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Steps to Orientation

What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation lays the foundation for your success at Indiana University Kokomo! You’ll learn about registering for classes, navigating campus, how to get the most out of your courses, and how to use our many wonderful supports and resources. You’ll also get to meet faculty, staff, student leaders, and fellow new students to help welcome you to our campus. We’re excited to meet you – and members of your family, if you like! – at this great event.

When is New Student Orientation?

We have several dates to choose from. Each date is first-come, first-serve, and slots fill up quickly.

On the day of each Orientation, check-in opens at 8:30 am, with the full program beginning at 9:00 am. The formal program will end by 1:00 pm, but we recommend that you plan some flexibility (perhaps 60-90 minutes) into your afternoon for class registration and exploring campus.

Click the “Register for Orientation” button above to fill out our RSVP form – available dates are listed there.

Be aware that if you are transferring to our campus from another college/university, we recommend that you attend Orientation in June, July, or August. Your first step to joining us, then, is to call the Office of Student Success and Advising (765-455-9405) to schedule an individual advising session.

How should I prepare?

After you have filled out the RSVP, you’ll get messages and reminders to help you be ready. A couple of key pieces:

  • SET UP YOUR OFFICIAL IU ACCOUNT AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR VISIT TO ORIENTATION. See the instructions below for how to do this.
  • On the day of your Orientation, come ready for check-in on time, and with your picture ID.
  • Park in the student parking area by Kresge Auditorium and the Kelley Student Center.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Success and Advising at 765-455-9405; email us at, or stop by room 223 of the Kelley Center on campus.

How do I set up my official IU account?

To establish your ADS (Computer) and IU e-mail accounts prior to attending New Student Orientation, click below and follow the instructions. It just takes a few minutes, but is crucial to your visit being worthwhile and helpful to you! If you need assistance, call 765-455-9405.

If you have set up your official IU e-mail account before you register for Orientation, your RSVP confirmation will go to that account. So, if you don't happen to see your confirmation in your personal e-mail when you submit your RSVP, consider checking your IU e-mail to see if it is there instead.

Set up your ADS (Computer) and IU e-mail accounts

Last updated: 03/08/2017