Orientation

  • Parent Resources

    Find answers to many of your questions, interesting facts about IUP, and learn how we will support your student.

    The new student orientation experience is not a stand-alone event that prepares you for the college experience.  The IUP orientation program will engage you with tasks and activities before and after attending your online program.  Please read the content below to learn how to prepare yourself for this experience.  Note there are some essential tasks that need to be completed to develop your fall course schedule.  

    Our office is currently working remotely. Please email us at orientation-testing@iup.edu for assistance.

    All orientations for students entering IUP in fall 2021 will be virtual via Zoom.

    How to prepare for your orientation experience:

    1. Accepted students will be invited to orientation after they pay their tuition deposit.  The remainder of this checklist will review essential steps students need to complete to prepare for the orientation experience.

    2. Register for Orientation.  We will be opening the freshmen registration process in early March and the transfer registration in mid-March.  Visit MyIUP to sign up for your program. An instructional video is also located there to assist with this process.

    3. Access the HAWKS 100 course or Transfer Pre-Orientation course (based on your admission category) to complete some pre-program tasks.  Freshmen are expected to complete the following essential items (found in the HAWKS 100 course) before they attend their orientation program:

      1. Math placement testing

      2. English guided self-placement process. This video provides an overview on how to access Math and English testing materials.

      3. View the Liberal Studies informational video

      4. Complete the course interest survey. This video provides an overview on how to access and complete the course interest survey

    4. Complete placement testing. Transfer students will be notified approximately one week before their program on what placement testing they will be required to complete.

    5. Continue to check your IUP email account. Incoming students will receive additional program details through their IUP email account. This is the official method of communication for the university. Please be sure to check your account frequently to receive information about your orientation program and other announcements through the summer months.

    6. After participating in your program, complete the HAWKS 101 course.

    7. Prepare for your Welcome Week experience.

    8. Participate in additional content specific drop-in meetings that will be advertised through HAWKS 101.

    For an overview of Orientation activities, please see the orientation schedule page.

  • Register

    Freshmen, transfer students, and students attending our Northpointe and Punxsutawney campuses need to register. See the dates listed below for your program. 

    Placement Testing Overview: What you need to know

    All incoming students are required to complete placement testing before classes can be scheduled. Sometimes students have questions related to what is required. Attending this Zoom meeting can assist you with completing the necessary placement tests in a timely fashion.

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  • Student Orientation Programs and Dates (for students starting classes in August)

    Orientation is required for all incoming students, both freshman and transfer. Along the way, you’ll learn about campus services available to you and much more. All orientations will be online.

    See the complete list of dates below. All orientations will be virtual via Zoom.

    Freshman Orientation

    • April 17–April 18, 2021*
    • May 1–May 2, 2021*
    • June 10–June 11, 2021*
    • June 13–June 14, 2021*
    • June 15–June 16, 2021*
    • June 20–June 21, 2021*
    • June 22–June 23, 2021*
    • June 24–June 25, 2021*

    • June 27–June 28, 2021
    • June 29–June 30, 2021
    • July 11–July 12, 2021
    • July 13–July 14, 2021
    • August 12–August 13, 2021

    Transfer Orientation 

    • May 28, 2021*
    • July 1, 2021
    • July 16, 2021
    • August 11, 2021

    Northpointe Orientation 

    • July 15, 2021
    • August 13, 2021

    Punxsutawney Orientation 

    • July 15, 2021
    • August 13, 2021

    *Attending one of these program dates will enable you to take advantage of the five-installment payment plan that includes the students’ full cost of attendance (tuition, room and board, and fees) for the fall semester.  Please visit the Bursar’s website for more information about the installment payment plan options. You will want to scroll down to the Installment Payment Plan section.

     
  • Parent and Family Orientation

    Because family support is critical to your student’s success, we would like to encourage you to participate with them during their online orientation experience.

    You can learn more about resources and services for students in our Wednesday Webinars for Parent and Family Members.