Wednesday, Aug. 16
The Freshman Induction Ceremony, at the IU Auditorium, marks the beginning of a student’s IU career. IU Provost Lauren Robel inducts the new class, and students are invited to make the Indiana Promise. Afterward, families and friends enjoy an outdoor picnic.
Thursday, Aug. 17
One of the most popular Welcome Week events, at IU Auditorium, allows students to hear bands, eat food and try dances from around the world at outdoor booths, while doors for the indoor portion of CultureFest open at 3:30p.m. with limited seating.
Herman B House Party at the Wells Library
Wells Library is transformed from a study spot to party space with food, prizes and games. Play Texas Hold ‘Em, Ping-Pong, Guitar Hero and discover the “Secrets of the Stacks.”
Majors, Minors and More fair
Students can take this opportunity to learn more about the academic resources and opportunities that are available to them as students.
Students can participate in a late-night shopping spree for school supplies and decorations. A free shuttle will take students from their residence halls or the IMU to a local store for shopping and prize drawings.
Friday, Aug. 18
This is your chance to become familiar with the resources that IU offers. Libraries, culture centers, Academic Support Centers and other student services offices will offer tours and activities.
Traditions & Spirit of IU
Students file into Memorial Stadium to show their school pride during the Traditions and Spirit of IU. Learn the fight song, Hoosier traditions and see some of IU’s top student-athletes.
Look into both work-study and non-work-study jobs — positions on campus and with other Bloomington organizations – with IU job fairs. Students can also find part-time work through IU’s Career Development Center.
Sex, Drugs & Rock’n Roll: Tips & Tricks for College life
New students are invited for live musc and free prizes, alongside interactive booths that will help you succeed academically and beyond in college. Sponsored by IU Health Center’s Counseling and Psychology Services and Sexual Assault Crisis Service, the event will also feature opportunities to meet student groups.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Welcome Week Block Party Concert and Carnival
Cap off Welcome Week with an evening of music and festivities sponsored by Residence Halls Association, RPS and Union Board. It’s open to all students with the carnival starting at 6 p.m., and doors for the concert opening at 9 p.m. The carnival is free of charge to all students.
Sunday, Aug. 20
Visit Dunn Meadow between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to learn about the diverse religious student groups at IU.
A previous version of this story said Traditions & Spirit of IU was in Assembly Hall. It is actually at Memorial Stadium. The IDS regrets this error.
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