Orienter 2017

Fighting homesickness

(06/27/17 12:21pm)

You’re in a new place. You’re on your own. For the first time ever, you’re getting to call the shots and make the decisions about what you’re doing with your time.

Exploring Herman B Wells’ legacy

(06/27/17 12:21pm)

Herman B Wells was the president of IU for 25 years, from 1938 until 1962, and expanded the University from 11,000 students to more than 31,000 at the time of his retirement. After his retirement, he became the chancellor of the University, a position created expressly for him, which he held until his death in 2000. Wells fell in love with the University during his college career in the 1920s, said James Capshew, IU faculty member and Wells biographer. “He wanted to dedicate his life to the University,” Capshew said. Wells’ legacy is still intact, present in legend and in the campus he helped build. “He would walk all the pathways at night with a book,” said Jerik Tumang, IU student and campus tour guide.

Culture centers provide diversity

(06/27/17 12:20pm)

Office of International Studies 400 E. Seventh St. ois.indiana.edu The Office of International Studies offers cultural, social and educational programs to support international students on the IU campus.

Talking campus safety

(06/27/17 12:18pm)

It’s important that you feel safe and are safe during your time here at IU. The IU Police Department operates on campus with a fleet of 13 vehicles and 40 full-time officers plus around 60 part-time officers and cadets. It’s also important to remember that you have many resources at IU that work together to keep you safe.

Tackling textbooks

(06/27/17 12:13pm)

After your bursar bill is paid and you’re settled into your dorm with furniture and snacks, there’s still one expense left: textbooks. Textbooks seem to get pricier every year and always come at an unexpected cost to many students.