Jun 9, 2014 3:36 pm

IU pop culture 101 for parents

Your students have years of classes and studying ahead of them. After you drop them off, here’s a little (fun) homework you can do in your own living room to brush up on some IU pop culture.

Jun 9, 2014 3:20 pm

When to visit your student

Many campus events are options for activity-filled weekends for parent-student visits.

Jun 6, 2014 2:20 pm

Mail 101

Keep your postal service happy. Check out these guidelines for addressing mail to students.

Jun 6, 2014 2:09 pm

Send the perfect care package

Nothing banishes the homesick blues like a surprise in the mail. Make your students feel at home by sending a care package or two to their residence hall.

Your student is all settled into his or her dorm, and you’re driving home in an unloaded minivan. All you can think about is when you’ll get to see your new college student again. Don’t worry. It’s not too early to start planning your next visit. There are a lot of great places in town. Here are some suggestions to get you started, but there are so many other places to fit your needs.

Your arrival to IU’s campus can be a lot easier if you know what to expect.That’s why we asked Grace Bower, a resident assistant in Wright Quad, to break down the ins and outs of moving your student into his or her new home away from home.

Jun 6, 2014 1:42 pm

Some helpful tips from a mom

We asked Laura Wisinski, mother of the Indiana Daily Student’s summer editor-in-chief Rachel, about her experience with the four years her daughter spent at IU. Read her advice on everything from academics to food choices in town.

Jun 6, 2014 12:56 pm

Just FYI

Here are a few key terms that are useful to know around campus. They’ll help you blend in so it’s not obvious you’re new.

Today IU boasts more than 600,000 living alumni. Some names are more familiar than others. Here are a few, past and present, you might recognize.

Jun 6, 2014 11:07 am

Words of wisdom

Leaders from across campus offer advice on how to prepare for the first year at IU. From the practical to the philosophical, they’ve got you covered.

Jun 6, 2014 10:36 am

Lotus Festival

The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, which will take place Sept. 18-21 this year, is an annual celebration of the cultures that make up Bloomington.

Jun 6, 2014 10:15 am

What is Welcome Week?

Participate in the Welcome Week experience and find new friends, learn about clubs and organizations and enjoy concerts and performances by other student groups.

These two tunes will come in handy during your time at IU. Memorized the lyrics to the IU fight song, “Indiana, Our Indiana” and the alma mater, “Hail to Old IU.”

May 30, 2014 2:56 pm

Finding your faith

Here is a sample of religious organizations in Bloomington. You can also visit the IDS religious directory for a more extensive selection.

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