New Student Orientation is meant to be a fun, exciting, and educational experience for new students. Check out our suggestions below.
Attending orientation is expected of all new students. This program is how you will register for classes and
our expectation is that you stay for the entire program in order to complete orientation. Students will not
be allowed to leave the program early for any reason. Plan ahead! Check here for a sample schedule soon.
Check-In and be on time. We accomplish a great deal first thing in the morning. Check out our
parking map and write down Admissions' phone number in case you get lost. During check-in we'll go through your
student account and make sure you’re eligible to register for classes. Completing
the checklist beforehand makes this process easy!
Meet your Welcome Team Leader. Each student will be assigned a leader and small group during
orientation. Your leader is a great resource during your time at ISU. You'll also meet several new friends in
Be engaged. Yes, there is a great deal of information given to you during orientation. It's not
vital you memorize it, but keep your phone in your pocket and let it all soak in. This information will be extremely
valuable this fall!
Be prepared. Check out the academic advising worksheet and talk to your family about expectations for
the first semester. You'll meet one-on-one with an academic advisor on Day Two during orientation, so family input is
important before orientation.
Stay in touch. Exchange phone numbers, email, or social media sites with your new friends and with our
leaders. You'll have some questions after orientation and we're all here to help. Also, check MyISU Cloud
often and your Sycamore Email for notifications from your