There are many things new student can do to prepare for their first semester. To help students begin their transition to the
university, all new freshmen will be enrolled in their first course: Sycamoreology. You will be automatically enrolled in
this course on Blackboard. Many of the courses here at ISU utilize this online tool.
Sycamoreology is an interactive game that will help you explore important areas of the University through various media over
the summer. The objective of Sycamoreology is for you to find as many Sycamore Leaves as possible. The graphic to the right
is what you want to find! These leaves are posted on several communication pieces we will be mailing to you prior to the start
of the fall semester, but also spread in various places on Indiana State University's web site.
Each Sycamoreology leaf will be connected to a code. You will have to click the link in order to get access to the code.
It might be helpful for you to note where you found it as well, as on occasion, you will be asked questions about the content
around the leaf. Once you have been registered in the course, you can begin entering the codes you find throughout the summer,
have the ability ask questions, and engage with your new classmates. It can take up to 48 hours after registering for orientation
to have access to the course.
The more you explore and the better you become at navigating Indiana State University, the better your chances at winning one of
several great prizes, including t-shirts, money for textbooks, and even a brand new Nook, not to mention increased success as a
student. Much like any course in college, we encourage you to start right away. Visit
blackboard.indstate.edu to get started!*
*Freshmen must activate their Sycamore Login and register for orientation before they will be enrolled into a Sycamoreology course on
Blackboard. Please allow up to 48 hours to have access to the course in Blackboard.