New Student Transition Programs

The Office of New Student Transition Programs (NSTP) coordinates New Student Orientation for all first-year and transfer, domestic and international students as well as Commuter Services, with a concentration on the transition of new students to Indiana State University. The office also provides oversight of Fall and Spring Welcome and, in collaboration with other campus units, events such as Move-In, University Welcome and Convocation, March through the Arch, and Taste of Terre Haute.

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New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to Indiana State University. Part of becoming a Sycamore is to attend New Student Orientation. Indiana State University Orientation provides students with information on campus resources, introduces them to current students, their academic advisor, and serves as the method to scheduling classes for the first semester. All new freshmen and transfer (domestic and international) students are required to attend Orientation. A fee will be assessed on the student’s first e-bill. Students enrolled in any online-only major or program do not have to attend orientation.

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Fall Welcome

August 21st-26th 2016

Fall Welcome kicks off another semester at Indiana State University, and whether you're a returning or new student, we encourage you to experience as much as possible. As a new student, getting connected and involved on campus is a great way to feel at home. There are events each day from which to choose, so get out there and get to know campus, your new friends, and your new home a bit better! 

Below are some of the highlighted events coming up during Fall Welcome. 

Daily Events:

Friday, August 19th 
8:00 - 10:00 pm Welcome to the Neighborhood - Dede I
Saturday, August 20th
8:00 - 11:00 pm RHA Party on the Patio- Location TBD
​​Sunday, August 21st 
3:30 - 4:30 pm Commuter Connection (REQUIRED FOR COMMUTER STUDENTS) - Dede I
2:30 - 4:30 pm Residence Hall Floor Meetings (REQUIRED FOR ON CAMPUS STUDENTS) - Residence Hall Floors
5:00 - 5:30 pm University Welcome and Convocation - Hulman Center
5:45 - 6:45 pm March Through the Arch - Arch
6:00 - 10:00 pm Sycamore Sunday - Wolf Field
Monday, August 22nd
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Donaghy Day (REQUIRED) - Hulman Center
2:00 - 3:00 pm Passport to College (REQUIRED)
  • College of Business: Federall Hall, Second Floor Courtroom
  • Bayh College of Education: Holmstedt Hall, Room 102
  • Exploratory Studies: Stalker Hall, Room 301
  • College of Heath and Human Sciences: Science Building, Room 214
  • Math and Laboratory Sciences: Science Building, Room 012
  • Arts and Humanities: Science Building, Room 138
  • School of Nursing: Nursing Building, Room 107
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: Science Building, Room 018
  • College of Technology: Holmstedt Hall, Room 103
4:30 - 7:00 pm Welcome Back Social - Fountain
8:00 - 10:00 pm  Fountain Party - Fountain
Tuesday, August 23rd 
Wednesday, August 24th
11:30 am - 1:00 pm A Taste of Terre Haute - Quad
5:00 - 7:00 pm VIP Shopping Night - ISU Bookstore
9:00 - 11:00 pm Movie on the President's Lawn - Quad
Thursday, August 25th 
3:00 - 5:00 pm Fraternity and Sorority Life Event - Wolf Field
7:00 - 8:30 pm Every Third Thursday Bingo - Dede I
Friday, August 26th 
8:30 - 10:00 am Sycamore Resolution Launch Party 3.0 - Student Recreation Center Patio
5:45 - 8:00 pm Fraternity and Sorority Welcome at Rec Fest - Student Recreation Center Lawn
6:00 - 9:00 pm Fest - Student Recreation Center
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