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New Student Orientation

Students find the journey through their college years is not just one experience, one decision, one class, one friend or even one mentor. College is all of that, and more. It is a series of experiences, thoughts, classes, relationships, etc.

When students choose Indiana Tech, their entire experience is built around ONE important concept: the university mission statement. Our mission is to provide learners a professional education; prepare them for active participation, career advancement, and leadership in the global 21st century society; and motivate them toward a life of significance and worth.

As a new student to Indiana Tech, your first moments here will come from New Student Orientation. Whether you are a first-time student or a transfer student to Indiana Tech, you will spend Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18, learning about the Tech student experience, meeting with deans and faculty of your college and program, making connections with other students and getting acclimated for the semesters to come.

2019 Schedule

Move-In Schedule / Instructions: Friday, Aug. 16 - Sunday, Aug. 18

Indiana Tech Fall 2019 Move In

New Domestic Student and Returning International Student Arrival Date:               August 16, 2019

Instructions:       All new domestic students and returning international students who live on campus arrive and move in on this day.  The following guidelines maximize efficiency during the move in process.  Please try to follow the guidelines and timeframe for your scheduled arrival time as a courtesy to your fellow Warriors.

Move in times vary by location and floor of each building.  Additionally, each residence hall housing new students will have an initial checkpoint (color coded outlined below) as shown on the traffic flow move in map. (This is a temporary version of the map and will be updated)  You will be directed on where to go next after checking in.  Your keys will be available inside your residence hall building when you arrive at the unloading area.  Volunteers with carts will be available to assist with moving your belongings into your room during the scheduled move in times.  Please avoid leaving your vehicle unattended and move it from the unloading zone once all items are located in your room.

Pierson Center – Red Line             Kalbfleisch Hall* – Blue Line           Oropeza – Orange Line

*Warrior Row C has been renamed as Kalbfleisch Hall

Shift 1: 8:30am-9:45am                  Pierson 4th floor, Kalbfleisch Hall 3rd floor, Oropeza

Shift 2: 9:45am-11:00am                Pierson 3rd floor, Kalbfleisch Hall 2nd floor, Oropeza

Shift 3: 11:00am-12:15pm             Pierson 2nd floor, Kalbfleisch Hall 1st floor

Shift 4: 12:15am-2:00pm               Pierson 1st floor

New students assigned to any other facility are unique and should visit the Student Affairs office within Andorfer Commons to request keys.  Any student arriving without a room assignment will also visit the Student Affairs office.  If you are running late and arrive between 2:00pm-5:00pm, please visit the Student Affairs office in Andorfer Commons.  Students arriving outside of the scheduled hours without prior approval should seek alternate accommodations.

Returning Domestic Student Arrival Dates:           August 17-18, 2019

Instructions:       Returning domestic students should move in on Saturday or Sunday unless they have permission prior to arriving.  Permission is typically associated with specific university functions such as athletic preseason training, orientation leaders, or department needs.  Returning students may check in at Student Affairs in the Andorfer Commons between 8:30am-5:00pm.  Students arriving outside of the scheduled hours without prior approval and should seek alternate accommodations.

New Student Move-In Day Events: Friday, Aug. 16

Move-In Day Events

New student Move-In day events will run from 8:30a.m.-7:30p.m. followed by Welcome Week activities.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
8:30a.m.-2:00p.m.Move In ProcessSee move in schedule
3:30p.m.-4:15p.m.Warrior Family Association ReceptionAbbot Welcome Center
4:45p.m.Parent Departures
5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.Residence Hall “Role Call”Residence hall floors and lobbies
6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.Dinner (meal plan starts)Andorfer Dining Hall

For additional events and activities on Friday, please visit the Welcome Week schedule.

New Student Orientation: Saturday, Aug. 17

New Student Orientation – Saturday Events

New student orientation activities will run from 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
8:00a.m.-8:45a.m.Check In and Breakfast (Residents and Commuters)Andorfer Commons Dining Hall
9:00a.m.-9:45a.m.Orientation Group Meet UpSee Meet Up Map provided at check in
10:00a.m.-10:45a.m.University WelcomeSnyder Academic Center Multi-flex Center
11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.Meetings with Academic College and Major FacultyCollege of Business: Snyder Academic Center Multi-flex Theater; College of Arts & Sciences: Keene Building Seminar Room; College of Engineering & Computer Sciences: Andorfer Commons Magee-O’Connor Theater
12:00p.m.-12:30p.m.Lunch with FacultyLocation determined by major
12:30p.m.-12:45p.m.
Orientation Group Meet Up
See Meet Up Map provided at check in

Breakout Sessions – Resident Students

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
1:00p.m.-1:40p.m.Safety & Parking on CampusAndorfer Commons Seitz Conference Center
1:45p.m.-2:20p.m.Involvement FairAndorfer Commons Dining Hall
2:30p.m.-3:50p.m.
“How ‘Bout That Party”
Snyder Academic Center Multi-Flex Theater

Breakout Sessions – Commuter Students

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
1:00p.m.-2:20p.m.“How ‘Bout That Party”Snyder Academic Center Multi-Flex Theater
2:30p.m.-3:05p.m.Involvement FairAndorfer Commons Dining Hall
3:10p.m.-3:50p.m.
Safety & Parking on CampusAndorfer Commons Seitz Conference Center

Combined Sessions Continue

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
4:00p.m.-4:20p.m.Orientation Group Meet UpSee Meet Up Map provided at check in
4:30p.m.-5:30p.m.Ice Cream Melt DownAndorfer Commons Recreation Center

For additional events and activities on Friday, please visit the Welcome Week schedule.

 

New Student Orientation: Sunday, Aug. 18

New Student Orientation – Sunday Events

New student orientation activities will run from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A schedule of the day’s events will be posted soon.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
9:30a.m.-10:00a.m.Orientation Group Meet UpSee meet up map provided at check in
10:15a.m.-10:45a.m.Student Talk with Student SuccessCollege of Arts & Sciences: Keene Building Seminar Room; College of Business: Snyder Academic Center Multi-flex Theater; College of Engineering: Andorfer Commons Seitz Conference Center Rm. 207; College of Computer Sciences: Andorfer Commons Seitz Conference Center Rm. 206
10:45a.m.-11:00a.m.Orientation Group Meet UpSee Meet Up map provided at check in
11:00a.m.-11:30a.m.Warriors Live (Resident Students)Pierson 1st floor and Oropeza – Andorfer Commons Seitz Conference Rm. 207; Pierson 2nd floor – Snyder Academic Center Rm. 234; Pierson 3rd floor – Keene Building Seminar Rm. 180; Pierson 4th floor – Keene Building rm. 368; Kalbfleisch Hall – Andorfer Commons Seitz Conference Rm. 206
11:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
Survival Guide to Commuter Life
Andorfer Commons Magee-O’Connor Theater
11:45a.m.-1:00p.m.Experience & Taste Fort WayneAndorfer Commons Dining Room
1:00p.m.-1:15p.m.Orientation Group Meet UpSee Meet Up map provided at check in

Breakout Sessions – Pierson 1 East, Pierson 2 West, Pierson 4 East, Kalbfleisch 2nd floor, and Commuters in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
1:30pm-2:05p.m.Tech ServesAndorfer Commons Recreation Center
2:15p.m.-2:50p.m.Tech TalksSnyder Academic Center Multi-flex Theater
3:00p.m.-3:35p.m.Student Guide to Tech’s TechnologyAndorfer Commons Seitz Center Conference Rm. 207

Breakout Sessions – Pierson 1 West, Pierson 3 East, Pierson 4 West, Oropeza, and Commuters in the College of Business.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
1:30pm-2:05p.m. Tech Talks Snyder Academic Center Multi-flex Theater
2:15p.m.-2:50p.m.Student Guide to Tech’s TechnologyAndorfer Commons Seitz Center Conference Rm. 207
3:00p.m.-3:35p.m.Tech ServesAndorfer Commons Recreation Center

Breakout Sessions – Pierson 2 East, Pierson 3 West, Kalbfleisch 1st floor, and Commuters in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
1:30pm-2:05p.m.Student Guide to Tech’s TechnologyAndorfer Commons Seitz Center Conference Rm. 207
2:15p.m.-2:50p.m.Tech ServesAndorfer Commons Recreation Center
3:00p.m.-3:35p.m. Tech Talks Snyder Academic Center Multi-flex Theater

Combined Sessions Continue

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
3:45p.m.-4:15p.m.Practical Applications: Being Ready for MondayWith Orientation Group
4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.Open Rec Center (Optional)Andorfer Commons Recreation Center

For additional events and activities on Friday, please visit the Welcome Week schedule.

Navigate Orientation on your Phone with Guidebook

The most important source of information for a student is their phone. That’s why Indiana Tech has partnered with the Guidebook app to supply you with everything you need to know about Warrior Orientation 2019. Use the instructions below to download the Guidebook app to your mobile device so you have the most up-to-date information about orientation.

1. Go to https://guidebook.com/g/warrior-orientation-2019

2. Tap “Download” to download the free Guidebook app

3. Open the Guidebook app and the guide for Warrior Orientation 2019

With the Guidebook app, you will find:

  • Things you need to do before you arrive
  • Where you can park at Indiana Tech
  • A campus map
  • A schedule of orientation events

Tying Up Loose Ends

Registration

If you have not registered for classes yet, you will need to contact your academic advisor or admissions counselor to schedule a time to register for your classes. You will activate your Indiana Tech student account and may take placement exams. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

Clearing

If you still need to set up a payment plan, make a tuition payment, or complete other paperwork through the Student Financial Services Office, we will have staff available in the Abbott Center to help you. The best times to take care of this is from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Textbook Pickup

If you’re registered and cleared, you may pick up your textbooks at your convenience from the bookroom prior to classes starting Monday! The Bookroom, located in the Warrior Fieldhouse room 143, will be open Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday during orientation weekend only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Bookroom’s regular schedule is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Just bring your student ID.

Tech Treasures Gift Shop

Our University gift shop, located in the Andorfer Commons on the first floor, will be open on Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. during move-in day, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on August 17-18th and then will return to normal hours on August 19 or when fully staffed. Get the latest and greatest Tech Gear. Come see what’s new for the fall.  If you want to avoid the long line, shop our Tech Treasures online store and choose free in-store pick up and we’ll have your order waiting for you when you stop in.

Welcome Week

Want to know what’s going on around campus during your first week at Tech? Check out all the fun Student Life has just for you! Welcome Week