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Let’s Get IT Started: New-Student Orientation

Your move toward a successful and fulfilling collegiate experience at Indiana Tech begins with new-student orientation. During this time, you are going to meet fellow students, get to know faculty and staff and learn about all the resources that are available to help you thrive while you are here. New-student orientation is the beginning of of your college journey, which will mold and shape so many things including coursework, experiences, decisions you make, and interactions with friends and mentors.

But first, Indiana Tech would like to thank you for choosing our university to be your university. Everyone here is committed to fulfilling the tenets of our university’s mission statement, which are:

  • To prepare you for active participation, career advancement, and leadership in the global 21st century society, and
  • To motivate you toward a life of significance and worth

Friday, Aug. 18, through Sunday, Aug. 20: Indiana Tech’s first-time new students will learn about the Tech student experience, meet with deans and faculty within your college,  as well as make connections with other students. These orientation days are essential in launching your Indiana Tech experience and acclimating to the campus climate. Not to mention, there will be a lot of fun to be had.

Your Guide for Orientation and More

Warriors Connect App

Our new WarriorsConnect app will conveniently connect you with information and resources that will help you during orientation as well as your entire college career.

  • Calendar of orientation events with quick access to check-in links
  • Campus map
  • Locate and connect with staff, resources and communities that will help you thrive
  • Find and participate in clubs, events and activities on campus
  • List of campus lingo
  • Track their academic progress and access course information
  • Receive key notifications and announcements
  • Stay organized on a day-to-day basis

Access the WarriorsConnect app at warriorsconnect.indianatech.edu. It is also downloadable from the App Store and Google Play.

2023 Schedule

As of June 7, and subject to change

Move-In Schedule / Instructions:

Indiana Tech Fall 2023 Move-In Schedule

  • Key pickup for new students during move in will be located in the Abbott Welcome Center (clock tower building). Returning students will pick up their keys from Andorfer Commons at the Student Affairs Suite.
  • If you need to arrive outside of the designated times, please contact residencelife@indianatech.edu prior to your arrival. Students should not arrive prior to their scheduled date without approval but you may arrive after your date during one of the time blocks if necessary.
  • Carts and volunteers will be available to assist you with the move-in process during Friday’s move in.

The following schedule for arrival is in place for the fall of 2023.

DateTimeGroup
8/11variesNew International Students
8/188:30 a.m.-1 p.m.New Students
8/1910 a.m.-4 p.m.All Returning Students
8/2010 a.m.-4 p.m.All Returning Students continue

Athletic teams or other designated groups/individuals required to arrive early for preseason training or due to University request is limited and is communicated through your coach or staff member.

Dining service will begin for residential students with dinner on Friday, Aug. 18. Dining will provide brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday and three meals daily Monday through Friday. All menu items and venues may not be open at once and a schedule of availability will be communicated. Full service and regular hours will begin with breakfast on Monday, Aug. 21.

Click the following link and consider printing out to use for your arrival.

2023 Move-in Map for 8/18

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

The following instructions are for students arriving on Aug. 18. Check in first at the Abbott Center to pick up your keys then follow the map and driving directions below:

If you will live in Pierson Hall, please follow the RED path on the map. Turn left off E. Washington Blvd. onto Schick St. and go to the Pierson Hall check point (see the red star on the map). You will check in there and be directed where to go next. Volunteers with carts will be available at the unloading area to assist with moving your belongings into your room. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the unloading zone and move it from the unloading zone once all of your belongings are moved to your room. It is recommended you not enter Schick St. from the Maumee Ave. side.

If you will live in Kalbfleisch Hall, please follow the BLUE path on the map. Turn right off E. Washington Blvd. onto Walter St. and go to the Kalbfleish Hall check point (see the blue star on the map). You will check in there and be directed where to go next. Volunteers with carts will be available at the unloading area to assist with moving your belongings into your room. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the unloading zone and move it from the unloading zone once all of your belongings are moved to your room.

If you will live in Oropeza Hall, please follow the ORANGE path on the map. Turn left off E. Washington Blvd. at Indiana Tech campus entrance 1 and go to the Oropeza Hall check point (see the orange star on the map). You will check in there and be directed where to go next. Volunteers with carts will be available at the unloading area to assist with moving your belongings into your room. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the unloading zone and move it from the unloading zone once all of your belongings are moved to your room.

Please visit the Student Affairs office, located inside Andorfer Commons, if:

  • You are assigned to a building not shown on the map. It is here you will receive your keys and any additional instructions.
  • You are arriving on campus without a room assignment.
  • You are running late after 1 p.m but prior to 5 p.m. on Aug. 18.

If you will arrive outside of the scheduled hours but after the scheduled date and time and do not have prior approval to do so, you may check at the security desk in Andorfer Commons.

Returning Student Arrival Dates: Saturday, Aug. 19

If you are a returning domestic student or a returning international student, you should move in on Saturday or Sunday, unless you have permission prior to arriving. Prior permission is typically granted if you have a specific university function such as athletic preseason training or if you are an orientation leaders. Returning students may check in at Student Affairs in the Andorfer Commons between 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Students arriving outside of the scheduled hours may check with the security desk in Andorfer commons if it is after the schedule date and time but be prepared to seek alternate housing temporarily if it is before the scheduled date and time without prior approval.

Warrior Family Association Parent Reception

Warrior Family Association Parent Reception

There will be a Warrior Family Association Parent Reception on Friday, Aug. 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., in the Abbott Welcome Center. Stop by for a chance to meet President Einolf and his wife, Maria, with light refreshments to be served.

Friday, Aug. 18: Standard Move-In Day Events and Orientation Kickoff

Standard Move-In Day Events and Orientation Kickoff

All new students are expected to attend the orientation events throughout the day. For locations of all events, please download the guidebook application as described below.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
8:30-1 p.m.Resident Check in/Key PickupAbbott Center
8:30-1 p.m.New Student Move InSee Move In schedule
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.LunchAndorfer Dining Hall
1:30-3:45 p.m.Commuter Check InMagee O’Connor, Andorfer Concession Stand
3:00-3:45 p.m.Warrior Family Association Parent ReceptionAbbot Welcome Center
4:00 p.m.Parent Departures
4:00-4:45 p.m.Survival Guide to Commuter LifeMagee O’Connor, Andorfer
4:00-4:45 p.m.Residence Hall Floor MeetingsFloor Lounges
5:00-5:30 p.m.Warrior WelcomeSchaefer Gym
5:30-6:00 p.m.Orientation Group Meetings
6:00-7:00 p.m.PlayfairAcademic Center Lawn
6:30-8:00 p.m.DinnerAndorfer Dining Hall
9 p.m.Late Night Shopping and 4th MealTBD

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

Saturday, Aug. 19: New Student Orientation – Day 2

New Student Orientation – Day 2

All new students are expected to attend the orientation events throughout the day. For locations of all events, please download the guidebook application as described below.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
8-8:45 a.m.Check In / IDs / Guidebook / BreakfastDining Hall
9-9:30 a.m.Orientation Group MeetupPer Meetup Map
9:30-11:30 a.m.Meetings with Academic College and Major FacultyVarious
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Lunch with Faculty

  • 11:30 – Engineering and Computer Science
  • 11:45 – Arts and Sciences
  • 12:00 – Business
Andorfer Commons
12:45-1:00 p.m.Orientation Group MeetupPer Meetup Map
1:00-2:30 p.m.Sex RulesMulti-Flex Theater
2:30-3:00 p.m.Mental Well-Being BreakSnyder Academic Center Lawn
3:00-5:15 p.m.Diversity SessionMulti-Flex Theater
4:00-7 p.m.Open Rec CenterRec Center, Andorfer Commons
5:30-7:30 p.m.DinnerAndorfer Commons

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

Sunday, Aug. 20: New Student Orientation – Day 3

New Student Orientation – Day 3

All new students are expected to attend the orientation events throughout the day. For locations of all events, please download the guidebook application as described below.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
11:00-11:30 a.m.Interfaith Prayer ServiceAndorfer, Wegner Chapel
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.LunchDining Hall
12:45-12:55 p.m.Orientation Group MeetupPer Meetup Map
1:00-1:30 p.m.

1:40-2:10 p.m.

2:20-2:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions – The next three sessions will be concurrent sessions with three groups rotating among these sessions. Check with your Orientation Group Leader for your specific rotation schedule.
Meeting the Career Center with a HandshakeAndorfer Dining Hall
Getting to Know (Experience) Fort WayneSeitz 205-207, Andorfer
Safety and Parking on CampusMagee O’Connor Theater, Andorfer
3:00-3:30 p.m.Practical Applications: Being Ready for MondayOrientation Group Choice
4:00-8:30 p.m.Athletic Team Meetings (see additional schedule below)Multiflex Theater
5:00-7:00 p.m.Welcome Back Cookout and PartyScully Square
5-7 p.m.Involvement and Resource FairScully Square

The follow schedule is for athletic team meetings

Times Listed BelowAthletic Team Meetings – The following teams will have an information meeting in the Snyder Multiflex Theater
4:00-4:30 p.m.Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Volleyball
4:30-5:00 p.m.Men’s Hockey, Women’s Hockey, Archery, Esports
5:00-5:30 p.m.Softball, Men’s Lacrosse, Golf, Women’s Wrestling
5:30-6:00 p.m.Men’s Wrestling, Bowling, Tennis, Competitive Dance
6:00-6:30 p.m.Women’s Lacrosse, Baseball,
6:30-7:00 p.m.Track and Field

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