Let’s Get it Started: New Student Orientation

First and foremost, Indiana Tech thanks you for choosing our university as 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. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your educational goals.

Over the next few years, your college journey will be molded and shaped by so many things—experiences, decisions, thoughts, your coursework and interactions with friends and mentors, just to name a few. And that journey begins at Indiana Tech with 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: Friday, Aug. 16

If you are a new domestic student or a returning international student, and you will live on campus during the 2019-20 school year, this is the day you should arrive and move in. Please refer to the table below to identify your designated move-in time. This timetable was developed to make the move-in process as efficient as possible so, as a courtesy to your fellow Warriors, please adhere to the schedule.

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

*Warrior Row C has been renamed as Kalbfleisch Hall

Shift 1: 8:30-9:45 a.m. Pierson 4th floor Kalbfleisch Hall 3rd floor Oropeza
Shift 2: 9:45-11 a.m. Pierson 3rd floor Kalbfleisch Hall 2nd floor Oropeza
Shift 3: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pierson 2nd floor Kalbfleisch Hall 1st floor
Shift 4: 12:15-2 p.m.
Pierson 1st floor

Depending on your assigned residence hall, 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. Once you arrive at the unloading area, you will be able to go inside Pierson Hall to acquire your room keys. 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. Once you arrive at the unloading area, you will be able to go inside Kalbfleisch Hall to acquire your room keys. 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. Once you arrive at the unloading area, you will be able to go inside Oropeza Hall to acquire your room keys. 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 and arrive between 2-5 p.m.

If you will arrive outside of the scheduled hours and do not have prior approval to do so, you will need to seek alternate lodging accommodations for the night and make arrangements to move in on Saturday.

Returning Domestic Student Arrival Dates: Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18

If you are a returning domestic 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 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Students arriving outside of the scheduled hours without prior approval 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 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., followed by Welcome Week activities.

Event Time Event Name Event Location
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Move-In Process See move in schedule
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Open Lunch
Andorfer Dining Hall
3:30-4:15 p.m. Warrior Family Association Reception Abbot Welcome Center
4:45 p.m. Parent Departures
5-6 p.m. Residence Hall “Role Call” Residence hall floors and lobbies
6-7:30 p.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 Time Event Name Event Location
8-8:45 a.m. Check In and Breakfast (Residents and Commuters) Andorfer Commons Dining Hall
9-9:45 a.m. Orientation Group Meet Up See Meet Up Map provided at check in
10-10:45 a.m. University Welcome Snyder Academic Center Multi-flex Center
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Meetings with Academic College and Major Faculty College 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
12-12:30 p.m. Lunch with Faculty Location determined by major
12:30-12:45 p.m.
Orientation Group Meet Up
See Meet Up Map provided at check in

Breakout Sessions – Resident Students

Event Time Event Name Event Location
1-1:40 p.m. Safety & Parking on Campus Andorfer Commons Seitz Conference Center
1:45-2:20 p.m. Involvement Fair Andorfer Commons Dining Hall
2:30-3:50 p.m.
“How ‘Bout That Party”
Snyder Academic Center Multi-Flex Theater

Breakout Sessions – Commuter Students

Event Time Event Name Event Location
1-2:20 p.m. “How ‘Bout That Party” Snyder Academic Center Multi-Flex Theater
2:30-3:05 p.m. Involvement Fair Andorfer Commons Dining Hall
3:10-3:50 p.m.
Safety & Parking on Campus Andorfer Commons Seitz Conference Center

Combined Sessions Continue

Event Time Event Name Event Location
4-4:20 p.m. Orientation Group Meet Up See Meet Up Map provided at check in
4:30-5:30 p.m. Ice Cream Melt Down Andorfer 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 Time Event Name Event Location
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Grab & Go Breakfast
Andorfer Dining Hall
9:30-10 a.m. Orientation Group Meet Up See meet up map provided at check in
10:15-10:45 a.m. Student Talk with Student Success College 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
10:45-11 a.m. Orientation Group Meet Up See Meet Up map provided at check in
11-11:30 a.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
11-11:30 a.m.
Survival Guide to Commuter Life
Andorfer Commons Magee-O’Connor Theater
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Experience & Taste Fort Wayne Andorfer Commons Dining Room
1-1:15 p.m. Orientation Group Meet Up See 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 Time Event Name Event Location
1:30-2:05 p.m. Tech Serves Andorfer Commons Recreation Center
2:15-2:50 p.m. Tech Talks Snyder Academic Center Multi-flex Theater
3-3:35 p.m. Student Guide to Tech’s Technology Andorfer 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 Time Event Name Event Location
1:30-2:05 p.m. Tech Talks Snyder Academic Center Multi-flex Theater
2:15-2:50 p.m. Student Guide to Tech’s Technology Andorfer Commons Seitz Center Conference Rm. 207
3-3:35 p.m. Tech Serves Andorfer 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 Time Event Name Event Location
1:30-2:05 p.m. Student Guide to Tech’s Technology Andorfer Commons Seitz Center Conference Rm. 207
2:15-2:50 p.m. Tech Serves Andorfer Commons Recreation Center
3-3:35 p.m. Tech Talks Snyder Academic Center Multi-flex Theater

Combined Sessions Continue

Event Time Event Name Event Location
3:45-4:15 p.m. Practical Applications: Being Ready for Monday With Orientation Group
4-5 p.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 the Guidebook App

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

Taking Care of Final Details

Registration

If you have not registered for classes, you must contact your academic advisor or admissions counselor to schedule a time to complete this task. Once this happens, you will be able to activate your Indiana Tech student account and take placement exams.

Getting Cleared for Class

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 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16.

Textbook Pickup

If you’re registered and cleared, you may pick up your textbooks from the Bookroom, prior to the start of classes Monday! The Bookroom, Room 143 in Warrior Fieldhouse, 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

Get the latest and greatest Tech Gear at Tech Treasures, Indiana Tech’s university gift shop, located on the first floor of Andorfer Commons. Tech Treasures will be open 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Aug 16; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Aug. 17 and 18. Tech Treasures will begin normal hours on Aug. 19 or when fully staffed. You can also shop our Tech Treasures online store; choose free in-store pickup 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