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Orientation 2018 Many Moments One PurposeNew 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 Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, 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.

2018 Schedule

Friday, August 17 (Move-in Day) – Saturday, August 18

Below is the schedule for this year’s orientation.

Friday, August 17

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Residence Hall Check In

Andorfer Commons, Concession Stand
Residential Students arrive first to the Magee-O’Connor Theater in Andorfer Commons to ensure all of the business is in order before being cleared to pick up their key. So start here first!


11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Move-in Lunch

Andorfer Commons, Dining Hall
Everyone is invited to lunch in the cool, sweet air conditioning of the Dining Hall. Just what you need after carrying boxes up the stairs.


3 – 3:45 p.m., Commuter Check In & Check Up

Andorfer Commons, Concessions Stand
Calling all new, freshman Commuters! Stop in at the concessions stand first so you can pick up your schedules and name tags before meeting with your orientation groups.


4:15 – 4:50 p.m., Welcome Class of 2022 (For Student and Families)

Schaefer Center Gym
New Warriors are welcomed by the President, Dr. Karl Einolf, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Stoker, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Kaplan. Learn about Warriors Life in and out of the classroom.


5 p.m., Families Depart

Wish your student all the best and let them begin their orientation experience with the other new students. Safe travels!


5 – 6 p.m., Playfair

Warrior Baseball Field (Rain Location: Schaefer Center, Gymnasium)
Before going off to dinner, it’s time to get up close and personal with your fellow Warriors. Designed to encourage students to push themselves a tad, while laughing, Playfair mixes it up, so that by the time students are done, the idea of spending a few days with “strangers” is less intimidating. It’s time to start breaking down barriers.


6 – 9 p.m., Kick Off Cook Out

Scully Square & Andorfer Commons Dining Hall
Celebrate the beginning of the year and see campus like never before from 90 feet up in a hot air balloon! Tethered balloon rides are open to all students, along with games, inflatables, caricatures, and more.  We’ll finish the night by lighting up campus with a hot air balloon glow just after sunset. (Hot Air balloon rides are weather dependent.)


9 p.m., Residence Hall Meeting

Floor Lobbies
Meet with everyone on your floor in the lobby and learn more about being a shared community in Residence Life.


9 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Open Rec Center

Andorfer Commons, Rec Center
After a long day, come and visit us in the Rec Center and have some fun getting to know your new friends.

Saturday, August 18

8:15 – 9 a.m., Breakfast (Optional)

Andorfer Commons, Dining Hall & Rec Center
It’s a big day, so start it off by fueling yourselves and getting familiar with the schedule.


9 a.m., Orientation Group Meet Up

As Assigned
Meet up with your orientation leader so that you know exactly what the day has in store for you.  You will find out when you need to be in your college of study and when you need to be in your orientation group.


9 – 9:45 a.m., Transfer Student Check In & Transfer Group Meet Up

Andorfer Commons, Concession Stand
Transfer Students, welcome to Tech! Check in at the concession stand and meet up with other transfer students before getting acclimated to Indiana Tech.  You’ve done the college thing, now you just need to learn a little about doing it at your new University.


9:30 – 10 a.m., Meet Your Academic Coach with Student Success

College of:

Business: Snyder Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater

Arts and Sciences: Keene Building, Seminar Room

Engineering and Computer Science: Andorfer Commons, Magee O’Connor Theater

Meet your Academic Coach and spend some time getting to know them through a fun exercise. They will be with you for four years, so start the time off right.


10 – 11 a.m., Academic College Meeting

Business: Snyder Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater

Arts and Sciences: Keene Building, Seminar Room

Engineering and Computer Science: Andorfer Commons, Magee O’Connor Theater

Before starting classes, we want you to spend some time with your college and advisors to find out more about what your path will look like. Finish your time eating lunch with facutly and staff from your college. **Colleges will start together and then break out into programs.


11 – 11:30 a.m., Lunch with Advisors

Per Program
Spend time getting to know your advisor, who will help you navigate your academic career as a Warrior.


11:30 – 1 p.m., Where to Involve on Campus

Andorfer Commons, Dining Hall
There is a lot to do at Tech.  It’s time to start exploring where you might find your fit, or at least get what you need.


12:45 p.m., Orientation Group Meet-Up

Per Group
Meet up with your orientation group to know navigate the schedule for the afternoon.


1 -2:30 p.m., Resident Students: How ‘Bout This Party?

Snyder Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater 
Your college life extends beyond the classroom. Factors surrounding sexual assault on college campuses across the country are becoming more and more complex. This interactive session promotes audience participation and discussion to help guide choices you may face.


1 -2:30 p.m., Commuter Students: Commuter Life – What You Need To Know

Andorfer Commons, Seitz Conference Center
You are a part of the Warrior community now. There are a lot of things which can help you not only succeed, but thrive at college if you are aware of them. We’ve picked the top things students need to know (but seldom ask) to help you navigate your campus experience.


2:45 -4:15 p.m., Commuter Students: How ‘Bout This Party?

Snyder Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater 
Your college life extends beyond the classroom. Factors surrounding sexual assault on college campuses across the country are becoming more and more complex. This interactive session promotes audience participation and discussion to help guide choices you may face.


2:45 -4:15 p.m., Resident Students: About Your Residential Life

Andorfer Commons, Seitz Conference Center
You are a part of the Warrior community now, Residents. There are a lot of things which can help you not only succeed, but thrive at college if you are aware of them. We’ve picked the top things students need to know (but seldom ask) to help you navigate your campus experience.


4:15 p.m., Orientation Group Wrap Up (What Now?) and Meal Tickets for EFW

Per Group
It’s been a long day, cool down with delicious ice cream and cool treats to take a breath after all the information. Play a game up pick-up ping pong or anything else going on down at the Rec Center.


5 – 6:30 p.m., Experience Fort Wayne

Andorfer Commons, Dining Hall
Fort Wayne loves to eat, you’ll learn this quickly once you are here. Commuters may know of some of our hidden “food gems,” but we take this lunch to feature some of our local favorite restaurants which students can easily access. Expand your tastes past those midnight fast food runs! Soccer, basketball and volleyball will be available at the outdoor athletic facilities.


5 – 8 p.m., Open Basketball Court (Optional)

Outside Court
Shoot some hoops at the outdoor courts.


6:30 – 9 p.m., Check the Rec: Rec Center Open House (Optional)

Andorfer Commons, Recreation Center
Check out all the rec center has to offer, kick back with friends, eat ice cream, play games, and get your glow on at the neon face paint station in preparation for the Glow Party!


9 – 12:00 a.m., Welcome Week Event: Late Night Glow Party (Optional)

Snyder Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater
“The World’s Wildest Glow Party” blends sound, light, and master DJs to create an epic experience. Enjoy food, refreshments, and glow in the dark games. Become part of the light show by wearing blacklight reactive neon colors and use the provided LED batons, gloves, bracelets, and glow sticks to create a sea of flashing bright neon!

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 2018. 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/warriororientation2018

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

3. Open the Guidebook app and the guide for Warrior Orientation 2018

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

When You Arrive on Friday, Aug. 17

Move-in Day Map

No matter what kind of student you are, the most important thing you need to know is where to go first. Please follow the directions below and refer to the temporary move-in day map (or download a PDF) to make things go smoothly for everyone.

If you live on campus, please DO NOT go to your residence hall first. All students must check in at the Andorfer Commons concession stand, first.

  • Enter campus at Entrance 2 by taking a left off E. Washington Blvd. onto Schick St.
  • Turn left into the “check-in parking lot” just north of Andorfer Commons and go into the building.
  • Check in at the concession stand, pick up your student ID and complete any financial transactions that may need to be finished.
  • Then, you are cleared to go pick up your key at your residence hall.

Once cleared to proceed to your residence hall:

  • Follow the RED path on the map if you will reside in Pierson Hall and will be unloading a car, van or SUV.
  • Follow the ORANGE path on the map if you will reside in Pierson Hall and will be unloading a trailer. Indiana Tech Move Crew members will bring carts to help you unload.
  • Follow the PURPLE path on the map if you are a member of the Honors Program Living Learning Community in Evans-Kimmell Hall.
  • For Warrior Row C residents, go to the parking lot behind the building (see Building N on the map).

So that the process goes smoothly for all families, please consider these important recommendations:

  • Once you are finished moving your items into the residence hall, please relocate your vehicle promptly to the Andorfer Commons or Schaefer Center parking lots.
  • When moving into Warrior Row C, cars are allowed to park on the grass area on Move-In Day only. After Friday, Aug 17, 2018, any cars parked in the grass will be ticketed.
  • Families and students moving into Pierson Hall are asked to be patient with the process as they line up to access the unloading lane in front of the building. There are only five unloading spaces in front of the hall and around 20 volunteers to help unload and transport belongings.
  • Once you enter the unloading lane in front of Pierson Hall, a security guard will direct you where to park. You will need to know your student’s room number. A note with the time you parked and room number will be placed on your car and you will be given a short amount of time to unload. Once unloaded, please remove your car from that assigned parking spot so that we can keep the process moving smoothly. After you are parked, you can return to your student’s room to help unpack.
  • Move-in is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students begin their orientation at 3:45 p.m, so please plan on being completely moved in by that time.
  • Families and students will attend the Welcome Class of 2022 at 4:15 p.m., in the Schaefer Center Gymnasium. It is during this event that parents will send their students off for the night while they stay back for a few final messages from Dr. Thomas Kaplan, vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Dan Stoker, vice president for student affairs. Once students leave the gym, they will be busy through the evening, so it is recommended that you conclude shopping and say goodbyes before the Welcome Class of 2022 event. After the Welcome event, most families leave campus.

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 Keene Building to help you. The best times to take care of this is from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, August 17.

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 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 12 p.m. to 5 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

Our University gift shop, located in the Andorfer Commons on the first floor, will be open on August 17th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during move-in day and then will return to normal hours on August 21.  Get the latest and greatest Tech Gear.  Come see what’s new for the fall.

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