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Let’s Get it Started: New Student Orientation 2020

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. First time, new students, will have new student orientation on Thursday evening Aug. 13 (athletics) or Saturday, Aug. 15 (all students), 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.

2020 Schedule

Move-In Schedule / Instructions: Satuday, Aug. 1 - Sunday, Aug. 16

Indiana Tech Fall 2020 Move In

2020 Fall Move-In Schedule

  • Prior to move-in, we expect residential students to disclose to the university if they have reason to believe they were exposed to COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to move in. This will prevent their roommates and the campus community from possible risk. This will be done through a housing questionnaire sent to your student email address.
  • Key pick-up during move-in time blocks will be located in Andorfer Commons near or at the Student Affairs office. Please follow social distancing guidelines and signage as well as mask requirements. 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.
  • We are asking families to limit the number of people assisting their student move-in to two (2) people. These individuals should not be in “at-risk” categories—such as over age 65 or with pre-existing health concerns.
  • Carts will be available to assist you with the move-in process. We will be figuring out cleaning protocol for using the carts and where they will be accessible. This year, however, we will not have volunteers available to assist with move-in efforts.
  • At this time, masks are required by state mandate and due to the number of people flowing in and around the buildings during these days. This includes inside the lobbies and hallways.  When social distancing inside the personal rooms isn’t attainable, wear masks in the personal room as well. Remember that we are following all CDC and local health department guidelines and all decisions are made in the best interest of the safety of all of our students and employees.

In an effort to spread out the move-in process and lessen the congestion at each residence, the following schedule for arrival is in place for the fall of 2020.

Date Time Group
8/1 Varies Returning International Students (due to 5 month visa requirements, please coordinate your arrival with International Student Services or International Admissions)
8/2 2-4 p.m Summer Bridge Students
8/5 9-11 a.m. RA Staff
8/7-8/10 varies New International Students
8/8 9-11 a.m. Women’s Soccer/Tennis
8/9 9-11 a.m. Men’s Basketball/Women’s Basketball
8/10 9-11 a.m. Cross Country/Golf/Softball
8/10 2-4 p.m. Men’s Wrestling/Women’s Wrestling
8/11 9-11 a.m. Women’s Volleyball/Bowling
8/11 2-4 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse/Women’s Lacrosse/Men’s Volleyball
8/12 9-11 a.m. Baseball/Hockey
8/12 2-4 p.m. Men’s Soccer
8/13 9-11 a.m. Men’s Track
8/13 2-4 p.m. Women’s Track
8/14 9 a.m.-2 p.m. New Non-Athlete Students/Band
8/15-8/16 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Returning Non-Athlete Students

Dining service will begin for residential students on Saturday, Aug. 2. 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 prior to the start of service. Full service and regular hours will begin with breakfast on Monday, Aug. 17.

This is being done in collaboration with the athletic department. Coaches will inform their athletes of their team’s arrival and prepare for team activities and orientation during the days following their arrival.  Such items might include physicals, sports information day, team orientation and bonding, athletic orientation (small groups), paperwork, etc.  In addition, coaches may request local teammates to assist residential teammates with their move-in.

There will also be Warrior Family Association Parent Receptions per the following groups as scheduled and located in the Abbott Welcome Center.

Date Group Time
8/9 Men’s and Women’s Basketball 11:30-12:15
8/10 Cross Country/Golf/Softball 11:30-12:15
8/10 Men’s and Women’s Wrestling 4:30-5:15
8/11 Women’s Volleyball/Bowling 11:30-12:15
8/11 Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse/Men’s Volleyball 4:30-5:15
8/13 Men’s Track 11:30-12:15
8/13 Women’s Track 4:30-5:15
8/14 New Non-Athlete Students/Band 2:30-3:15
Early Arriving New Student Orientation: Thursday, Aug. 13

Early Arriving New Student Orientation – Thursday Events

Early arriving new student orientation events will run from 6-9:30 p.m. For locations of all events, please download the guidebook application as described below.

Event Time Event Name
6-6:15 p.m. Introduction / What to Expect
6:15-7 p.m. Concurrent Session: Inclusive Safety on Campus
7:15-8 p.m. Concurrent Session: Total Wellness
8:15-9 p.m. Concurrent Session: Athletic Orientation
9-9:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social

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

Move-In Events: Friday, Aug. 14

Move-In Events

Move-In events will run Aug. 14, from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., followed by Welcome Week activities.

Event Time Event Name Event Location
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Move-In Process See move in schedule
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Meal Plan Lunch Andorfer Dining Hall
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Open Cookout (for families assisting students moving in)
Scully Square
2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Warrior Family Association Parent Reception Abbott Welcome Center
4:45 p.m. Parent Departures
5-6 p.m. Residence Hall “Roll Call” – tentative Residence halls via zoom
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dinner (meal plan starts) Andorfer Dining Hall

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

New Student Orientation: Saturday, Aug. 15

New Student Orientation – Saturday Events

Early arriving new student orientation events will run from 9:15am through 3:45pm. For locations of all events, please download the guidebook application as described below.

Event Time Event Name
9:15-9:45 a.m.
Check In / IDs / Guidebook
10-10:10 a.m. Introduction / What to Expect
10:10-10:20 a.m. Welcome from Vice Presidents
10:30-11:30 a.m. Academic Session
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Lunch with Faculty
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Inclusive Safety on Campus
1:15-2 p.m. Total Wellness
2-2:45 p.m. Academic Building Hunt
2:45-3:45 p.m. Ice Cream Social

For additional events and activities, 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 2020. 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/warriororientation2020

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

3. Open the Guidebook app and the guide for Warrior Orientation 2020

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. 14.

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. 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 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Aug 3 through Aug 7 and Aug 10 through Aug 13, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Aug 14; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Aug. 15. Tech Treasures will begin normal hours on Aug. 17 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.