Campus Life

Rock paper scissors winner taking self with orientation crowd of 2017New Student Orientation

The decision to attend Indiana Tech is the beginning of an extremely rewarding experience for you and your family. While this is certainly an exciting time, the transition into a university community can be challenging for both students and parents.

Our student orientation program, held right before classes begin in August, introduces our Indiana Tech campus, important student services, and academic expectations.

2018 Schedule (Coming Soon)

Friday, August 17 (Move In Day) – Sunday, August 19

Below is the schedule for this year’s orientation.

Friday, August 17

8:30 a.m.-2 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!

11:30 a.m.-1 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.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Parent Session – “You Say Goodbye, We Say Hello.”

Andorfer Commons, Magee O’Connor Theater
Parents, join us for a frank discussion and tips to make your student’s college transition successful, from  your point and theirs. Dr. Justin Boyce, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Cindy Verduce, mother of five and Director of the Career Center, will lead the discussion. Bring your questions, concerns, and honest emotions!

3:15 – 4:00 p.m., Commuter Student Check-In & Orientation Group Huddle

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

3:45 – 4:00 p.m., Parent Departure

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

4 – 4:20 p.m., Orientation Group Meet Up #1

Location Assigned
Meet up with your Orientation Leader, get the guidebook if you don’t have it yet, and learn a little bit more about the schedule for the weekend. It’s a quick meet-up before you go to the Warrior Welcome.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m., Warrior Welcome

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

5 – 6:00 p.m., Playfair Kick Off

Academic Center Lawn (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 – 7:30 p.m., Welcome Fiesta

Andorfer Commons Lawn, Scully Square
A big day deserves a big meal and it is a FIESTA!!! Add in great music. And fun things to do. And great big balloons. But mostly great food! Come one, come all – all Warriors are invited to the Welcome Fiesta.

8 p.m., Residence Hall Meetings

Floor Lobbies
Get to know your Resident Assistant and the other Warriors on your floor along with the rules which will make everyone’s life run smooth. A time of socialization and learning how to live as a residential community.

Saturday, August 18

8:45 – 9:30 a.m., Breakfast with Your Orientation Group

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

9:30 – 10:20 a.m., Academic Coaching Session

 COB: Andorfer Commons, Seitz Conference Center                                                                  COAS: Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater                                                                                COECS: 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. Everyone starts in the Dining Hall and then are broken up by College: College of Business – Zollner Lawn
College of Arts and Sciences – Scully Square/Amphitheater
College of Engineering and School of Computer Science – Snyder Academic Center Lawn

10:30 – 12:15 p.m., Academic Sessions & Lunch

 COB: Cunningham Business Center, First Floor Lobby                                                            COAS: Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater                                                                                      COECS: Starts in the Magee-O’Connor Theater, then move to Zollner Engineering Center
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.

12:30 – 12:50 p.m., Orientation Group Meet Up

As Arranged
It was a full morning, check in with your Orientation Leader to ensure you have the afternoon handled.

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

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., Navigating Campus – Commuter Students

Andorfer Commons, Seitz Conference Center 
You are a part of the Warrior community now, Commuters. 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., How ‘Bout This Party? – Commuter Students

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., Navigating Your Way – Resident Students

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.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Open Rec Center & Ice Cream Melt Down (Optional)

Andorfer Commons, Recreation Center
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.

7:00 p.m., Student Life Presents: The Jibrizy Magic Show

Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater
Enjoy the mind-blowing magic of Hip Hop Illusionist Jibrizy! He’ll have you saying “Wait…What?”

 10 p.m.- 1 a.m., Saturday Late Night – Rec Center Till We Drop

Andorfer Commons, Recreation Center
Pizza, pool tables, ping pong, and bowling? Yeah, this event has all that and more! Get out, get your game on, and get down to the lower level of Andorfer for a late night Rec Center party.


Sunday, August 19

9 – 9:30 a.m., Faith Services Fall Chapel (optional)

Andorfer Commons, Chapel
Join Faith Services for a light breakfast and worship time. Meet our faith partners in the community and other students who want to live out their faith, too.

9:30 – 9:45 a.m., Orientation Group Huddle

As Arranged
Wake up, sleepyheads! Gather as your orientation group and get ready for the downward slope of orientation!

9:45 – 10:30 a.m., A Student’s Take on Technology Tips

Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater
From one student to another, get the info on which technology on campus is most important to you and how to access information which traditionally trip students up. We built this session based on what students told us they wished they knew.

10:30 – 11:30 p.m., Ready, Set, Connect! @ Tech

Andorfer Commons, Dining Hall
What have students told us they want to know more about? Student orgs, intramurals, the campus nurse, getting a job on campus, tutoring, and more! Come meet the departments and people who can really get you connected to campus and each other. There is a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones on the line, and the more you participate, the more likely you will go home with it!

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Taste of Fort Wayne

Andorfer Commons, Seitz Conference Center
Fort Wayne loves to eat, you’ll learn this quickly once you are here. Commuters may know of some of our hiddle “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!

6:30 p.m., Bingo Night

Andorfer Commons Lawn, Dining Hall
Bingo… the game of champions… or those who like really fun prize packages, bulk food, and chance. How loud will you yell, “Bingo!!” when you win?

Download The Guidebook

Indiana Tech is partnering with Guidebook to help you navigate through Warrior Orientation 2017. Use the instructions below to download a guide to your mobile device that will give you the most up-to-date information about orientation.

1. Go to

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

3. Open the Guidebook app and the guide for Warrior Orientation 2017

With the Guidebook app, you will and:

  • 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


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.


If you still need to set up a payment plan, make a tuition payment, or complete other paperwork through the Business Office or Financial Aid 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, August 18.

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 18th 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