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Make Your Move: New Student Orientation 2021

Your move toward a successful and fulfilling collegiate experience at Indiana Tech begins with Warrior Orientation 2021. 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.

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

We look forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your educational goals.

Let’s Get Started

Over the next few years, your college journey will be molded and shaped by so many things like your your coursework, your experiences, decisions you make and interactions you have with friends and mentors. And that journey begins at Indiana Tech with new student orientation.

Thursday, Aug. 19: New student orientation will begin on this evening for first-time new students who will compete for Indiana Tech athletic teams.

Friday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 22: Athletes will join the rest of Indiana Tech’s first-time new students to learn about the Tech student experience, meet with deans and faculty within your college, make connections with other students and get acclimated to your new environment.

Navigate Orientation on your Phone with the Guidebook App

Chances are, your most convenient source of information is your phone. That’s why Indiana Tech has partnered with the Guidebook app to supply you with everything you need to know about Warrior Orientation 2021. Use the instructions below to download the Guidebook app to your mobile device so you have the most up-to-date information about orientation, especially last-minute changes caused by bad weather

Updating in process-specific instructions forthcoming

1. Go to https://guidebook.com/g/#/guides/warriororientation21

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

3. Open the Guidebook app and the guide for Warrior Orientation 2021

With the Guidebook app, you will find:

  • Things you need to do before you arrive
  • Where you can park at Indiana Tech
  • A map of campus
  • A schedule of orientation events

2021 Schedule

As of July 13, and subject to change
Move-In Schedule / Instructions:

Indiana Tech Fall 2021 Move-In Schedule (still in editing for day of instructions)

  • 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 10 days prior to move in. This will prevent their roommates and the campus community from possible risk.
  • Key pickup for new students during move-in time blocks 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.
  • For your and everyone’s safety, if you have not been vaccinated for COVID, we ask that you wear a mask. Everyone should continue to practice safe distancing and use sanitizing stations.
  • Carts and volunteers will be available to assist you with the move-in process during the scheduled arrival time blocks

The following schedule for arrival is in place for the fall of 2021.

DateTimeGroup
8/512 p.m.Men’s Soccer
8/6variesNew International Students requiring quarantine
8/8variesReturning International Students requiring quarantine
8/91-5 p.m.RA Staff
8/13variesNew International Students not required to quarantine
8/149 a.m.Women’s Soccer
8/159 a.m.-12 p.m.Women’s Volleyball
8/151 p.m.Cross Country
8/191-5 p.m.New Student Athletes
8/208:30-11:30 a.m.New Students – Non-Athletes
8/21-8/228:30 a.m.-2 p.m.All Returning Students

Dining service will begin for residential students with dinner on Friday, Aug. 20. 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. 23.

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.

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

2021 Move-in Map for 8/19 and 8/20

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

The following instructions are for students arriving on 8/19 and 8/20. Depending on your assigned residence hall, 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 and arrive between 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m on Aug. 20.

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 Student Arrival Dates: Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22

If you are a returning domestic student or a returning international student that does not need to quarantine due to travel, 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 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Students arriving outside of the scheduled hours without prior approval should seek alternate accommodations.

Warrior Family Association Parent Receptions

Warrior Family Association Parent Receptions

There will also be Warrior Family Association Parent Receptions per the following groups as scheduled with location to be determined.  Stop by on these dates and times for a chance to meet the President and his wife with light refreshments to be served.  These will be held in the Seitz Conference Rooms in Andorfer Commons.

DateGroupTime
8/19Thursday arriving student athletes4-5 p.m.
8/20Friday morning arriving students11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19: New Student Athlete Early Arrival and Early Orientation

New Student Athlete Early Arrival and Early Orientation

These events are for all new athletes both residential and commuters and are overseen by the athletic department.  You are also expected to join the rest of the students for the remainder of orientation beginning Friday through the weekend. For locations of all events, please download the guidebook application as described below.

Event TimeEvent NameEvent Location
1-5 p.m.New Student Athlete Resident Check-inAbbott Center
1-5 p.m.New Student Athlete Move InSee Move In Schedule
4-5 p.m.Warrior Family Association Parent ReceptionAndorfer Commons Seitz Conf. Room
5:00-6:45 p.m.Dinner – dining hall 
7-8 p.m.All New Athlete Meeting Magee O’Conner Theater
8 p.m.Individual Team Meetings Coach’s Choice
Friday, Aug. 20: 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
8:30-11:30 a.m.Resident Check-inAbbott Center
8:30-11:30 a.m.New Student Move InSee Move In schedule
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Warrior Family Association Parent ReceptionAndorfer Commons Seitz Conference Room
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
LunchAndorfer Dining Hall
2-3:30 p.m.Commuter Check InAbbott Welcome Center
3:45-4:15 p.m.Survival Guide to Commuter LifeMaggee O’Connor, Andorfer
4:15 p.m.Parent Departures
4:30-5 p.m.Warrior Welcome & Orientation Group MeetingsSchaefer Gym
5-6:30 p.m.PlayfairAcademic Center Lawn
6:30-8 p.m.State Fair DinnerAndorfer Dining Hall
8 p.m.Residence Hall MeetingsFloor Lounges

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

Saturday, Aug. 21: 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
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Check In / IDs / Guidebook / Breakfast
Dining Hall
9-9:30 a.m.Orientation Group Meet UpPer Meet Up Map
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Meetings with Academic College & Major FacultyVarious
12-12:30 p.m.Boxed Lunch with FacultyVarious 
12:30-12:45 p.m.Orientation Group Meet UpPer Meet Up Map
The next two sessions are concurrent sessions.
1-2:20 p.m.How ‘Bout That Party? (commuters)Multi-Flex Theater
1-2:20 p.m.Diversity Session (residential)Maggee O’Connor Theater
2:30-3:50 p.m.How ‘Bout That Party? (residential)Multi-Flex Theater
2:30-3:50 p.m.Diversity Session (commuter)Maggee O’Connor Theater
4-4:20 p.m.Orientation Group Meet UpPer Meet Up Map
4:30-5:00 p.m.Salsa SocialAndorfer Commons
 5-8:00 p.m.Mexican DinnerAndorfer Commons
7-9:00 p.m.Rec Center Deep FreezeAndorfer Commons, Rec Center
9-11:00 p.m.Outdoor Movie on the LawnAmpitheater

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

Sunday, Aug. 22: 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
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Taste Fort WayneSeitz and Dining Hall
1-2:00 p.m.Diversity De-DebriefVarious Classrooms
2-2:30 p.m.

2:35-3:05 p.m.

3:10-3:40 p.m.

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.

Tech ServesDining Hall
 Getting to Know (Experience) Fort WayneMulti-Flex Theater, Snyder
 Safety & Parking on CampusMaggee O’Connor Theater, Andorfer
3:45-4:15 p.m.Practical Applications: Being Ready for MondayOrientation Group Choice
5-8 p.m.Welcome Back Cookout
Scully Square
5-8 p.m.Involvement FairScully Square

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

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. 20, or prior.

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, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 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 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 2 through Aug. 6,  Aug. 9 through Aug. 13 and Aug. 16 through Aug. 18. On Aug. 19 and Aug. 20, the gift shop will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tech Treasures will begin normal hours on Aug. 23, 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 or two at Tech? Check out all the fun Student Engagement has just for you! Welcome Week