ADDITIONAL ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES

In addition to the structured part of the program, there are several other activities happening during orientation in which you can participate. 

Guest Orientation

Parents, guardians, and spouses are welcome to attend orientation to learn more about the opportunities and resources available to the student. Faculty members, staff, and student orientation staff will be available to assist you and your family throughout the day. There will be a special session for parents during the new student orientation session. The orientation program involves several presentation, and younger children will get bored. We do not provide daycare services or activities for them, and therefore encourage you to have someone care for them during your orientation session. 

Financial Assistance Counselors Available

Have questions about your scholarships, grants, loans, or other forms of financial aid? We will have a presentation during the orientation program to cover the basics. In addition, financial assistance counselors will be available while you are on campus to answer your specific questions. The Student Financial Assistance Office is located on the first floor of the Orr Center, and they will be taking appointments on a walk-in basis. There is no need to make an advance appointment. 

Information Fairs at New Student Orientation

The Orientation Information Fairs provides students and guest an opportunity to gather information from several student organizations, university departments, and local financial institutions. Make sure to stop by and get information and your questions answered. 

9-10 a.m. Information Fair in University Center East and West, second floor

Music Auditions

Music Auditions will take place 1-5 p.m. on the day of orientation in the Music Studio, Liberal Arts Center 0114. All new students interested in participating in Chamber Choir, Women's Choir, or Jazz Band must audition during this time in order to be placed in a music group. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact Dan Craig, assistant professor of music, at dcraig@usi.edu or 812/464-1736.

Tours

We will offer both campus and housing tours while you are here for orientation. This is a great time to learn more about the University and the various housing options available. Tour times and locations for tour departures will be provided at orientation.