Parents & Families

Welcome Red Wolf Parents and family members! College is not only a major milestone in a student's life but also in your life. IU East believes that family members are a vital component to helping students reach their goals and being successful. As a parent, it is time to help your student grow, succeed, and be a striving member of society. The information we have provided you will help you better understand what your student is experiencing so you can better support them throughout their collegiate experience.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation gives you and your student a closer look at what life is like for a IU East student. As you discover the exciting resources available, you will feel like you are already a part of a campus committed to excellence.

This mandatory orientation is conducted prior to the start of each semester. Sessions cover several topics including:

  • Advising and course registration
  • Financial Aid
  • Information Technology
  • Campus Life Activities

You are more then welcome to attend this orientation along with your student. Please contact IU East Admissions to gain more insight about this program and how to sign up!

Freshman Year

A student's first year is such an amazing time in their life. It's a time of making new friends, self-exploration, nervousness, uncertainty, and excitement. As a parent or family member you can help your student have a smoother semester by being aware of what your student is experiencing. Instead of doing for them, be aware of the various resources available so you can empower your student to stand on their own. One very important resource on campus that is dedicated to the overall success of the first year student is an office called Student Success.

The office of Student Success is the gateway to IU East for new students, connecting students to faculty, programs, and resources that support undergraduate learning. These programs and resources include success coaches, and academic advisors available to help students develop goals and a plan of study.