University College

Parents & Families

Welcome Red Wolf Parents! College is not only a major milestone in your son or daughter's life but also in your life. IU East believes that parents are a vital component to helping students reach their goals and being overall successful. As a parent, it is time to help your son or daughter 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 visit campus and discover the exciting resources available, you will feel like you are already a part of a campus committed to excellence and a city that has recently been named a Great All-American City!

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

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

Parents are more then welcome to join attend this orientation along with your son or daughter. Please check out the web site to gain more insight of this program and on how to sign up!

Freshman Year

A students 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 a program called University College.

University College 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 learning communities that help students meet other students and receive help from mentors and faculty, new student orientation, academic advisors available to help students develop goals and a plan of study, and even a career counselor who can assist students with decisions on majors and careers.