The University of Indianapolis begins Welcome Week with Move-In Day on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Some 1,100 freshmen – UIndy’s largest class ever – will join the Greyhound student body for the fall semester.
The University will welcome more than 5,700 students for the fall 2017 semester, with more than 3,800 undergraduates, 450 School for Adult Learning undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students.
The University also welcomes more than 200 international students who represent roughly 30 countries. UIndy’s largest representations hail from China, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Other countries represented include: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Indiana, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.
Aug. 23: Move-In Day
Move-In Day is an all-hands-on-deck event that showcases the campus community as UIndy faculty and staff pitch in to help families move their students into the dorms. Students whose last names begin with A-L should arrive between 8 and 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 23 at their assigned dorm; students with names beginning M-Z should arrive between 9:30 and 11 a.m.
International students will check in from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Commuter student check-in and lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
First year students and families are encouraged to attend lunch on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Schwitzer Student Center. First year students are required to attend convocation at 2 p.m. in Nicoson Hall on Wednesday. Families are encouraged, but not required, to attend. Faculty and staff will cheer for the Class of 2021 as they enter Key Stadium following convocation to take the Class of 2021 class photo.
“The past years we have created a tradition of clapping and cheering for the entering class following the convocation, similar to the faculty line-up at commencement. This year’s event will mirror the tradition for both new students and families,” said Kory Vitangeli, dean of students.
Following convocation, student-only sessions begin at 4 p.m. Commuter student meetings will be held in UIndy Hall in the Schwitzer Student Center at 4 p.m.
Move-In Day events (afternoon and evening):
4:30 – 5 p.m.: Dinner with the Crimson Crew, Smith Mall
The Crimson Crew, comprising returning students, will lead small groups throughout the week to answer questions, give tips for success and help new students get comfortable on campus.
5 – 7:30 p.m.: Dinner and Safety Presentation, Dining Hall and Nicoson Hall
Group A: Safety Presentation at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. (Cory Bretz, Central, Crowe, East and Roberts)
Group B: Dinner at 5 p.m., Safety Presentation at 6:30 p.m. (Warren, Cravens and commuters)
8 – 9 p.m. Playfair, Smith Mall (Rain location: ARC)
Get to know other classmates with an energy-packed hour. This memorable event, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, is not to be missed!
11 p.m. – 1a.m. Midnight Madness, Target (meet at Bell Tower)
Catch the shuttle starting at 11 p.m. at the Bell Tower near Ransburg Auditorium. Student IDs are required as Target is staying open exclusively for UIndy! Enjoy music, prizes and fun will getting any last-minute items needed for the school year. (Sponsored by Residence Hall Association)
Returning students will arrive between Friday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 28th. Hall desks will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.
Click here for the entire Welcome Week schedule.
Parking permits can be obtained all week in the Student Business Center (Schwitzer 207) from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. . Students must have their ID cards, license plate # and year of expiration, and the make of model of their vehicle with them to receive a permit.