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First Year Experience

Family eNewsletter   |   July 2017

Get Ready for the School Year

Move-in, Welcome Week, and the start of the fall semester are right around the corner. Read the stories below to learn all you need to know to get your student settled in and ready for success at IU.

Experience IU and Early Move-In

  • Students wishing to move in early (August 13-15) must be registered for an IU-approved program such as Experience IU. Experience IU gives your student an extra opportunity to explore campus and services, while connecting with other new Hoosiers. The full schedule of pre-Welcome Week Experience IU events is on the IU FYE app and is also available online.
  • Students moving in prior to August 16 should confirm their move-in date by August 5. Additional housing fees will be assessed to students who move in early.
Welcome Week 2017

Welcome Week 2017

  • Welcome Week is the official kickoff of the IU school year for new students. Your student will meet fellow Hoosiers through exciting activities and time-honored traditions starting on Opening Day—August 16. Preview the Welcome Week 2017 schedule and use the IU FYE app to stay updated on all events.
  • Welcome Week begins with the Freshman Induction Ceremony on August 16. We invite you and your Hoosier to attend. Tickets are not required, but we request that you RSVP.
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Tips for Moving to IU

Are you prepared to move your student to their new IU home? Consult the Move-In Guide to learn when to arrive, where to check in, what to pack, and what not to pack.

Estimate Your First Year Costs

Be ready for the first bursar bill in September. Our cost estimate worksheet will help you determine your costs for the first year.
Estimate Cost
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Make Textbook Buying Easy

EZ Deposit is a convenient way to add funds to your student’s CrimsonCard, which can be used to purchase textbooks and course materials. Sign up by visiting One.IU and searching “View/Edit Optional Selections.” Your selected amount will be billed to your Student Account.

Download the IU FYE App

The IU First Year Experience app will keep your student updated throughout their first year at IU Bloomington. From New Student Orientation to Welcome Week and Experience IU, the IU FYE app will connect your students to events happening across campus

You at Orientation

  • Did you attend orientation with your student? Complete our NSO guest evaluation to be entered for a chance to win a prize package from our partner hotels. Your feedback will help us improve our program for future Hoosiers and their families.
  • Don’t forget to follow FYE on Facebook and tag yourself in our orientation photo albums. Use #IUNSO17 to join the conversation with other new IU students and parents.
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Important Dates

  • August 13: Early move-in begins
  • August 16: Official IU Move-In Day, Welcome Week begins!
  • August 21: Classes begin
  • September 10: Bursar bill due
  • September 15-17: Family Weekend (Plan your visit now!)
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Check Your To-Do Lists

Make sure your student is ready for the fall! Check and re-check the One.IU and FY(Me)


Office of First Year Experience Programs
326 N. Jordan
Bloomington, IN 47405