Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer content

Rising Titan (January Orientation)

A one-day orientation experience where students will register for spring 2024 classes, engage in reflective conversations about their college experience, and meet Titan Orientation Leaders. 

Rising Titan is a required program for all incoming students, including international students. Please ensure you refer to the deadlines for registration shared in the Rising Titan Registration email you will receive. 

All times listed are in Central Standard Time (CST). Please be mindful of timezone changes.


Rising Titan Spring 2024
Monday, January 8, 2024

State Farm Hall, 1402 Park St, Bloomington, IL
Tentative Schedule of Events

8:30 - 9:00 am: Breakfast & Check In

9:00 - 9:30 am: Introduction and Welcome to Rising Titan

9:30 - 10:30 am: Defining the College Experience

  • A collegiate experience should help students identify and contextualize their education with respect to their goals and aspirations. This session asks students to think about their four-year experience with respect to their curricular and co-curricular goals. Students will also be introduced to academic requirements.

10:30 - 10:45 am: Break

10:45 - 11:15 am: Transitioning to a Titan

  • Have you ever thought about the many differences between high school and college? Some of these changes will be unique to you while some changes will be more universal in nature. In this session, incoming students will explore the process of transitioning to college.

11:15 - 11:45 am: Second Language Placement Review

11:45 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 pm: Thriving at IWU

  • As members of the IWU community we not only want you to succeed but also help you thrive as a Titan. In this session, incoming students will be introduced to skills and resources which can help you thrive during your college experience.

1:00 - 1:45 pm: Q & A with Titan Orientation Leaders

  • Titan Orientation Leaders (TOLs) are IWU student-leaders at IWU who are sources of support and information for incoming students. TOLs play a major role in facilitating the adjustment of new students to the IWU community. In this session, incoming students will have opportunities to ask TOLs questions about campus resources, academics, and professional and social life at IWU.

1:30 - 2:00 pm: Advising & Registration Prep

2:00 - 4:30 pm: Advising & Registration and TOL Connection (Tour, Campus Resources)