Turning Titan (Fall Orientation)

A four-day event at the beginning of fall semester where IWU students begin building their community on campus, become acquainted with university resources and services, meet with their first-year advisors, and engage with Titan Orientation Leaders.

No registration required. Turning Titan is a mandatory program for all first-year and transfer students.

Turning Titan is optional for transfer students. However, if you want to learn more about and/or attend the program, please contact Orientation Services at orientation@iwu.edu

Dates for Turning Titan:  August 24-27

All times listed below are in Central Standard Time (CST).

Please refer to these pages regularly as schedule and activities are subject to change in response to state, federal, and public health guidelines.

DAY 1 - Wednesday, August 24

Time
Events
Description 
8.00 am - 2.00 pm
Check-in & Move-in (Hansen Student Center)

You will receive your keys, orientation materials, Student ID, and can visit with campus departments (Student Employment, Health Services, and more!

12.00 noon - 1.00 pm
Lunch
Please join us for lunch in the MC Bertholf Commons. Parents/Families can eat with you for $5.00 each!
4.30 pm - 5.15 pm
Dinner w/TOLs
Meet your TOLs on the Quad by searching for your group number. You will eat together for your first dinner on campus!
5.15 pm - 5:50 pm
Aspiration Fountain Chalking & TOL Group Meet Up
 Quad/Aspiration Fountain
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
New Student Convocation/Class Photo (Westbrook Auditorium)
Welcome to our academic community! This is the first of several Convocation ceremonies that take place throughout the academic year and the first event that new students will participate in together.
7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Orientation Group Meeting with TOLs (Various Locations)
Titan Orientation Leaders (TOLs) are current IWU students volunteering for the week to serve as your guides throughout orientation. Join your TOLs and orientation group members as you navigate these first days on campus together.
8.30 pm - 9.15 pm
Hall Floor Meetings (Various Locations)
Welcome to your first floor meeting! This time allows you to meet your floor-mates through discussions and icebreakers. Become acquainted with your First-Year Resident Advisor (FYRA) as you discuss community expectations and roommate contracts. Time is provided for you to familiarize yourself with residence hall and University policies. 
8.30 pm - 9.15 pm
Commuter Meetings (Henning Room)
This is an opportunity to meet other Traveling Titans! You will be joined by some TOLs to discuss how you might navigate your time as a commuter student at IWU!
9.30 pm - 11.30 pm
Campus Activities Board: Grocery Bingo and Sundae Bar
This is a campus tradition like no other! You will play different types of bingo to win some necessary college items and big prizes!
DAY 2 - Thursday, August 25
Time
Events
Events
8.00 am - 9.00 am
Meet w/ TOLs for Breakfast (MC Bertholf Commons)
 
9.00 am - 10.00 am
Mapping Your Pathway/Engagement Mapping (Various Group Rooms)
 
10.00 am - 10.50 am
Thriving in the Classroom (CNS 101, 102, Young Main Lounge, Hansen, Beckman)
 
11.00 am - 11.50 am
Departmental Info Sessions (Various Locations)
 
11.30 am - 1.00 pm
Lunch w/RAs (MC Bertholf Commons)
 
12.00 noon - 1.00 pm
Music Major Keyboard Proficiency Exams

 

12.15 pm - 1.00 pm
Professional/Secondary Education Meetings (Various Locations)
 
1.00 pm - 1.30 pm
Individual Advising Meetings 
TTMY: Career Center
1.30 pm - 2.00 pm
Individual Advising Meetings 
TTMY: Ames Library
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: Study Abroad
2.30 pm - 3.00 pm
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: Student Involvement
3.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: Student Employment
3.30 pm - 4.00 pm
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: ODI
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Dinner w/TOLs
 
6.15 pm - 7.15 pm
Human Library 
We are often told not to judge a book by its cover because we might miss an amazing story. The Human Library invites students to go beyond the cover, to look past the outward appearances, and focus more on the stories within the books. 
7.15 pm - 8.30 pm
Human Library Small Group Discussions (Hansen & Various Group Rooms)
 
9.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Chris Carter, Mentalist (Hansen Student Center)
Chris Carter is an IWU alum who is recognized as one of the world’s greatest mind readers. However, he is the first to admit that he is not psychic, rather a skilled observer of human behavior and a life-long interest in non-verbal communication and people reading. A psychology and theatre major while at IWU, Chris will surely wow you with a great evening of entertainment and insight into the depths of your mind. 
DAY 3 - Friday, August 26
Time
Events
Events
8.00 am - 9.00 am
Breakfast (MC Bertholf Commons)
 
9.00 am to 9.30 am
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: Petrick Idea Center
9.30 am to 10.00 am
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: Counseling & Consultation Services
10.00 am to 10.30 am
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: Student Senate
10.30 am to 11.00 am
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: Student Senate
11.00 am to 11.30 am
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: Student Senate
11.30 am to 12.00 noon
Individual Advising Meetings
TTMY: Student Senate
11.30 am - 12.45 pm
Lunch w/TOLs (MC Bertholf Commons)
 
1.00 pm - 2.15 pm
Summer Reading Discussions (Various Locations)
 
2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Double Major Advising Appointments
 
5.00 pm - 6.15 pm
Dinner w/RAs (MC Bertholf Commons)
 
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
The Hook Up, Catalyst Productions (Hansen Student Center)
 
7.45 pm - 8.45 pm
Debrief w/RAs & TOLs (Various Locations)
 
7.45 pm - 8.45 pm
Commuter Meetings (Henning Room)
 
9.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Zach Pincince, Hypnotist
 
DAY 4 - Saturday, August 27
Time
Events
Description
8.30 am - 9.30 am
Breakfast (MC Bertholf Commons)
 
10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Mural Painting (Quad)
Our quad will be jam-packed with fun today! Floors will paint their murals while listening to music. The murals will be judged at 12:00 PM. Rain location is the Munsell-Ferguson Breezeway.
 
12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Lunch (MC Bertholf Commons)
 
1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
TGOE Day (Various Locations)
 
5.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Dinner (MC Bertholf Commons)
 
7.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Titan Carnival (Quad)
Join us on the Quad for carnival games, a rock climbing wall, and boat amusement ride! You will have the chance to get shaved iced from Kona Ice and carnival foods from our Sodexo team!

All times listed above are in Central Standard Time (CST).

Please refer to these pages regularly as schedule and activities are subject to change in response to state, federal, and public health guidelines.