Office of Orientation Services

Pre-Orientation Programs

The Office of Orientation Services is proud to partner with departments across the IWU campus to bring select incoming students to campus in advance of Turning Titan: New Student Orientation.  These three programs are designed to engage students in meaningful discussions and build early connections.  While these programs are designed for specified populations, each of our Pre-Orientation programs have cross-over so students are connecting in-group and beyond.  Please review each of our programs below. We hope you are able to join us in one of these exciting programs!

IMPACT (Saturday, August 17 - Monday, August 19, 2019)

IMPACT (Influencing and Maximizing Positive Academic and Campus Transitions) allows students from racially underrepresented groups (Multi-racial, African-American, Latino(a), Asian-American, and Native-American) to meet with current upperclassmen, faculty, and administrators who help students learn how to identify and handle the challenges typically encountered in their first year. Collaborative programming will also occur with International first year students and first year students participating in Engaging Diversity.

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 MALANA Leaders
Meet Different People
Meet Different People
IWU Karaoke
IWU Karaoke
IWU Karaoke Dance
IWU Karaoke is not Just Singing

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Engaging Diversity (Saturday, August 17 - Monday, August 19, 2019) 

Engaging diversity is a program designed for white students who are interested in learning about diversity and social justice in the United States and who are seeking to engage that diversity in their personal and academic lives.  If you would like to see some testimonials from the past, you can see them in this video. Sign up HERE!

Play Games
Mingle with Other People

 Space may be limited so apply now for Engaging Diversity

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International Student Orientation (August 14 - 19, 2019; Move-in begins August 13th)

Pre-Orientation connects incoming international students with each other, with older students, introduces them to their new home on campus and the Bloomington-Normal community with fun and engaging activities! Student engage with the MALANA and Engaging Diversity incoming students to start their college experience as part of the campus community.

International Orientation Picture
Pre-orientation fun

International Orientation is mandatory for all incoming international students.

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