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 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.  We hope you are able to join us in one of these exciting programs!

(Saturday, August 8 - Monday, August 10, 2020)

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.

Pre-O 4
 MALANA Leaders
Meet Different People
Meet Different People
IWU Karaoke
IWU Karaoke
IWU Karaoke Dance
IWU Karaoke is not Just Singing

Event Highlights

    • Program is free and you get to move in early!
    • Meet other multicultural students and develop new friendships.
    • Team and community building.
    • Participation in interactive informational sessions. 

International Student Orientation
(Saturday, August 8 - Monday, August 10, 2020)

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 IMPACT 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.

Event Highlights

    • Academic Expectations
    • Cultural Adjustment
    • Banking
    • Phones
    • Mock Class
    • Bowling