Transfer Student Orientation

A one-day summer orientation experience where transfer students will register for fall 2021 classes, engage in reflective conversations about their college experience, and meet Titan Orientation Leaders.

Dates for Transfer Student Orientation: June 4, August 6 (both virtual)

Registration for Transfer Student Orientation is now open to all committed students. Please check your IWU email for further information.

Registration for the June 4 orientation session will end on May 27 at midnight CST.

Registration for the August 6 orientation session will end on July 29 at midnight CST.

 

Transfer Student Orientation is a required program for all incoming transfer students, including international transfer students.

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

 

Transfer Student Orientation 2021

Tentative Schedule of Events

 

8.30 - 9.00 am: Introduction and Welcome   

9.00 - 9.45 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 cocurricular goals. Students will also be introduced to academic requirements.

9.45 - 10.15: Pre-registration/advising preparation

  • In this session, incoming students will prepare materials for their advising appointments in the afternoon.

10.15 - 10.30: Break

For the following sessions, students will be assigned orientation groups which will rotate periodically.

10.30 - 12:30:

  • Group 1: Registering for classes with registration advisor
    • Incoming students will register for Fall 2021 classes with their registration advisors. Students will have a schedule of classes once they leave this session.
  • Group 2: Transitioning to IWU, Thriving as a Titan, and Transforming Communities 

12.30 - 1.30 am: Lunch with TOLs

1.30 - 3.30 pm:

  • Group 2: Registering for classes with registration advisor
    • Incoming students will register for Fall 2021 classes with their registration advisors. Students will have a schedule of classes once they leave this session.
  • Group 1: Transitioning to IWU, Thriving as a Titan, and Transforming Communities 

Transitioning to IWU:

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

Thriving as a Titan:

  • 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 transfer students will be introduced to skills and resources which can help you thrive during your college experience.

Transforming Communities:

  • IWU will define your college experience just as much as you will define the IWU community. In this session incoming transfer students will discover opportunities to transform their campus and communities.

3.30 - 4.00 pm: Debrief and Key Reminders

 

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

 

Follow the Incoming Class of 2021 page to meet fellow incoming Titans and stay on top of announcements.

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