New Student Orientation

Before you get started, make sure you know your 10-digit University ID. You can find it on your admissions notices or look it up using the access management system.

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If you have not yet been admitted to IU South Bend, please contact the Office of Admissions before signing up for advising and registration.


After you create or reactivate your account, login to verify that your IU Email is set up (it may take up to 24 hours).

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If you have trouble activating your account, contact the UITS Help Desk at (574) 520-5555 or

In-Person Mini-Orientation
Attend an in-person mini-orientation (which includes a full breakfast, lunch or dinner), and meet with your advisor and register for classes. You can obtain your CrimsonCard, the official IU student ID, and optional campus tours will be available. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with your peers, advisors, success coaches, financial aid, and student support offices. Guests are welcome to attend but are limited to 1 per student.

Virtual Appointment
Meet with an advisor and register for classes via Zoom. Appointments are approximately 1 hour. For an optimal advising/registration experience, you should utilize a desktop, laptop, or tablet during the appointment so you can share your screen with the advisor.

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Next Steps 

  • Once this form is submitted, you will receive an email confirming that we have received it, along with additional details. The confirmation and all subsequent emails will be sent to the personal email you submitted on your application for Admission. If you need to change your email contact Admissions at admissions@iusb.eduor (574) 520-4839.
  • Complete steps 2 and 4 on this page.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email or have questions, call (574) 520-5005 or email

You can complete any of these steps prior to making your advising appointment in step 3.

  • Complete Part I of the New Student Orientation on Canvas, which will help you best prepare for your appointment. Estimated completion time is 20-30 minutes.
  • Look at your To Do List for items you may need to take action on.
  • Complete the Math Course Placement if it appears on your To Do List.
  • The English Course Placement is highly recommended for students to try and test out of one semester of composition.
  • The Chemistry Course Placement is highly recommended for students majoring in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, or Rehabilitation Sciences.
  • Continually check your personal email, which is where all confirmations, reminders, and other details will be sent.


  • Arrive at the time indicated on your orientation confirmation email, which will include location, parking, and other details. If you have questions or did not receive a confirmation, call (574) 520-5005.


  • Ensure that you are in a distraction-free environment for the duration of your appointment.
  • Please use a computer, laptop or tablet as your advisor will be utilizing screen share to assist you in registering for classes.
  • 5 minutes prior to your appointment, log in to Zoom. You will find your appointment time, Zoom link, and other deetails in the appointment reminder email.
    • If you have difficulties logging in to Zoom, or did not receive a reminder email with your appointment time and Zoom link, call (574) 520-5005.
  • Once logged in, you will be in the main room and a staff member will send you to a breakout room with your advisor. There you will meet with your advisor to answer any questions you have and get enrolled in classes for the spring semester.

  • Go through Part II of the New Student Orientation on Canvas at your own pace. You can also review the information in Part I.
  • Continue to check your To Do List for any items to take action on.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you haven’t already done so.
  • Download the following apps (from Google Play or the App Store): IU Mobile, Handshake, Penji and Rave Guardian.
  • Update your settings in IU Notify, so you can receive campus alerts.
  • Set up Third Party Access if you need a parent or someone else to have access to billing and financial aid info. Remember, the University cannot speak to anyone else other than the student unless this access is given.
  • Tour the campus in-person, virtually, or via a self-guided tour. Visit the Admissions web site for more details.

Stay tuned for details.

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Indiana University South Bend

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South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872