New Student Orientation
  • Check Into Residence Halls
    • Residential Students
    • TBD
    • Residential students will receive a specific time from Housing of when to arrive to campus to move-in.
  • IWU Bookstore Open
    • Barnes Student Center / Bookstore
    • IWU Bookstore open
  • McConn Coffee Open
    • Barnes Student Center / McConn Coffee
    • McConn Coffee open
  • Trek / Check-In
    • New Student Orientation
    • Required
    • Barnes Student Center / Student Commons
    • Check in for NSO in the Student Center, pick up your parking pass & mailbox key, make sure all your paperwork is complete (including HEALTH FORMS!), and get a free t-shirt from President Wright!
  • Finalize Business
    • Barnes Student Center
    • Various offices will be open and available for you- such as Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Registration & Academic Services, and Center for Student Success.
  • Wildcat Express Open
    • Fast Food Options
    • Barnes Student Center / Wildcat Express
    • Card swipe available for students on meal plan; Cash or credit for other guests.
  • Lunch
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
    • Card swipe available for students on a meal plan. Cash/Credit accepted for guests.
  • Welcome Event
    • Required
    • Chapel Auditorium
  • Picnic Dinner
    • Complimentary For All
    • Barnes Student Center
    • This will be a complimentary indoor picnic available to all students and their loved ones. Food will be served in the Student Center Commons, and seating will be available through Baldwin and the Banquet rooms.
  • John Wesley Honors College Dinner
    • Barnes Student Center / Henry West Banquet Room
    • For John Wesley Honors College students and their loved ones. Please get your food at the picnic and bring it with you to Henry West Banquet Room.
  • Say Goodnight!
    • Say "goodnight" to any loved ones who might be staying in town tonight. Students will be occupied for the rest of the evening with various activities.
  • Community Life Event
    • Required
    • Phillippe Performing Arts Center
  • Breakfast Gathering for Students and Families of Diversity
    • Barnes Student Center / Jones & Leedy Banquet Rooms
    • A special continental breakfast, hosted by the Office of Intercultural Learning & Engagement and the Life-Calling and Integrative Learning Office, to welcome families of students of diverse backgrounds to campus. This is an opportunity to be introduced to President Wright, Chancellor Anglin, and key members of the IWU community who are dedicated to seeing students thrive.
  • New Beginnings Family Worship and Commissioning
    • Chapel Auditorium
    • This service celebrates our students and their families. We encourage students and families to sit together for this event.
  • Lunch in Marion Community
    • Baldwin is also available- Students may swipe if have meal plan; cash and credit card payments available for guests). Explore the area a bit, check out our list of local restaurants, or enjoy eating on campus.
  • New Student Orientation / Kick-Off!
    • New Student Orientation
    • Required
    • Bardsley Plaza
    • Come to the outside the Chapel (Bardsley Plaza) to meet up with your FYE/NSO group and to spend some time together! (If raining, this will occur in the Chapel Lobby).
  • Dinner
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Sonlight Service
    • Chapel Auditorium
    • Come together for a student lead time of worship.
  • Breakfast
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Main Session: IWU Mission
    • Required
    • Chapel Auditorium
    • Dr Newman, CEO of the Residential Campus, will share about the Mission Statement of IWU. Required for all new students.
  • FYE Session
    • Required
    • Your FYE Meeting Room
  • Lunch
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • FYE Class Meeting: IWU Technology, Time Management & Study Skills
    • Required
    • Your FYE Meeting Room
    • Please meet in your FYE Classroom location for this event.
  • Breakout Workshops
    • Required
    • See Monday Workshop Schedule
    • See the daily workshop options.
  • Free Time / Rest
    • It's a busy week- take some time to do what you need to for your own self-care.
  • Dinner
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Evening Activity: 321 Improv Comedy
    • Phillippe Performing Arts Center
    • Join us as we are entertained by 321 Improv Comedy. You might literally fall out of your chair laughing!
  • Evening Activity: wRECk the Night
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
    • Come to the Campus Recreation to experience the REC! Dodgeball, Volleyball, Learn to Box, Turbokick, TRX Training, Basketball Knockout, Battle Ropes Challenge, The Rock Wall, Open Gym, Racquetball and Wallyball! For every game you win and every event you sign up for you receive a ticket. At the end of the night we will draw the lucky winner's ticket and post it on Facebook!
  • Breakfast
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • IWU Passport / Business
    • You received a passport in your NSO check in folder. This is the time to visit offices to get those passports stamped! Remember that there are some awesome prizes for complete passports!
  • Main Session: General Education and the Liberal Arts
    • Required
    • Chapel Auditorium
    • Dr Elaine Bernius, the Chair of the General Education Committee, and Professor of Religion, shares about Liberal Arts and why it is so critical to your education.
  • FYE Session
    • Required
    • Your FYE Meeting Room
  • Lunch
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • What Does It Mean To Be A College Student?
    • Required
    • Your FYE meeting room!
  • Breakout Workshops
    • Required
    • See Tuesday Workshop Schedule
    • See the daily workshop options.
  • Free Time / Rest
    • It's a busy week- take some time to do what you need to for your own self-care.
  • Dinner
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Evening Activity: Academic Division Socials
    • Required
    • Various Locations
    • This evening, you will have the opportunity to begin to get to know your division faculty as well as other students within your division. Meet your group in the following locations: Art: Beard Art Center Lawn (Lobby if raining) Communication & Theatre: Elder 150 Modern Languages & Literature: Elder 146 Music: Meet outside Baker Recital Hall at 6:30 to carpool together (Rain location: PPAC 160) Behavioral Sciences: Elder Lobby Social Sciences: Maxwell 201 Business: Maxwell 206 Pre-Declared: Henry West Banquet Room, Barnes Student Center Health & Human Performance: Rec & Wellness Center Lobby Mathematics and Computer & Information Sciences: Green space on the east side of Ott Hall (Rain location: Ott 170 & 180) Natural Sciences: Ott Hall Atrium School of Theology & Ministry: Noggle Lobby School of Teacher Ed.: Goodman Lawn (Rain location: inside Goodman) School of Nursing: Student Center Banquet Rooms.
  • Open Gym
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Breakfast
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • IWU Passport / Business
    • You received a passport in your NSO check in folder. This is the time to visit offices to get those passports stamped! Remember that there are some awesome prizes for complete passports!
  • Main Session: Spiritual Community
    • Required
    • Chapel Auditorium
  • FYE Session
    • Required
    • Your FYE Meeting Room
  • Lunch
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • FYE Session / Open Event
    • Required
    • See Description
    • "Locations are as follows- Leedy/Bedford Banquet Rooms (Student Center): Adena Trace, Akshayuk Pass, Angkor Wat Trail, Cinque Terre, John Muir Trail, Pickney Trail, Ranier Trail, Sapa Trail, Tecumseh Trail. Henry West Banquet Room (Student Center): Algonquin Trail, Annapurna Circuit, Bloodroot Trail, Cumberland Trail, Drakensberg Trail, Eiger Trail, El Camino de Santiago, Grand Teton Loop, Katahdin Trail, Mantario Trail, Tongariro Trail, Waskahegan Trail, West Highland Way Globe Theatre (Student Center): Chilikoot Trail, Ganaraska Trail, Grand Targhee Trail, Haleakala Trail, Haute Route, Laurel Highlands, Minong Trail, Mount Shasta Trail, Shenandoah Trail Baker Recital Hall (PPAC): Bibbulmun Track, Karhunkierros Trail, Knobstone Trail, Okavango Trail, Pyreanean Way, Sentiero Azzurro Trail, Waimanu Trail"
  • Breakout Workshops
    • Required
    • See Wednesday Workshop Schedule
    • See the daily workshop options.
  • Free Time / Rest
    • It's a busy week- take some time to do what you need to for your own self-care.
  • Dinner
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Evening Activity: Inflatables and Fireworks!
    • The Admissions Team will be hosting this event- there will be inflatables and various outdoor games. Don't miss the fireworks at the end of this great event!
  • Open Gym
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Breakfast
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • IWU Passport / Business
    • You received a passport in your NSO check in folder. This is the time to visit offices to get those passports stamped! Remember that there are some awesome prizes for complete passports!
  • Main Session: Strengths
    • Required
    • Chapel Auditorium
  • FYE Session
    • Required
    • Your FYE Meeting Room
  • Lunch
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Who's My Neightbor?
    • Required
    • Phillippe Performing Arts Center
  • IWU Community Worship Choices
    • Various Locations
    • There will be 3 different worship options- please choose one that most resonates with you! Campus Prayer Walk- Meet in the Chapel Lobby Lectio Divinia (Liturgical style service)- in the PPAC Come to the Table- Cross-Cultural Worship and Tea in the Student Center Banquet Rooms.
  • Free Time / Rest
    • It's a busy week- take some time to do what you need to for your own self-care.
  • Dinner
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Evening Activity: The Roommate Game!
    • Phillippe Performing Arts Center
    • Student Activities Council will sponsor this event where you can watch your classmates compete with other roommate pairs to see how well they know their roommate! (Like the classic "Newlywed Game") (If you and your roommate want to sign-up to compete- look for sign-ups in the Mallway earlier in the week!)
  • Open Gym
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Breakfast
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Main Session: Life Calling & Service
    • Required
    • Chapel Auditorium
  • 97 Acts of Kindness Community Service Projects
    • Required
  • Dinner
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Evening Activity: SGA Coffeehouse (Live music, coffee, & snacks)
    • Barnes Student Center
    • You are probably ready for some down time by now! Come relax with your friends, listen to some music, and sip come coffee!
  • McConn Coffee Open
    • Barnes Student Center / McConn Coffee
    • Grab a cup of coffee and find a new friend to get to know!
  • Disc Golf
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
    • Pick up a map for the campus course at the front desk in the Recreation and Wellness Center (REC).
  • The Hub Open
    • Barnes Student Center
    • Ping pong, pool, games, etc.
  • Climbing Wall Open
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Adventure Learning Mountain Bike Trip
    • Barnes Student Center / The Garage
    • Meet at the Adventure Learning Garage (off the Student Center Commons) to head out for this 3 hour trip (includes travel, equipment distribution, bike instructions, etc.) All equipment provided! First come, first serve!
  • Adventure Learning Canoe Trip (on the Mississinewa River)
    • Barnes Student Center / The Garage
    • Meet at the Adventure Learning Garage (off the Student Center Commons) to head out for this 3 hour trip (includes travel to the river, canoe instructions, equipment distribution, etc.) All equipment provided! First come, first serve!
  • Brunch
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Wildcat Express Open
    • Fast Food Options
    • Barnes Student Center / Wildcat Express
  • Club & Organization Fair (AND SGA Freshman Rep Voting)
    • TBD
  • Adventure Learning Mountain Bike Trip
    • Barnes Student Center / The Garage
    • Meet at the Adventure Learning Garage (off the Student Center Commons) to head out for this 3 hour trip (includes travel, equipment distribution, bike instructions, etc.) All equipment provided! First come, first serve!
  • Adventure Learning Canoe Trip (on the Mississinewa River)
    • Barnes Student Center / The Garage
    • Meet at the Adventure Learning Garage (off the Student Center Commons) to head out for this 3 hour trip (includes travel to the river, canoe instructions, equipment distribution, etc.) All equipment provided! First come, first serve!
  • Marion Bus Tour
    • Join in this bus tour of Marion (coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce). Lots of great stops along the way at places like: Abbey Coffee, Matter Park, Brooks Uppercrust Pizza, and more! AND, get free food and treats along the way! (This is first come, first serve until the bus is full.)
  • Women's Soccer Game
  • Women's Volleyball Game
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Women's Volleyball Game
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Dinner (Tailgate Theme)
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
    • Special dinner celebrating our athletic teams! Come grab some great food and meet the players!
  • Men's Soccer Game
  • McConn Coffee Open
    • Barnes Student Center / McConn Coffee
    • Grab a cup of coffee and find a new friend to get to know!
  • Bonfire, S'mores, & Music
    • After the Men's Soccer game, come over to the bonfire! Music, s'mores, etc!
  • Worship at Local Churches
    • Join a new friend or student leader in worship at a local church. We encourage you to find a place of worship locally and get plugged in!
  • Disc Golf
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
    • Pick up a map for the campus course at the front desk in the Recreation and Wellness Center (REC).
  • The Hub Open
    • Barnes Student Center
    • Ping pong, pool, games, etc.
  • Climbing Wall Open
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Brunch
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Practicing the Sabbath
    • In a world that demands our attention all the time, you will likely never reach a time in your life when this comes easy - let's start practicing the habit now! Sabbath rest is a biblical command for a very good reason! We need stillness and quiet to grow in our relationship with Christ, and rest and recreation to renew our spirit.
  • Dinner
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Inflatables! (Sponsored by Spring Hill Camps)
    • Goodman Hall / Lawn
    • You are never too old to enjoy these!
  • Movie on the Lawn (Zootopia)
    • Goodman Hall / Lawn
    • Bring blankets, bean bags, etc. out to Goodman Lawn for the outdoor movie! (popcorn provided!) (Rain location: The Student Center Commons)
  • Brunch
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Disc Golf
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
    • Pick up a map for the campus course at the front desk in the Recreation and Wellness Center (REC).
  • The Hub Open
    • Barnes Student Center
    • Ping pong, pool, games, etc.
  • Climbing Wall Open
    • Recreation & Wellness Center
  • John Wesley Honors College Pancake Breakfast (for those in JWHC)
    • Goodman Hall / Lawn
    • For members of the John Wesley Honors College (Rain location: Henry West Banquet Room, Barnes Student Center)
  • Adventure Learning Mountain Bike Trip
    • Barnes Student Center / The Garage
    • Meet at the Adventure Learning Garage (off the Student Center Commons) to head out for this 3 hour trip (includes travel, equipment distribution, bike instructions, etc.) All equipment provided! First come, first serve!
  • Adventure Learning Canoe Trip (on the Mississinewa River)
    • Barnes Student Center / The Garage
    • Meet at the Adventure Learning Garage (off the Student Center Commons) to head out for this 3 hour trip (includes travel to the river, canoe instructions, equipment distribution, etc.) All equipment provided! First come, first serve!
  • Lunch
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
  • Adventure Learning Mountain Bike Trip
    • Barnes Student Center / The Garage
    • Meet at the Adventure Learning Garage (off the Student Center Commons) to head out for this 3 hour trip (includes travel, equipment distribution, bike instructions, etc.) All equipment provided! First come, first serve!
  • Adventure Learning Canoe Trip (on the Mississinewa River)
    • Barnes Student Center / The Garage
    • Meet at the Adventure Learning Garage (off the Student Center Commons) to head out for this 3 hour trip (includes travel to the river, canoe instructions, equipment distribution, etc.) All equipment provided! First come, first serve!
  • Luau
    • Hodson / Evans Lawn
    • Volleyball tournament, Kona Shaved Ice, lawn games, music, & more! Sign up for the volleyball tournament at The Hub Express (in the Mallway).
  • Dinner (Luau Theme)
    • Barnes Student Center / Baldwin Dining Hall
    • Fantastic food and steel drum band!
  • Happy First Day of School!!!
    • Let's get started on the right foot! Be curious and work hard!