Helping you prepare for the semester ahead

We are here to help you as the fall semester nears. Learn more about the changes made to the 2020-2021 academic calendar and the university's overall plan at fall2020.iu.edu.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our campus population, we are encouraging virtual appointments between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please contact us by email (iel@iupui.edu) or by phone (317-274-5509) if you would like to schedule an appointment.

For more information on the university's efforts to address COVID-19, visit coronavirus.iu.edu.

First-Year Experience courses enable you to make the most out of your first year at IUPUI

Students help recycle

Create lasting friendships

Make deep connections with other awesome Jaguars starting college like you

Student giving service hours for the community

Serve your community

Service learning is a key element of many first-year experiences

Students exploring art in a museum

Inside Access

You'll have countless opportunities to get to know your major, campus, and everything in-between

Pathways to Healthcare students eagerly sit on the bus waiting their tour of the EMS.

Support from day one

You'll have a strong support network of faculty, advisors, and mentors

A student pets a shark at the zoo.

Have fun while learning

Experiences are designed to engage students and make learning a breeze

Students and staff going through a tour around the city

Go beyond the classroom

You won't just be listening, you'll be doing, going, visiting, making, and more!

Former bridge student

Participating in Bridge really helped me feel like I belonged and helped ease my nerves about starting college.

Former Bridge participant

Keep up with us

Connect with us on social media to keep up with all of the great first-year experiences available to you.

Summer bridge participants

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