Schedule and Instructions

View the Bridge Week schedule

Choose your own adventure, and decide which sessions you wish to attend. Some time slots include multiple offerings, so you can tailor your Bridge Week experience to your interests. Can't decide which to attend? Don't worry! Sessions will be recorded and posted online as well. 

Please note, all times are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Session information may continue to change, so check this page frequently for the most up-to-date information. If information seems to be missing or a link is not working, try refreshing this page and clearing your cache.

 

9:00-9:50 a.m. Wellness: Hip Hop/Urban Dance.

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Description: Start off your Bridge Week on the right foot with an energetic session on Hip Hop & Urban Dance with fitness and dance instructor Jamie Cory-Smith. 


10:00-10:50 a.m. Signature Session: Class of 2024 Kickoff.

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Description: Let’s ROAR, Jaguars! Join the official Class of 2024 Bridge Week Kickoff with Dean of Students Jason Spratt.

 

11:00-11:50 a.m. Lunch n’ Learn: Major & Career Exploration: Be in the Zoom Room Where it Happens.

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Description: With more than 450 degree programs at IUPUI, many students don’t realize all of their options! Rise up (or log in) to this session to learn how to create a major and career plan that aligns with your goals.

 

11:00-11:50 a.m. Wellness Session: Yoga for Mind and Body.

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Description: Looking to increase your balance, strength and flexibility? Give Yoga a try with instructor Shannon Brasovan.


12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Making a Difference with the School of Liberal Arts.

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Description: Join this panel discussion featuring current liberal arts students discussing their best tips and advice for being successful in college. 

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the School of Education.

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Description: Join us for this interactive session covering the mission, partnerships, and organizations that make up the School of Education at IUPUI.

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the School of Informatics & Computing.

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Description: Curious about the School of Informatics and Computing? Join this session to learn about all the great things this school has to offer!


1:00-1:50 p.m. Lunch n’ Learn: Be a Global Leader: How IUPUI Can Help You Prepare for the World.

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Description: To succeed in today's interconnected world, you need global skills and understanding and IUPUI is prepared to help you gain these competencies. Participate in an activity about intercultural understanding, explore why you need a global mindset, and learn about what IUPUI offers to help you be more globally prepared.


2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: Connecting with the Kelley School of BusinessPOSTPONED to Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Description: This session will feature an interactive panel of current, successful Kelley School of Business students offering their insights and advice to the Class of 2024. 

 

2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the IU School of Nursing I.

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Description: This session will feature current School of Nursing faculty discussing the program and their best advice for incoming students. 

 

2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology I.

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Description: Current Engineering & Technology students will discuss ways to get involved outside the classroom, including internships, study abroad, research, student organizations, and on-campus jobs. 


3:00-3:50 p.m. Jag Chat: Connect with Your Peers.

Check CourseNetworking and your IUPUI email for your specific Jag Chat details and Zoom link.

Description: Jag Chat is your chance to connect with your Peer Mentor and classmates to start making friends, networking, and getting answers to all your questions! 

9:00-9:50 a.m. Wellness: Virtual Fitness Training.

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Description: Learn how to stay physically active as a college student by taking part in this live Q&A and guided workout with IUPUI instructor Chris Rash!


10:00-10:50 a.m. Signature Session: What It Means to Be a Jaguar.

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Description: What efforts is IUPUI taking to promote inclusion and civility on campus? Hear from Dr. Khalilah Shabazz, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, who will share about her own journey as an IUPUI student and talk about ways the Class of 2024 can advance social change. 

 

11:00-11:50 a.m. Lunch n’ Learn: Solve All Your Problems (Or At Least Try).

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Description: How can design thinking help you create your ideal college experience? Hear from Professor Chris Roger about ways to incorporate design thinking and innovation into your academic and career journey as an IUPUI student. 

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the School of Health & Human Sciences I.

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Description: Check out this interactive student panel featuring current SHHS students discussing opportunities to get involved in the school and tips for success. 

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology II.

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Description: Join us for a faculty panel to discuss ways you can connect with E&T faculty and tips from professors on how to be a successful college student. 

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Connecting with the Herron School of Art.

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Description: Join various members of Herron's administration, faculty and advising staff as they discuss highlights of the school and answer questions about majors, studio practice, and anything else you need to kow as you transition to the school! 

 

1:00-1:50 p.m. Lunch n’ Learn: You've Got This! Success in Online Learning.

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Description: Whether you are taking most of your classes in person, in a hybrid format, or online, most IUPUI students will be participating in online learning at some point this semester. Learn tips and tricks to make your online learning experience a successful one!

 

1:00-1:50 p.m. Lunch n’ Learn: Moneysmarts: Making Smart Financial Decisions in College.

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Description: Confused about managing your money, paying for college, or making a budget? This session will help you explore habits and practices to manage your money in college and beyond. 

 

2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: School of Science Welcome and Mock Online Science Lecture.

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Are you curious about what to expect from a college lecture?  Join us for a large online lecture with chemistry faculty Keith Anliker.  Mr. Anliker will deliver a college chemistry lecture and coach attendees on how to be successful students. Dean of the School of Science, Dr. John DiTusa will also provide a welcome to all first year science students.

 

2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: Connecting with the Kelley School of Business. (Rescheduled from Monday) 

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Description: This session will feature an interactive panel of current Kelley School of Business students and staff offering their insights and advice to the Class of 2024.

 

3:00-3:50 p.m. Jag Chat: Connect with Your Peers

Check CourseNetworking and your IUPUI email for your specific Jag Chat details and Zoom link.

Description: Jag Chat is your chance to connect with your Peer Mentor and classmates to start making friends, networking, and getting answers to all your questions! 

 

6:00-6:50 p.m. Bridge for Families (BFF): Transitioning to College.

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Audience: Parents, family members, and Jaguar supporters

Description: Your student will experience a variety of emotions while they are transitioning during their first year of college. Are you unsure of how you can support your student during this time? What kind of emotions will they be feeling exactly? This will be an open discussion on ways you as a parent, family member and supporter of your Jaguar are able to provide for your student while they are at IUPUI. Presented by: Angelica McLean, Assistant Director of Parent and FamilyPrograms

9:00-9:50 a.m.Wellness: Mindfulness & Stress Management.

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Description: Learn to manage stress and maintain calm through a series of mindfulness-based techniques that you can use in everyday life. Facilitated by Professor Nancy Barton.


10:00-10:50 a.m. Signature Session: R U Ready? Building Relationships with Faculty.

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Description: What do you need to know to be successful as an entering college student? Come see what our superstar professors think are the keys to your success.

 

11:00-11:50 a.m. Lunch n’ Learn: Stressed Out? Where to Turn for Help.

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Do you know where to turn when you're stressed or need help? Join us to learn strategies, resources and tips to maintain wellness, manage stress, and thrive as a college student!

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

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Description: What goes through your mind when a person experiencing homelessness asks you for money? How did you feel when you heard that LeBron James was opening a school for at risk students? Philanthropy is defined as "voluntary action for the public good," but what exactly is "public good?" Join the world's first and only School of Philanthropy for a discussion exploring these topics and more.

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to know the O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs I.

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Description: Hear from current O'Neill students that started as freshmen just like you. They will share their experiences and journey to help better prepare you. Discussion will include getting involved on campus, work/life balance, differences between high school and college, study strategies, internships, study abroad, networking, and more!

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Connecting with the School of Science: Faculty Panel.

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Join us for a science faculty panel facilitated by a science student ambassador. Learn how to make the most of your science experience in the first year and beyond.  Topics include what to expect in your courses, how to get engaged in the School of Science and your major, resources to help you be successful, connecting with faculty, and overcoming challenges.  Not only will you learn about important topics, you may connect with one of your first year faculty members.

 

1:00-1:50 p.m. Lunch n’ Learn: Be a Global Leader: How IUPUI Can Help you Prepare For the World.

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Description: To be an effective communicator in today's interconnected world, you need skills of intercultural communication and IUPUI is prepared to help you gain these important competencies. Learn why you need intercultural skills, engage in a conversation with students from around the world, and explore what IUPUI can do to help you be globally prepared.

 

2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: Stoop Talk with University College.

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Description: Come learn how University College can support you on your road to success! Hear stories from former University College students about what they wish they knew their first year at IUPUI and what they're glad they did along the way. 

 

2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the School of Health & Human Sciences II.

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Description: Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring faculty from SHHS as they share tips and tricks for success in college. 

 

3:00-3:50 p.m. Jag Chat: Connect with Your Peers.

Check CourseNetworking and your IUPUI email for your specific Jag Chat details and Zoom link.

Description: Jag Chat is your chance to connect with your Peer Mentor and classmates to start making friends, networking, and getting answers to all your questions! 

 

6:00-6:50 p.m. Bridge for Families (BFF): Teaching and Learning.

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Audience: Parents, family members, and Jaguar supporters

Description: What will classes look like for your student?  Learn about the adjusted course schedule and what to expect with online and hybrid course options.  This session will introduce you to campus resources to support your student academically, explore the differences between learning in high school and college, and demystify faculty.  IUPUI professors will join the discussion for live Q&A. Presented by: Jerry Daday, Executive Associate Dean, Institute for Engaged Learning and Kara Woodlee, Assistant Director of Honors College

9:00-9:50 a.m.Wellness: Getting to Know Campus Recreation.

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Description: Getting and staying fit doesn't have to be hard work. Whether your idea of fun is shooting some hoops with friends or spinning your (bike) wheels in a group fitness class, IUPUI offers a host of recreation options to fit your lifestyle. Learn about indoor and outdoor workout facilities, activities, and intramural and club sport opportunities. 

 

10:00-11:50 a.m. Signature Session: Student Involvement Fair**Extended session

Description: Students who actively participate in student organizations at IUPUI aren't doing it for the extra bullet point on their resume (though it sure does look nice there!). They're involved because they're passionate about the work they get to do through the organization, the relationships they're building, and where their experiences will take them. Check out the Student Involvement Fair to explore opportunities to get involved in on-campus or virtual organizations! 

How to participate: Join us at The Spot to connect with organizations. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to thespot.iupui.edu between 10:00 a.m. and noon on August 20.
  2. Find the log in button in the top right corner, and enter your university username and passphrase.
  3. Click “Bridge Week Student Involvement Fair”  in the banner at the top of the page. Please note, this banner will only be available during this time block.
  4. You’re in! Meet and network with student organizations.

 Having trouble? Here are some tips and resources for helping you connect:

  • Use Mozilla Firefox as your browser
  • Use a laptop to participate
  • Connect with our Help Desk via Zoom during the fair with any questions you have

11:00-11:50 a.m. Lunch n’ Learn: Can You Spot the Fake News?

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Description: We all know that fake news and misinformation can be dangerous. Most people think they are good at spotting it, but are you? Play a fake news quiz game, and librarians will teach you tips to consistently spot misinformation. Bonus: You can use these skills in your classes too!

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the IU School of Nursing II.

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Description: This session will feature an interactive panel of current IU School of Nursing students offering their advice and insights to the Class of 2024.

 

12:00-12:50 p.m. School Session: Connecting with the O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs II.

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Description: In this session you will have the opportunity to get to know the staff (academic advisors, career advisors, and peer advisors) in the O'Neill Student Services office, and hear tips and resources to help you start your college experience off strong!

 

1:00-1:50 p.m. Lunch n’ Learn: Internships & Student Employment.

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Description: Please join us for a panel discussion on internship opportunities that are available to students on the campus of IUPUI and in the larger community.  Representatives from various internship programs, from the Schools, and from the Office of Student Employment will be on hand to answer any questions you have.  Internships are an important and valuable way to develop and build skills that employers are seeking in our society.

 

2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: Tips for Success for Liberal Arts Students.

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Description: Join us to hear from a panel of faculty members who are doing innovative work with students that has impact outside the boundaries of the university.

 

2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: Connecting with the Fairbanks School of Public Health.

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Description: Join us for an interactive panel of current FSPH student talking about their own experiences and offerinig their best tips for a successful transition to IUPUI. 

 

2:00-2:50 p.m. School Session: Getting to Know the School of Social Work.

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Description: This session will feature an interactive panel to help you prepare for a successful career in Social Work.

 

3:00-3:50 p.m. Jag Chat: Connect with Your Peers.

Check CourseNetworking and your IUPUI email for your specific Jag Chat details and Zoom link.

Description: Jag Chat is your chance to connect with your Peer Mentor and classmates to start making friends, networking, and getting answers to all your questions!

 

6:00-6:50 p.m. Bridge for Families (BFF): Student Life as a Jaguar.

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Audience: Parents, family members, and Jaguar supporters

Description: What experiences will my student have outside of the classroom this fall? What opportunities are there for research, student organizations, employment and service? Meet the campus experts and student leaders who are making plans for your student’s involvement this fall. Moderated by: Angelica McLean, Assistant Director of Parent and Family Programs

 

9:00-9:50 a.m. Wellness: T'ai Chi.

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Description: Explore the art of T'ai Chi and its impact on health and wellness with IUPUI Professor Jing Wang. 

 

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Bridge Week Information Tent, Taylor Courtyard

Visiting campus? We'll have a small information tent setup in Taylor Courtyard to point you in the right direction. Stop by, say hi, and ask questions if you're on campus!

 

Friday free time

That's all, folks! Bridge Week officially wraps up, so you can spend the day as you wish preparing for next week's classes. Are you taking in-person classes this fall? Feeling nervous about finding your way at IUPUI? Take the day to drop by and explore campus, practice parking, and find your classrooms.

Although current restrictions on large events mean there will be no structured in-person Bridge programming this day, the campus is open and the Jaguar community is ready to welcome you. Consider exploring campus on your own or with a couple friends. Just remember: #MaskUp and practice physical distancing.

How to participate in Bridge Week virtual sessions

It's easy to participate! Follow these steps:

  1. Install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. Need help? Get detailed instructions.
  2. Browse the Bridge Week schedule and make note of sessions you want to attend. We recommend attending at least 2-3 sessions each day, plus the Jag Chat for your first year seminar group!
  3. A few minutes before each session begins, log into Zoom at the URLs provided above.
  4. Questions? Email us at iupuifye@iupui.edu

Wellness Sessions

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Get up, get ready, get moving! Kick off each day with these activities that will support your physical, mental, and emotional wellness – while also connecting you with wellness resources at IUPUI.

Signature Sessions

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We want to help you start the semester feeling confident and ready to succeed. These sessions will cover broad topics about your first year at IUPUI so you know what to expect and have your questions answered.

Lunch n' Learns

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These relaxed opportunities will let you learn about, explore, and connect with topic areas of specific interest to you. Choose your own adventure and attend the lunch-and-learns that appeal to you most.

School Sessions

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IUPUI has 17 degree-granting schools, with over 350 academic programs. Connect with your school through these sessions.

Jag Chats

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Make friends and get to know your first-year seminar classmates through live, virtual Jag Chats. Your OTEAM peer leader will lead these sessions to help you get connected.

All week long, join The Hunt

Welcome to The Hunt, Bridge Week’s biggest scavenger hunt! The Hunt is a virtual scavenger hunt that you will work with your First Year Seminar classmates to complete. You’ll each take photos of the items listed on each day’s prompt list, share them in CN (CourseNetworking), and earn points for your team! Here’s what you need to know:

  • A list will be posted to your CN page by your Peer Mentor each morning of Bridge Week (Monday through Thursday). Don't forget to create your CN account so you can connect with your Bridge Week group!
  • To score points, you must find the items on the list and post a picture, video, or other representation of the item to CN.
  • You may submit posts for as many items you would like each day, but you may only submit one post per item.
  • Each post will be worth one point for the entire group.
  • The team with the most points by the end of the week wins!

Good luck, and happy Hunting! 

Catch up on sessions you missed

Did you have to miss part of Bridge Week? Want to re-watch your favorite session? You can! We will record each session and make it available online before classes start. Please note: you will have to login with your IU credentials to view the recordings.

View Bridge Week recordings

What comes next? Look forward to Weeks of Welcome

There are four major traditions you can look forward to as a Jaguar, and the first is Weeks of Welcome (WOW) - and it starts right after Bridge Week! Throughout the first two weeks of classes, you can attend events each day to learn more about all IUPUI has to offer. We’ve got a Spotify playlist of the day, TikTok dance competitions, study abroad fairs, movie nights, and more to help you kick off your first year as a Jag.

Check out Weeks of Welcome