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The next steps on your journey to IU

By attending an IU Admitted Student Event, you learned more about what IU could offer you as a student and took an important step toward your college journey.

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If you were unable to attend one of our events, we welcome you to watch the recording of session one below.

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IU Admitted Student Event Video
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[Video: The opening slide of the presentation is titled IU Admitted Student Event. Below that it reads hashtag IU said yes. There are a pair of red and white candy-striped pants folded and sitting to the right of the words.]

[Video: The slide changes to a photo of the Sample Gates at sunset. The sky behind the limestone arched gates is orange and pink. Flowers bloom in the flowerbeds in front of the gates, forming red and white stripes. People walk on the brick pathway leading to the gates. The IU trident logo is overlaid at the top of the photo. Words are overlaid in the middle of the photo that read Welcome to the IU Admitted Student Event. A small window appears in the upper left corner featuring a video of the speaker. The name of the speaker is in the bottom corner of the small window. The video changes to whoever is speaking.]

Michalynn: Hello, everyone, and good evening. We are so happy to have you here and welcome to our virtual Admitted Student Event. My name is Michalynn Miller and I am a senior here at IU.

[Video: The slide changes to show a photo of several students sitting on a stone wall in front of the large Indiana Memorial Union student tower. To the left of the photo is text that reads Michalynn, senior, hometown Maukport, Indiana, majors marketing, professional sales, business law, ethics, and decision making, minors gender studies.]

Michalynn: I am studying marketing, professional sales, and business law and ethics at the Kelley School of Business. And we are so, so happy to have you here. We have an awesome event planned for you. And just so you know, closed captioning is provided by ACS Captioning and you can add it by clicking the closed captioning option on your Zoom toolbar.

[Video: The next slide introduces the next speaker. It reads Sacha Thieme, assistant vice provost and executive director of admissions. Next to the words is a photo of Sacha.]

Michalynn: You'll hear more from me later, but now please join us in welcoming Sacha Thieme, Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director of Admissions.

[Video: Sacha is now shown in the smaller video window.]

Sacha: Thanks so much Michalynn. Families, welcome. We are so honored to host you in this virtual Admitted Student Day Program. While we wish we could be hosting you on our beautiful campus, this visit experience is still pretty unique.

[Video: The next slide is a collage of photos that show students walking through the Sample Gates, walking on campus, smiling at graduation, and cheering in a group.]

Sacha: And it's especially important as now you are considering the IU experience with the lens of a student who has earned every right and privilege to take advantage of all that this university has to offer.

[Video: Another photo collage shows tulips blooming with a clock tower of the Student Building visible in the background, a large red clock with Indiana University above the clock face, and a limestone gargoyle at the peak of a building.]

Sacha: Everything seems a little more real now. And speaking of your admission, congratulations! You all received that great big envelope but today we get to celebrate your hard work in a unique way, knowing that we often have people in our corner, if we are so fortunate.

[Video: The next slide shows a photo of the Wells Library, with the stacked limestone of the building reaching into a blue sky. Students walk up the steps to the building. The trees in front of the building are turning orange.]

Sacha: I know some of you are watching with those people now. So I'm gonna ask you to turn to them and out loud, I can hear you, out loud thank them for all the support they have given you and for being with you here this evening.

[Video: The next slide shows a photo of the Arboretum, a large greenspace with trees scattered throughout. Buildings can be seen in the distance.]

Sacha: And for those of you who have supporters elsewhere, give them a big shout out and a quick note of thanks, we certainly do.

[Video: The next slide shows a photo of a bronze sculpture of Ernie Pyle, sitting at a typewriter. There is a red string around his neck like a scarf and snow covers his hat, arts, and typewriter. The curved entrance to Franklin Hall is in the background.]

Sacha: Families, we applaud you and we thank you for all the support you're showing your students throughout this journey.

[Video: The next slide shows two photos of students, one in a classroom showing a dry-erase board to a fellow classmate, and one showing a student on a wooden bridge with fall foliage around them.]

Sacha: And speaking of everyone who's here today, students, do you know that in this virtual space, we may have fourty of our United States and twenty-two different countries represented? That is the power of IU.

[Video: The next slide shows a photo of people dancing in front of the IU Auditorium.]

Sacha: Just tonight, we have friends from Oregon to Maine, from Mongolia to Argentina, and everywhere in between. So even though you are joining from places very near and very far, you have one important thing in common:

[Video: The next slide shows a swimming pool with red and white pennants stretched across the pool, and the words Indiana University on the pennants. Someone is swimming in the pool.]

Sacha: Your goal for a powerful and impactful college experience. As author Frank Bruni stated, "College shouldn't take you out of the real world but it should thrust you into it, exposing you to places unlike places you have already inhabited and people different from the ones you have surrounded yourself with thus far."

[Video: The next slide shows a photo of purple and white flowers blooming on trees next to a sidewalk on campus. Students walk between the trees. Then another slide shows buildings on campus with the sun shining behind them and through the branches of trees nearby.]

Sacha: Well, IU bring together students from far and wide, not just tonight, but every single day that you are here, with a million different life experiences who use this time to become their best just as you will.
[Video: The next slide is a collage of photos showing a student jogging in a gymnasium, one sitting on a stone wall with headphones on, another sitting in a common room using a computer while other students use other desks in the background, and one showing a group of students splashing their feet in a fountain.]

Sacha: Students, as you enter your college experience, you will be preparing for careers, some of which haven't been imagined. So how do you do that? You take a multi-disciplinary approach.

[Video: The next slide shows cheerleaders on a basketball court. Some cheerleaders are on the shoulders of others and holding signs that read we are IU.]

Sacha: You find an institution that really grounds you in the liberal arts, offers you a wide range of majors, minors, and certificates, but also provides you with advisors and faculty who are trained to support you on your own interdisciplinary path.

[Video: The next slide shows a photo of a wall with a sign mounted on the side that reads art museum, and the legs of several students point up towards the sign.]

Sacha: An institution that has not one, but about 10 different career services offices.

[Video: The next slide shows two photos, both featuring students sitting outdoors on campus.]

Sacha: So as your interests become more specific, so does your career advising. They help you package all of your experiences in a way that leads you to a positive and productive outcome. And one that is really just specific to you.

[Video: The next slide shows a photo of the massive Indiana Memorial Union, with the student tower in the center of the photo.]

Sacha: And then, you add on one of the largest alumni networks in the nation, nearly about 700,000 people, other Hoosiers who are ready to support you in your journey.

[Video: Another photos shows the arboretum, with the towering Metz Carillon in the center. Other buildings can be seen just beyond the grassy space and crisscrossing sidewalks.]

Sacha: At IU, you can consider more than two hundred majors and five hundred and fifty degree programs. And that is, that's just today. We are continuously evaluating and adding programs to help students like you prepare to meet the changing needs of a truly global society.

[Video: The next slide shows an atrium space with a wall of widows on one side. Students sit at tables in the center of the room, and a large staircase is behind them.]

Sacha: In fact, sixty percent of IU students will graduate with more than one credential. So it's not just something we say, it's something students do.

[Video: A new photos shows the IU marching band standing in the street playing music.]

Sacha: For you, it might be our top rated School of Education, Kelley School of Business. Maybe you want to major in English and prepare for med school at the same time.

[Video: The next slide shows a photo of many students cheering.]
Sacha: From finance to folklore, theater to bioinformatics, it is all here. And if you can find something
that fits you perfectly, even with combining, you can consider the Individualized Major Program.

[Video: The next slide shows a small group of students smiling in their graduation caps and gowns.]

Sacha: Students, maybe you take advantage of the more than seventy language programs. In fact, it's more than any university in the nation. The students you will meet throughout this program and throughout your experience tonight are great examples of how you can blend it all together.

[Video: The next slide is a collage of photos that show buildings on campus, the Sample Gates, a red clock, and one showing a student smiling and wearing a shirt that reads IU is home.]

Sacha: At IU, we also know that preparation for those jobs unknown will involve combining your academic learnings with practical, meaningful, and high impact experiences. You will get the experience you need by taking advantage of the fifth largest overseas study program in the country with more than three hundred and eighty different unique offerings, truly making the globe an extension of your classroom. And while that seems far away, students, we will get back there. You will test your theories and your interests by conducting critical research in your field, not just in the hard sciences, but in languages and culture as well. And you'll be doing this with world-renowned faculty. You may also secure internships. They give you direct experience in the work related to your course of study or sometimes they cause you to consider paths you didn't even know you were considering. And the beautiful thing too, is that it's all of this opportunity for professional success
bundled with the experience of personal fulfillment. Students, this is where you will be forging lifelong friendships and building lasting and amazing memories. You get to experience year-round arts and cultural events. There are over eleven hundred performances just through our Jacobs School of Music. Participate, maybe in one or more of our seven hundred and fifty student organizations. And cheer on world-class athletes from Hoosier Hysteria in Assembly Hall to a Broadway show in the IU Auditorium. Or maybe you attend a production that may have been written, directed, designed, and performed by you or one of your friends. There are so many options and I can't wait for you to hear our students talk about how they've truly embraced this IU experience. Because at IU, you are going to turn these options into your opportunity. You will be working toward a degree that sets you apart. An experience that is designed to fit these times and the times tomorrow and the times the next day and the times in the future. You'll work with award-winning professors, students from all around the world, and classes built for the modern era. You will study and live among the future leaders, artists, policymakers of our world and together, students together, you're actually going to be the third century of Indiana University. We know these times are so different and they will be forever changed. And so in times like this, they demand a new kind of experience. And so we invite you to meet this new day with the skills you will develop at IU. Tonight, we have developed a robust agenda for your visit experience and we truly want this to be an experience. We know May one will be here before we know it. So we encourage you to ask your questions and gather the final information you need to measure your options and make your decision. We will certainly be here and be available to answer questions beyond today. And we'll work to provide you with the clearest steps we can to your enrollment. So at this time I'm going to invite Michalynn to provide you with information regarding your next experience for this evening. Students, we want to applaud you, we wanna celebrate you, and we thank you for your interest in Indiana University. And we wish you the greatest success in this next stage of your academic career. We just hope that your journey continues at IU. So have a wonderful evening. We wish you all the best. And I look forward to seeing you again soon.

[Video: The next slide reads my IU story and there is a photo of the back of jersey that reads Indiana. Michalynn is shown in the small video window.]

Michalynn: Thank you so much, Sacha. And now I'd like to share with you all a little bit about my unique IU story. So, as I mentioned earlier, I grew up in Indiana. I've lived here my entire life and when I was 18 and graduating high school, I had it in my head, I absolutely was not staying in this State. I was getting the heck out of Dodge. Mom and dad, hop on an airplane, see me later, I'm going somewhere warm 'cause I hate the snow. So I hardly looked at IU because I just, I had it in my head, I wasn't gonna go here. My mom actually ended up making me apply. And I, begrudgingly as a teen, was like, "All right, fine, whatever. If it's gonna make you happy, I'll do it." So I got in and I was direct admit to the Kelley School of Business. And we did some events with the Kelley School. And the more events I did, the more I realized that this is the place I was meant to be. I knew I had an interest in business but my interest in business has to do with regulatory frameworks and public policy and government. And I knew I wanted to go to law school when I got done here. Talking to the professors and the admissions directors and everyone at IU and at Kelley, I was never told no. I was never told that I couldn't go to law school and get a master's degree at the same time, I was never told that it was silly to do business instead of public policy. And I was supported along my entire journey. And that's why I chose IU. It's because I had felt welcomed, I had felt cared for, and I love this place. It is my home away from home. My little sister is actually a first-year student here and she's actually going to be a doctor. And she's had the exact same experience. No one has told her she can't do something. It's always been open doors and opportunities. And now that you know more about what your IU experience could be like, it's time to start taking the next steps to becoming a Hoosier.

[Video: The next slide is titled expert panel and lists the speakers. It reads Office of Admissions, Lauran Mixon, admissions at Indiana dot e d u. Residential Programs and Services (RPS), Lloyd Graham, ask r p s at Indiana dot e d u. Office of First Year Experience Programs (FYE), Sarah Nagy, f y e at Indiana dot e d u.]

Michalynn: I'd now like to welcome Lauren Mixon, our Assistant Admissions Director to get our expert panel started.

[Video: Lauren is now seen in the small video window.]

Lauren: Hello everyone. Thank you so much Michalynn. My name is Lauren Mixon. I'm an assistant director of admissions. If you haven't heard it before, congratulations on your admissions to IU. We are so excited that you're joining us this evening. And so now we are going to have a little Q and A with some very important people. You'll be able to hear from our, someone from our Residential Programs and Services along with a member from our First Year Experience Program to discuss unique IU housing and orientation and first year experience opportunities and questions that you may have as you begin this transition to IU. And so with this in mind, we're going to start you off with a little poll because we are very interested to hear what types of questions you will have, regarding our first year experience and housing. Are you interested in campus life and culture, residence hall communities? We want to hear from you and make sure that you're taking advantage of that Q&A functionality in your Zoom toolbar. Again, this is your opportunity, for you to really share with us and hear from the experts. In addition to our experts who are on the call we do have people behind the scenes answering your questions. So again, make sure you're taking time for that. We'll give you about 10 more seconds to fill in our poll here. It looks like a lot of questions about, just all of the above. They wanna hear all of the information, which is great. That's awesome. We're so excited to hear from you. So thank you so much for sharing that. We'll have an opportunity to discuss a little bit more with our experts. So let's kick it off with Sarah. If you don't mind introducing yourself and giving a little overview. Or actually, maybe Lloyd is going first, my apologies.

[Video: The next slide reads RPS Residential Programs and Services. Lloyd is now shown in the small video window.]

Lloyd: Yeah, I can start us off. Hi, everybody. Greetings to you from whatever time zone you are tuning in from. I'm so excited to be with you. My name is Lloyd Graham. I'm an assistant director with Residential Programs and Services. I'm actually from Northeast Ohio like Youngstown, Cleveland area. That's where I grew up. I actually went to the Ohio State University for undergrad and then came to Indiana University for graduate school. And then worked at Georgia Southern University in university housing there for about three and a half years. And then transitioned to Clemson University and worked in university housing there for about two and a half years. And then transitioned back to IU in the role that I'm in now in twenty sixteen. And I mentioned all of those things to highlight the experience that I've had working with students within the residential environments at different institutions, but also to acknowledge that a lot of the people that will be kind of engaging with your student, if they were to live with us, have the same background as me. And so in my graduate work, I was in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program where we focused a lot on student development theory which is essentially the best ways to support and help students develop in a college environment. And so rest assured that the residential environment is filled with graduate students, full-time staff, and undergraduate students who are focused on your student success, namely within the capacity of our Residential Curriculum.

[Video: The next slide has a one in the upper left corner and is titled residential curriculum. It has a graphic that shows four circles. The first circle has a globe in it and the words civic stewardship underneath. The second circle has a brain in it and is titled intellectual engagement. The third circle has two hands touching and forming the shape of a heart with the words understanding self and others under it. And the last circle shows a lotus blossom and the silhouette of a person sitting with the word wellbeing underneath.]

Lloyd: And so we want to shape our residential environments to be places of learning and growth. And we do that intentionally through learning goals and learning outcomes that manifest themselves in a lot of different ways. So one-on-one engagement, a workshop, a bulletin board, all of those different things. And our focus is on civic stewardship, intellectual engagement, understanding self and others and wellbeing.

[Video: The next slide has a two in the upper left corner and is titled learning communities. There are two columns with bulleted lists. The first column is titled living learning centers (LLCs). The list of bullet points reads civic leaders, Collins, global, inspire, Jellison, media, Hamilton Lugar School, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, public health, Thomas I. Atkins, and women in stem. The second list is titled thematic communities. The list of bullet points reads Asian slash Pacific American, cooperative housing, health sciences, honors, Hoosier Link, Luis Davila Latinx, outdoor adventure, performing arts, residence scholars, spectrum, and Wells stem.]

Lloyd: In addition to that, there are other opportunities for your students to engage. Of which include learning communities, which we have two different types: Living Learning Centers, and then Thematic Communities. And I'll describe these just a little bit. Living Learning Centers are a little bit more structured. They're connected to an academic unit. For instance, the Kelley School of Business. There's a one to three credit hour course that students would take. All those students would be living together in the same residence hall in a consolidated area. So maybe a few different floors and have staff, advisors, facilities, amenities that would all be focused and kind of intended for them in their engagement. It's a great opportunity to make connections, great opportunity to engage with the same subject matter from an academic perspective, but also be able to learn, engage, and grow in a very meaningful way. Thematic Communities are similar but they're a little less structured in the sense that they are more focused on a shared interest. And so they're not connected to an academic unit and there's not a course connected to it but it's more so kind of connecting potentially related to an identity or a passion that they may have. Both of those opportunities may have a fee associated with them. And then for the Living Learning Centers there is an application process that is involved with that. Whereas Thematic Communities, it's more so kind of interest-based and a first come, first serve basis. So those opportunities, as well as other opportunities to be engaged with student government, conduct boards, working potentially for Residential Programs and Services are all opportunities to engage within the residential environment.

[Video: The next slide has a three in the upper left corner and is titled residential programs and services. Below that it reads assignment process for new students. There are two bullet points. The first reads submit residency exemption requests before applying for housing. The two hundred dollar application fee is not refundable. The second point reads assignments will be processed by groups and not individual application dates.]

Lloyd: So let's get into what is involved in the whole process to apply. So the assignment process is a little different for this year. First and foremost, which is the same every year, if you are submitting a residency exemption request, make sure you do that first off because that submission of the application does come with a two hundred non-refundable application fee. And so that exemption could be that you're over the age of twenty-one, your family or guardians may live within a twenty-five mile radius of Bloomington, so you may not be living in the residence halls. There may be some COVID specific things. So make sure you apply for that exemption first, before applying for housing.

[Video: The next slide has a four in the upper left corner. It is titled assignment priority groups. Below that is a table with two columns. The first column is titled applications received and the second column is titled assignment basis. The first row reads February one to May one, eleven fifty-nine p.m., cost category and one preference. The second row reads May two to May ten, eleven fifty-nine p.m., cost category or one preference. The next row reads May eleven to June one, eleven fifty-nine p.m., any available room. The next row reads June two to July fifteen, eleven fifty-nine p.m., available room or temporary space. The last row reads July sixteen or later, stand by assignment pending availability.]

Lloyd: The next piece that's pretty different from years past is just that there are priority windows or priority groups that exist this year as opposed to kind of submitting your application and prioritization being on a first come, first serve basis. And that change was created primarily to accommodate more students. And then also to acknowledge that there's so many different reasons why you may not be able to get your application in right on February 1st. And so we wanted to make sure that we tried to accommodate as many people as possible. So as you can see on the screen, the first kind of priority group or window, is February first through May first. You have until May tenth, actually, to submit your application and make any changes that you want. So let's say you submitted February twenty-third, which is tomorrow. You can make as many changes as you want up until May tenth and you will still be in that, sorry, May first and you would still be in that first priority window. You have until May tenth to make any changes before we start assigning students to their first, the first group of students to spaces.

[Video: The next slide has a five in the upper left corner and is titled your roommate options. Below that it reads you can with three bullet points. The first point reads request a roommate. The second reads accept a randomly assigned roommate. The last point reads opt to pay a higher price and not have a roommate. Below that it reads please note, roommate requests must be mutual. Differences in cost category and learning community selections, or medical needs may nullify mutual roommate requests.]

Lloyd: In addition to that, you may be interested in roommates. And so you are able to have a roommate for the next, this upcoming year. You can request a roommate on your application. You can request to be placed with a roommate. Or you can elect to live by yourself. Make sure that the request that you do make though, are mutual with whoever that you wanna live with and you prioritize living with them, if that is the case. In terms of being paired with someone randomly, there is no kind of information or research out there that says that it's more likely that you'll have more meaningful or better experience with someone that you know versus someone that you don't know. And typically it's half and half in terms of students living with people that they already know and people that they don't know. So once again, it's been great engaging with you and I look forward to any questions that you might have.

[Video: The next slide reads FYE Office of First Year Experience Programs. Lauren can be seen in the small video window.]

Lauren: Thank you, and now for our expert from First Year Experience.

[Video: Sarah is now shown in the small video window.]

Sarah: Good evening, my name is Sarah Nagy and I work in the Office of First Year Experience Programs. And we're your partner through the entire first year.

[Video: The next slide has a one in the upper left corner and is titled the start of your Hoosier experience. Below that is reads new student orientation, NSO. There is a bulleted list below that. The first bullet point reads new students are required to participate. We urge parents slash families to as well. The second point reads invitations will be sent in early April. Once you complete your intent to enroll you will receive yours. The next point reads you’ll choose your dates from options in June and July. The next point reads a combination of real-time and at-your-own-pace session will get you started and connected. You will have a number of tasks to complete and we’re here to help you stay organized. The last point reads parents and families will also have opportunities to participate.]

Sarah: So the things that we facilitate include: New Student Orientation, Welcome Week,as well as our year-long engagement program called the Hoosier Experience. So the first thing that you'll do with us will be attend your New Student Orientation. And I will tell you that it's required for all students because it's the best way to get your, get started on the correct foot in your IU experience. During that orientation program, you will register for your classes as well as engage with our student staff, your orientation leader, meet other students, and be introduced to a wide variety of resources. In preparation for that, you will participate in our Canvas modules that are, that allow you to prepare for your advising appointment, learn about those resources in an online environment. During your orientation time, you will sign up for an appointment with an advisor as well as a small group facilitated by our orientation leaders so that you can connect with other students as well as select your classes. They'll keep you, during that orientation process, we'll keep you on task. There's lots of things that you need to do to be able to prepare to come And we'll make sure that you do that through that orientation process. The way that you get invited to orientation is you complete your Intent to Enroll. So once you've committed to Indiana University and done your Intent to Enroll, that signals to our office to invite you to orientation. We will start opening that invitation system in about around April 1st. And it will run through the orientation time. You will choose your dates that will be in either June or July and we'll have a variety of sessions during that time period that will either be in person where you'll, actually not in person, but in real time where you'll interact with our staff or things that you can do on your own time.

[Video: The next slide has a two in the upper left corner and is titled crimson connections. There are two bullet points below that. The first reads connect with other students. Sign up to be part of a crimson connections group to explore campus and attend events together. The second point reads while the group decides level of activity, current students will connect to provide ideas and information. Next to the text is a photo of students wearing facemasks and standing next to a statue of Herman B Wells.]

Sarah: Once you've completed your orientation you'll have an opportunity to engage with us, with our Crimson Connection Program. And the Crimson Connection Program is where you opt in. And these are groups of students that we connect, we'll connect you with. There'll be facilitated by our orientation staff so that you can start meeting people right away and making those connections so that when you come into campus or you're interacting in classrooms virtually, you will know some folks who you have already interacted and gotten to know.

[Video: The next slide has a three in the upper left corner and is titled welcome week a proud tradition. There are three bullet points below that. The first reads join us the week prior to the start of classes. The second reads learn your way around campus, meet other students and interact with staff. The last point reads you’ll start with the freshman induction ceremony. Other events will introduce you to the traditions, spirit, culture, and academic world at IU. A photo of students cheering is next to the text.]

Sarah: We kick off the fall semester with Welcome Week and Welcome Week is a really proud tradition here at Indiana University and help students get connected to resources, to other folks, to learn about campus, the traditions. We have things like the induction ceremony where you're welcomed academically to the institution, where you get familiar with traditions and spirit and our athletics, learn about all the
cultures that exist here. It's a great time to start adjusting to campus. And then we work with you throughout the first year in our Hoosier Experience Program working with campus partners to introduce you to a wide variety of opportunities and events so that you can continue to explore, you can continue to learn, can continue to figure out what you wanna do and really create that Hoosier Experience.

[Video: The next slide has a four in the upper left corner and is titled your Hoosier experience continues throughout your first year. Two bullet points are below that. The first point reads participate in a variety of events, activities, and programs focused on helping you explore campus and the many opportunities you have here. The second point reads earn a first-year student engagement certificate. Below that it reads staying connected with two bullet points. The first point reads we will check in on you early in the semester. The second point reads you will receive regular newsletters to keep you up to date on important news, events, and ideas for making the most of your experience.]

Sarah: We stay connected with you, we'll check in with you about four or five weeks in the
semester just to check in and see how you're doing, what types of resources you might need. We provide regular newsletters to both our parents and families, as well as our students. And then we also have an ongoing website and for our parents and families, we offer an orientation just for you so that you know the information that will best serve your students. So we really see ourselves as a partner through this experience, helping our first year students successfully transition to Indiana University and to become the Hoosiers and become part of the Hoosier family. So I'm happy to answer any questions that you might have about orientation, Welcome Week, or transitioning throughout the first year. Thank you.

[Video: The next slide is titled panel q and a. Below that is reads use the q and a functionality in your Zoom toolbar below to ask a question. Then it reads Office of Admissions, admissions at Indiana dot e d u. Residential Programs and Services (RPS), ask r p s at Indiana dot e d u. Office of First Year Experience (FYE), f y e at Indiana dot e d u. Lauren is now shown in the small video window.]

Lauren: Lloyd and Sarah, thank you so much for sharing those quick overviews. We do have a few questions. Lloyd, this question is for you, can you, if you haven't said already, but if you did, can you repeat when we will be notified of our housing assignments?

[Video: Lloyd is now shown in the small video window.]

Lloyd: Yeah, I did not mention that. So in terms of notification, it does vary depending on what type of notification. The first type of notification of building and cost associated with that, would come in kind of like mid-June which is right around the time orientation kind of experiences would be happening. And then later on in late July, you would get specific, more specific information about your roommate and then room numbers so that you can plan more for the upcoming academic year in terms of who's bringing what and that type of thing.

[Video: Lauren is shown in the small video window.]

Lauren: Okay, great and I'm assuming all of that is being sent via email, correct?

[Video: Lloyd is shown in the small video window.]

Lloyd: Yes, that would be communicated through email. You can also stay up to date with us by checking our website, housing dot Indiana dot e d u and then following us on social media as well.

[Video: Lauren is shown in the small video window.]

Lauren: Awesome, thank you so much, Lloyd. And Sarah, can you share, how can a student get in contact with an academic advisor or when they'll meet their academic advisor?

[Video: Sarah is shown in the small video window.]

Sarah: Sure thing. And one thing I'd like to add 'cause I see a lot of questions coming into the chat. Our new student orientation will be virtual in the summer to continue to be safe with the realities that COVID is continuing to present us. So we will be virtual. If we get an opportunity to do some things on campus then we'll let everyone know. So you will meet an academic advisor as part of your orientation program. So you will meet one-on-one with an advisor to select your classes. Then you'll be assigned the advisor for your remaining first year, before you come for campus. If you have an interest in chatting with an academic advisor and you are interested in a particular school, you can reach out to that school directly to engage with an academic advisor. And if you don't have a particular school, our University Division, which is the home to all of our first year students who are not directly admitted, have a variety of advisors that you can just reach out to that office and talk with them. If you're exploring, if you'd like to know what things look like, they are a great resource. But you can reach out directly to those offices.

[Video: Lauren is shown in the small video window.]

Lauren: Thank you. And we are also getting a lot of questions about if IU is having in-person visits or tours during the spring? And so at this time we're unfortunately unable to offer on-campus tours. However, I want you all to know that we're working very closely with our university officials and hope to make that possible, but continue to look for updates and check in with us at admissions dot Indiana dot e d u. Of course we'd love to have you on campus. There's nothing that we would like more but unfortunately we're unable to do that at this time. Lloyd, back to you. Can you tell us a little bit about dining halls and if there'll be open next year. Can you offer any advice in selecting a meal plan?

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Lloyd: Absolutely. So dining right now, dining is open. And so there's lots of different offerings. We have three different meal plans that we offer: the standard, the plus, and the max. The standard, in general, is about fifteen dollars a day in terms of going towards meals. The plus is about twenty-one dollars a day. And then the max is about twenty-seven dollars a day. We recommend and the most popular is the standard because it can always be added to, you can't take away from what you've already paid for. And so that typically is enough, but if you need more you can always add to it. We have dining options that are open at least nineteen hours a day. Everything is a la carte. And so there's lots of different dining locations, pretty much any building that you go into. We utilize Grubhub so that we don't necessarily have folks eating in close proximity to each other. We do have some spaces available for students to eat in-person, but a large number of our students typically get their things to go.

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Lauren: Great, thank you, that's good to know. Sarah, so you did mention that, New Student Orientation is virtual. And so students are just wondering what opportunities are there to meet people during orientation, and throughout the beginning of the semester?

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Sarah: Sure, absolutely. So during orientation, you have a variety of options there. We will put you into a small group with a student staff member where you will connect with other students there. Then you'll have some opportunities throughout the week. What we're asking is students to sign up for a advising appointment and then a small group appointment within the same week, within the same time period. And throughout that week, there'll be other opportunities to engage in some other things, whether it be a virtual tour with some other folks or whether it be a Q and A with a particular office. And then the Crimson Connection Groups will be another opportunity. You can sign up for that. And they'll meet virtually prior to the beginning of the semester. And then Welcome Week is a great opportunity to meet other students as you participate and cruise around campus. And then you also meet them in your residence hall, on your floor and those types of things. So there's lots of opportunities to engage. And then there's, one of the great tips I've heard from our students staff members is, when you're in class whether it be virtual or in-person, we're not quite sure how that's gonna play out. But if you're in class virtually introduce yourself in the chat to people and start making those connections, there are opportunities to do this.

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Lauren: Awesome, thank you so much for sharing. I have seen that there's a few questions about how to get your IU email address. If you have not done so already, you need to create your IU Computing Account and information about this is on our admissions website at admissions dot Indiana dot edu. This information was also sent to your, in your admit email and also in your enrollment packet. So you can also check our Next Steps tab on the website as I mentioned, as well as those other locations. Well, thank you so much, Sarah and Lloyd for sharing and giving us your expertise on these issues. Continue to submit questions as you have them. Before we conclude our panel, I just wanna remind everyone, make sure that you're visiting our admissions website. Again, that's admissions dot Indiana dot e d u and visit our Steps to Enroll tab at the top of that website. This is a great site, has tons of resources for our admitted students, offering some more information about everything new Hoosiers need to know about enrollment and orientation, housing, submitting your FASFA, and more. So to get to that website again click the Steps to Enroll tab at the top of the website.

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Lauren: And we want you to be hashtag IU bound and join our fall 2021 freshmen class. As a reminder the national candidates reply date is May first. You certainly have until May one to declare your interest in attending IU but at any time that you are ready to secure your space in the freshman class by completing your Intent to Enroll online at admissions dot Indiana dot e d u. Again, as an admitted student, you will have access to our twenty twenty-one New Hoosiers Community. More information about that will be sent to you to your email. If you have not found out already, your email is a very important place to check. So continue looking there for all of the updates and information about your transition to IU Bloomington. And make sure, again, if you have not done so complete your IU Computing Account. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact either the Office of Admissions, Residential Programs and Services, or First Year Experience, we are here to help. And so Michalynn, I will give it back to you.

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Michalynn: Thank you so much, Lauren. And thank all of you for joining us today for our first session in the virtual Admitted Student Event. It's a super exciting time in your journeys and we are so happy to have you here with us today again.

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Here are some additional steps on your journey to IU:

  • Applying for housing. The housing application opened on February 1.
  • Set up your IU email address, if you haven't already. You’ll need it in order to complete your next steps, including orientation and joining our admitted student online community.
  • Join the 2021 New Hoosiers community. Watch for your invitation to join this online community just for admitted students to get to know each other—and get advice from current students and staff.
  • Sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO). Invitations to participate in NSO will be sent to students who have reserved their space at IU beginning in April.
  • Complete the FAFSA. Apply for financial aid by April 15 using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • That’s not all. See the complete list of steps to enroll.

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