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Welcome, Class of 2021 and Transfers!

The New Student Orientation Program is a large and exciting program to welcome all of our incoming first-year, transfer, and international students to the Rose‑Hulman community.

Your Rose-Hulman experience starts here!

The New Student Orientation program is a large and exciting program to welcome all of our incoming first-year, transfer, and international students to the Rose-Hulman community. You'll arrive on campus ahead of returning students so you have time to get to know us and learn about all of the campus resources that are available to you before classes start.

Note: Orientation picnic online reservations are no longer available, however, tickets can be purchased at the picnic on Saturday.

International Student Orientation (F-1 International Students)

Wednesday, August 23 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017   

Welcome to Terre Haute, IN, the USA, and to the Rose-Hulman family!  The pre-orientation program for international students will take place Wednesday, August 23 - Friday, August 25, 2017 and is REQUIRED for all international students. You will learn how to be successful at Rose-Hulman and you will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and upper-class International students. Important information about your F-1 immigration status as well as an overview of campus resources will also be covered.  Upon completion of the pre-orientation program, you will join your new classmates for New Student Orientation (Friday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017).  We look forward to meeting you on August 23!

Shuttles from the Indianapolis International Airport will run on Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22.  Shuttle reservations are available for international students ONLY and registration will be available beginning in May using Banner Web.  If you require a shuttle ride, please book your flight reservations around the shuttle schedule or plan to utilize your own transportation. 

The airport shuttle schedule is as follows: 

  • Monday, August 21, 2017:  Shuttles will depart from Indianapolis International Aiport at 7:30 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and midnight.
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017:  Shuttles will depart from Indianapolis International Airport at 7:30am, noon and 4 p.m.

*Orientation leaders will be at the airport during these times to meet arriving international students.   

Download printable schedule here

International Student Orientation (J-1 International Students)

Thursday, August 24 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017    

Welcome to your orientation at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Your mandatory orientation begins Thursday, August 24, with information specific to your exchange status as a J-1 international student.  Upon completion of this exchange orientation, you will join your new classmates for New Student Orientation beginning Friday, August 25.

Download printable schedule - please note, this schedule is subject to change

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Nowhere is the Rose-Hulman family ethos more evident than in our orientation program. By the end of your first week at Rose-Hulman, you will have a network of friends, know your way around campus, know the rules and ropes, and be familiar with Rose-Hulman's strong support system.

The New Student Orientation program will take place Friday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017.  Classes begin Thursday, August 31, 2017.  Please note, classes will be in session on Labor Day (Monday, September 4, 2017).

Download printable schedule here.

Parents Orientation

Because parents need orienting, too!

Sure, your student will need your help during move-in day, but what else do we have in store for parents during orientation? Plenty! You can get your financial aid and insurance questions answered, learn about our active Parents Association, take campus tours and more.

The Parents Orientation program will take place Friday, August 25 - Saturday, August 26. 

Download printable schedule here.

Resource Fair Information

Learn more about the resources available on campus during the Campus Resource Fair on Saturday, August 26 from 10am-1pm in the SRC Fieldhouse.

Particpants include: 

Campus Resource Fair Participants
Student Accessibility Services
Athletics
Branam Innovation Center (BIC)
Bon Appetit Dining Services
Career Services
Center for Diversity
Student Counseling Services
Enterprise Information Technology (EIT)
Office of Global Programs
Hatfield Hall – Performing Arts
Health Services
Homework Hotline
Insurance and Risk Management
International Student Services
Recreational Sports and Athletic Facilities
Leadership Education & Development Program (LEAD)
Learning Center
Logan Library
Panhellenic Council
Parents' Association
Public Safety
Registrar's Office
Residence Life
ROTC
Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Vice President of Student Affairs Erik Hayes poses for a selfie with members of the residence life staff during move-in day.

Resident Assistants & Sophomore Advisors

Who gives you study tips, organizes cool events for your hall, and generally makes life at Rose-Hulman more awesome? Your Resident Assistants and Sophomore Advisors.