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Welcome, Class of 2023 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.

Orientation Information

International Student Orientation (F-1 International Students)

Tuesday, August 27 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019  

Welcome to Terre Haute, IN, the USA, and to the Rose-Hulman family! The pre-orientation program for international students will take place Tuesday, August 27 - Friday, August 30, 2019 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 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 30 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019).  We look forward to meeting you in August! 

Transportation from Indianapolis International Airport to Rose-Hulman
International students should plan to arrive at the Indianapolis International Airport on Monday, August 26. Free transportation (shuttles) is provided from the airport to campus (this is for Rose-Hulman international students only).

To help you plan your flights, the shuttle schedule is below:

Monday, August 26th
7:30 a.m.
1 p.m.
8 p.m.
1 a.m. (Tuesday, August 27th).

*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

*You must reserve your spot on the shuttle.  Shuttle reservations will be available starting in May through Banner Web.

*For students not planning to use the shuttle, still plan to arrive on campus on Monday, August 26.

See the Schedule

International Student Orientation (J-1 International Students)

Thursday, August 29 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019    

Welcome to your orientation at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Your mandatory orientation begins Thursday, August 29, 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 30.

Orientation schedule will be made available in June.

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 30 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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 30 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  Classes begin Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Your orientation experience will be full of information, workshops, fun events, and opportunities to make new friends! Check out the schedule now! Please note, the schedule is subject to change throughout the summer. A final schedule will be provided prior to New Student Orientation.

See the schedule

Parent and Family Orientation

Because parents and families 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 Parent and Family Orientation Program will take place Friday, August 30 - Saturday, August 31.

Check out the schedule for Parent and Family Orientation! Please note, the schedule is subject to change throughout the summer and a final schedule will be provided prior to orientation.

See the schedule

Resource Fair Information

Learn more about what our campus offers at the Campus Resource Fair!

Saturday, August 31 in the SRC Fieldhouse.

Tentatively scheduled for 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Learn about our:

Academic Testing Center
Athletics
Bon Appetit Dining Services
Branam Innovation Center (BIC)
Career Services & Employer Relations
Center for Global Engagement
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Enterprise Information Technology (EIT)
Hatfield Hall Performing Arts
Health Services
Homework Hotline
Insurance and Risk Management
International Student Services
Intramural and Club Sports
Leadership, Education, and Development
Learning Center
Logan Library
Office of Safety & Securtiy
Panhellenic
Parents' Association
Office of Public Safety
Recreational Sports and Athletic Facilities
Registrar's Office
Residence Life
Rose-Hulman Ventures
Student Academic Success
Student Accessibility Services
Student Counseling Services

 

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.

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