Getting Oriented

In most cases, your graduate/professional program will offer new student orientation but here are some helpful resources to get you started.

  • University Account

    You will need your 10-digit university ID number for all university transactions. Please have this number available whenever you call a department or unit on campus as it will expedite requests. Your ten-digit University ID is needed for you to create a university account and obtain a network ID for email. Go to One.IU and type “Create a New Task” in the search bar. The first task shown is “Create My First IU Account”. Click on that and follow the instructions. Once you set-up your account, there is a delay of about 20 minutes before you can register for classes. If you are unable to set up your account, please contact the UITS help desk at (317) 274-HELP.

  • Two-Step Login (Duo)

    Two-Step Login (Duo) will be required for all students beginning November 2. This will affect signing in to Canvas, One.IU, Box at IU, and any other services protected by the Central Authentication System (CAS). Visit for step-by-step instructions. The IU Knowledge Base also has in-depth overviews.>/p>

  • Course Registration

    You will be able to register for classes, once you have created your University Account and Network ID for email. For a list of course offerings, go the Office of the Registrar’s website and click on “Course Offerings” in the menu on the left side of the page. For complete registration information and instructions, please go to the same Office of the Registrar's website, click on “Enrollment” in the menu on the left side of the page. You can also check out these step-by-step instructions. Any problems you have with registering for a class need to be addressed with the Registrar's office at 317-274-1519 or

  • Textbooks

    The Barnes & Noble bookstore @ IUPUI offers textbooks for rent or purchase for all on-campus and most online courses. The bookstore also carries a large selection of school supplies, IUPUI apparel, stationary items, and a large selection of personal reading materials.

    While acquiring textbooks from the bookstore is convenient, we also suggest comparing prices with online retailers as an opportunity to save money.

  • Billing

    Information on billing can be viewed in your Student Center in One.IU and the Office of the Bursar's website.

  • Immunization Requirements

    Immunization Compliance: Effective the Fall 2016 semester, every student who will be physically present on an Indiana University campus must provide certain immunization information to the university. The main objective of this provision is to enable the university to provide a safer and healthier environment for students.

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Tutorial

    IUPUI has joined together with many top schools in the country by adopting MyStudentBody as a component of our sexual assault prevention initiatives. This online course provides relevant information and offers a personalized educational experience while exploring this crucial topic. All incoming students are required to complete this tutorial. Complete the required Sexual violence Annual Course online by searching MyStudentBody at One.IU

  • Campus Safety

    IUPUI provides a number of resources to ensure a safe learning environment for graduate and professional students. Sexual Harassment Policies

    Safety Escorts
    The university provides safety escorts twenty-four hours a day. Call 317-274-7233(SAFE to request a safety escort.

    Emergency Procedures
    (Call 317-274-7911 for on-campus emergencies)

    The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at

  • CrimsonCard (Student ID)

    The CrimsonCard is an official photo ID card for all Indiana University campuses that recognizes you as an active student of the campus community. It is used for things like gaining access to buildings, checking out library books, and printing on campus. You can also use your CrimsonCard to make purchases both on and off campus. A number of local area restaurants provide discounts when you show your CrimsonCard or use it for payment. You can get your card at CrimsonCard office, located on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center in Room 217. Be sure to have a photo ID and your class schedule with you when you go.

  • International Students

    The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is the hub of international activities at IUPUI. Go here to get tips on planning your arrival to IUPUI and Indianapolis.

  • Student Affairs

    IUPUI Student Health is here to help you with two convenient locations on campus. Whether you are full-time, part-time, international, live on campus or off campus, they provide a variety of services for you.

    Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides mental health services for IUPUI students and support to the IUPUI community.

    The Behavioral Consultation Team is a campus wide team designed to support the health, safety, and success of the IUPUI community. They provide consultation, make recommendations for action, and coordinate campus resources in response to reports of disruptive or concerning behavior displayed by students, staff or faculty.

    Health and Wellness Promotion can help you find balance and live the life you've always wanted by engaging with opportunities and services offered by its office.

    The Student Advocate strives to listen carefully to your concerns, explain relevant policies and procedures, discuss possible courses of action, and provide guidance, while respecting students' rights to privacy within the confines of the law and university policy.

    The IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct ensures your rights as an IU student are protected.

    Paw's Pantry is a food pantry that provides food assistance to all IUPUI students, faculty, and staff.

    Several credit unions and banks are located on or near the IUPUI campus. The Indy Chamber has compiled a list of local banks, many of which have multiple locations. Indiana Members Credit Union has a branch within Campus Center.

    If you are looking for a place to buy your textbooks, check out Barnes & Noble @ IUPUI located on the first floor of the Campus Center.

    IUPUI makes health insurance plans available to those who meet eligibility requirements as a Graduate Appointee, a Fellowship Recipient or in the schools of Medicine or Dentistry.

  • Student Organizations

    There are several student organizations at IUPUI specifically for graduate students.

  • R.O.A.R.: Registry of Options and Resources

    The R.O.A.R. website is a “one-stop shop” of information with campus and local community resources within a 5-mile radius of IUPUI.

  • Child Care

    As a family-friendly campus, IUPUI supports graduate students who are also parents by providing high-quality child care resources and space for nursing mothers.

  • Housing

    Whether it’s an on-campus apartment, a house nearby, or a condominium downtown, here are some options for housing that may fit your needs.

  • Campus Map & Parking

    Although most students attend all their classes within a two-block radius, IUPUI is still a big campus. Check out IUPUI's official interactive online campus map which includes parking information. To learn more about parking passes and citations, go to Parking Services.

  • Campus Shuttles

    IUPUI Parking & Transportation Services provides complimentary shuttle service connecting many areas on the IUPUI campus and the North Campus parking lots along Indiana Avenue. With 5 shuttle lines and more than 20 stops, getting to and from your office or classroom is quick and easy, and it’s free to anyone in the university community! Information on each route can be found on the Campus Shuttle Routes website.

  • Campus Commute Between IUPUI and Bloomington

    Need to get back and forth to Bloomington for a meeting, training session, or to hang out with friends? Indiana University has partnered with GO Express Travel to offer shuttle service between IU-Bloomington and IUPUI. Check out their schedule and find out how to order tickets by visiting the Campus Commute website.

  • Academic Calendar

    Check out the Academic Calendar to learn when registration opens, when classes begin and end, and dates of school breaks each semester.

  • Multicultural Center

    The Multicultural Center supports students, faculty, and the community by promoting the value of diversity, broadening multicultural awareness and sensitivity, advancing cultural competence, and encouraging cross-cultural collaborative relationships through education, advocacy, and research.

  • Campus Recreation

    Campus Recreation provides intramural, fitness, and recreational activities that facilitate healthy lifestyles for a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff at IUPUI.

  • NIFS

    IUPUI is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles. Through a partnership with the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, that goal is becoming a reality. This partnership allows all currently enrolled, full- and part-time IUPUI students to obtain a NIFS membership at a discounted rate. NIFS is conveniently located on the IUPUI campus at 250 University Boulevard, Indianapolis.

  • Things to Do in Indianapolis

    Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, IUPUI offers its graduate students many job, internship, community engagement, research, and social and recreational opportunities. As the 12th largest city in the country, and the state capital of Indiana, Indianapolis has close proximity to several major interstates, thus its nickname: Crossroads of America. Learn about things to do in Indy.

  • Other Resources

    Center for Teaching and Learning
    Graduate students who are teaching or who have an interest in teaching can find resources, guidance and information on teaching tools at the Center for Teaching and Learning.

    The GradGrants Center
    The IU GradGrants Office helps with applications for grants and awards. They also have a searchable database for grant opportunities in all disciplines.

    IUPUI Office for Women
    The IUPUI Office for Women works to build an environment on campus that is inclusive of all and seeks to create a climate where women can succeed.

    Fellowships and Awards
    Various funding is available for graduate or professional students. Also, funds are set aside for Travel Fellowships to assist full-time graduate students in attending a meeting or conference relevant to their degree program to present their research.