In most cases, your graduate/professional program will offer new student orientation but here are some helpful resources to get you started.
Approximately one week after you apply, you will be able to look up your University ID number. You’ll use this ID number to create your IU Indianapolis computing account, which you can do after your admission is finalized. Please note that your IU Indianapolis computing account is different than any guest computing account you created.
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) is required for all students. This affects signing into Canvas, One.IU, SharePoint/MS Teams, and any other services protected by the Central Authentication System (CAS). Visit twostep.iu.edu for step-by-step instructions. The IU Knowledge Base also has in-depth overviews.
Students enrolled in Purdue Graduate Programs* need to first establish their IU computing account outlined in the above two sections. However, sometime toward the end of the first semester, the Purdue Career Account must be established with BoilerKey Duo authentication. Please follow these instructions:
*School of Science (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics, Physics, Addiction Neuroscience, and Clinical and Industrial Psychology) and School of Engineering and Technology (Biomedical, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical and Energy Engineering; Technology master’s programs)
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, and complete registration information and instructions, please go to Student Central. See the Official Calendar for registration dates. Any problems you have with registering for a class need to be addressed to the Registrar's office at 317-274-1519 or email@example.com.
The IUPUI Bookstore offers textbooks for rent or purchase for all on-campus and most online courses. The bookstore also carries a wide selection of school supplies, IUPUI apparel, stationary items, and a wide 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.
Found in One.IU, SOAR allows you to view personal academic information that can assist in your academic success at IU, including notes left for you by advisors and other staff. It also shows information from various other systems and allows you to dive deeper if needed. Note, that not all graduate and professional programs utilize this tool, thus it is possible you will not see notes left by your advisor or other staff.
Immunization Compliance: Every student who will be physically present on an Indiana University campus must provide certain immunization information to the university. This provision's main objective is to enable the university to provide a safer and healthier environment for students.
IUPUI has adopted Vector Solutions as a component of our sexual assault prevention initiatives. This online training provides relevant information and offers a personalized educational experience while exploring this crucial topic. All incoming students are required to complete this training. Complete the required training online by searching Vector at One.IU and selecting the Prevention Education for Graduate/Professional Students task.
IUPUI provides several resources to ensure a safe learning environment for graduate and professional students. Sexual Harassment Policies
- IU Policy on Sexual Misconduct
- IUPUI Policy Against Sexual Harassment
- IUPUI Sexual Assault Primary Prevention, Intervention, and Response (SAPIR)
- IU Stop Sexual Violence website
- Report Sexual Assault
Student Advocacy & Resources
When unexpected emergencies happen, plenty of emergency resources are available to help you through your crisis.
The university provides Safewalk twenty-four hours a day. Call 317-274-7233(SAFE) to request a safety escort.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Many 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.
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. Other resources for mental health can be found on our Student Health and Wellness website.
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 have 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 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 IUPUI Bookstore 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.
There are several student organizations at IUPUI specifically for graduate students.
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.
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.
Whether it is an on-campus apartment, a house nearby, or a condominium downtown, here are some options for housing that may fit your needs.
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.
IUPUI Parking & Transportation Services provides a complimentary shuttle service connecting many areas on the IUPUI campus and the North Campus parking lots along Indiana Avenue. Getting to and from your office or classroom is quick and easy, and it is free to anyone in the university community! Information on each route can be found on the Campus Shuttle Routes website.
Check out the Academic Calendar to learn when registration opens, when classes begin and end, and dates of school breaks each semester.
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.
IUPUI's LGBTQ+ Center is open to everyone. It serves as a lighthouse for LGBTQ+ resources and as a landing ground to find community on campus. We are dedicated to serving the IUPUI LGBTQ+ community through community building, education, and advocacy.
The Office for Veterans and Military Personnel (OVMP) is a centralized office designed to provide comprehensive resources to veterans and Veterans Affairs benefit recipients to aid in their overall success as IUPUI students.
Campus Recreation provides intramural, fitness, and recreational activities that facilitate healthy lifestyles for a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff at IUPUI.
IUPUI is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles. Through a partnership with the National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS), that goal is becoming a reality. IUPUI students have access to NIFS Fitness Center with the Campus Recreation membership. The Campus Recreation membership must be purchased through IUPUI. NIFS is conveniently located on the IUPUI campus at 250 University Boulevard, 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 is close to several major interstates, thus its nickname: Crossroads of America. Learn about things to do in Indy.
Center for Teaching and Learning
Graduate students who are teaching or interested in teaching can find resources, guidance, and information on teaching tools at the Center for Teaching and Learning.
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. Please contact your program representative about any opportunities for which you may be eligible. 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.