Orientation

Spring 2018 IAIA New Freshmen Cohort

Spring 2018 IAIA New Freshman Cohort

New Freshman Orientation is mandatory for all new freshmen who transfer in less than 24 college credits. It occurs the week before classes begin for both the fall and spring semesters. Transfer students attend an optional ½ day orientation and meet with the Student Success Center departments and their academic advisors to register for classes. Online students can complete their Orientation by reviewing the Online Student Orientation materials. Dates, times, and information for all orientation programs are listed on this page.

Orientation provides a solid learning community for social networking, orientation to college life, and support for a successful transition. The Student Success Center and Orientation Staff work hand in hand to provide a well-rounded structure of support for student success. IAIA prides itself on helping its students transition into college life by offering workshops that give students the opportunity to adjust to IAIA, meet other students, and get comfortable with the IAIA Community.

Education is a journey, and it begins with a first step. Along this educational journey will be excitement, risk-taking, challenges, and opportunities. At IAIA, staff and faculty see the success of our students as our primary purpose. Once students apply to IAIA, they begin their journey with us. Upon acceptance, students begin to receive our materials about campus housing, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and academic program information.

“IAIA orientation helped me to open up and get out of my shell. I feel more comfortable talking with professors and learning more about my academic path and how to engage with others and ask for help when needed. One the best parts of orientation for me was that it was interactive—and fun too!”

Desiree White Horse (Navajo)

IAIA Student

Student OrientationDatesMandatoryNotes
New FreshmanAugust 13–15, 2018Housing check-in August 12, 2018
TransferAugust 16, 2018Recommended but optionalHousing check-in August 12, 2018
OnlineSelf-scheduledRecommended but optional
IAIA New Freshmen Orientation Flier

IAIA New Freshman Orientation Flier

New Freshman

IAIA offers fun, supportive, and exciting orientation programs for new students. New freshmen (fewer than 24 transferrable credits) are required to attend New Freshman Orientation. Download and view the 2018 Fall IAIA New Freshman Orientation Schedule.

What to Expect

  • Participate in interactive transitional support activities
  • Prepare to become a member of the IAIA academic and creative community
  • Meet with academic advisor and get registered for classes
  • Learn about campus resources and support services
  • Download and view the IAIA New Freshman Orientation Checklist

FAQs

  1. Do new new freshmen have to attend New Freshman Orientation? Yes. It is required for all incoming freshmen with less than 24 transferrable credits.
  2. When is New Freshman Orientation? August 13–15, 2018 (the week before classes start). Check-in to the residence center is August 12, 2018 in the Lloyd Kiva New Welcome Center.
  3. Where will I go for check-in when I arrive on campus? When you arrive to campus, your first stop is the Lloyd Kiva New Welcome Center—it’s where you’ll get your IAIA student ID card and other important information about orientation week. See the IAIA Campus Map.
  4. What if I have questions about attending orientation? Contact the IAIA Orientation Team at orientation@iaia.edu at (505) 424-5707.
IAIA Transfer Orientation Flier

IAIA Transfer Orientation Flier

Transfer and Returning

Transfer Students (24 or more transferrable credits) are encouraged to attend a one-day orientation on the Thursday before classes. Download and view the 2018 Fall IAIA Transfer Orientation Schedule.

What to Expect

  • Learn how to access IAIA’s technology systems and meet with a financial aid advisor
  • Meet with academic advisor and confirm course schedule

FAQs

  1. Do transfer students have to attend transfer student orientation? No, but it is highly recommended.
  2. When is transfer student orientation? August 16, 2018 (see schedule).
  3. When will student transfer orientation begin and when will it end? August 16, 2018, 8 am–12 pm or 1 pm–5 pm.
  4. Where will I go for check-in when I arrive on campus? When you arrive to campus, your first stop is the Lloyd Kiva New Welcome Center—it’s where you’ll get your IAIA student ID card and other important information about orientation day. See the IAIA Campus Map.
  5. What if I have questions about attending orientation? Contact the IAIA Orientation Team at orientation@iaia.edu at (505) 424-5707.

Online

Online students are highly encouraged to review the IAIA Online Certificate Student Handbook.

What to Expect

  • Review the welcome video and the online students handbook
  • Learn how to access IAIA’s technology systems
  • Learn about campus resources and support services available from a distance
  • Learn how to meet with advisor, register, and receive books

FAQs

  1. Do online students have to attend online student orientation? No, but it is highly recommended.
  2. When is online student orientation? It’s self-scheduled, so you can start and finish it at any time.
  3. What if I have questions about attending online student orientation? Contact the IAIA Orientation Team at orientation@iaia.edu at (505) 424-5707.

Views of IAIA Orientation and Students

Jeminie Shell

Jeminie Shell

 

Retention Director
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5707
E jshell@iaia.edu

Heidi Brandow

Heidi Brandow

(Diné/Native Hawaiian)

Retention Specialist
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-2348
E heidi.brandow@iaia.edu

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