Fall 2019 Orientation in the Gym

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. Orientation is mandatory for all New Freshmen.

“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 OrientationDatesMandatoryHousing
OnlineSelf-scheduledRecommended but optionalNot applicable
New FreshmenJan 11–13, 2021Housing check-in TBA
TransferJan 15, 2021Recommended but optionalHousing check-in TBA
OnlineSelf-scheduledRecommended but optionalNot applicable
New FreshmenAug 17–20, 2020Housing check-in TBA
TransferAug 20, 2020Recommended but optionalHousing check-in TBA

New Freshman Orientation

IAIA offers fun, supportive, and exciting orientation programs for new students. New freshmen (fewer than 24 transferable credits) are required to attend New Freshman Orientation. Download and view the 2021 Spring IAIA New Freshman Orientation Schedule.

All New Freshmen and Transfer students that are planning on attending IAIA New Freshman Orientation and Transfer Orientation, please fill out the Orientation Registration.

Transfer & Readmit Orientation

Transfer Students (24 or more transferrable credits) are encouraged to attend a one-day orientation on the Thursday before classes. Download and view the 2021 Spring IAIA Transfer and Re-Admit Orientation Schedule.

Views of IAIA Orientation and Students

Chris Hagedorn

Chris Hagedorn

Retention and Services Director
Student Success Center
P (505) 424-5707
E chris.hagedorn@iaia.edu

Loyola Rankin

Loyola Rankin


Student Success Advisor
Student Success Center
Interim Continuing Education Manager
P (505) 424-2328
E loyola.rankin@iaia.edu