Plan Your Arrival

Once you are admitted to IU, there are a number of things you need to do before you arrive to begin your program.

Use the iStart checklist to plan your arrival. Completing all items in the checklist is critical  to makin a successful transition to life at IU.

Your To Do List

  • Make Your Travel Plans

    It is absolutely critical that you arrive on time for orientation. Check to see when your orientation is scheduled and book your flights accordingly. You will be unable to enroll at Indiana University until you complete orientation.

    See when your orientation is scheduled »

  • Register For and Attend International Student Orientation

    We offer an orientation experience specifically created for the needs of international students. Orientation schedules are tailored to each student and will be available about two weeks prior to orientation through iStart. In order to generate this schedule you will need to log onto iStart and complete your Checklist.

    Learn more about orientation »

  • Find Housing
    On-Campus Housing

    Information about on-campus housing options and the housing contract/application are available on the Residential Programs and Services website. The housing application fee is $200 and is not refundable. If you decide to not attend IU, you may be subject to other housing cancellation fees. You can find more information on the RPS website.

    Apply for housing »

    Off-Campus Housing

    There are a wide variety of apartment complexes and rental properties to choose from in Bloomington. The earlier you start your search, the more choices you will have.

    Start your search »

  • Set Up Your Computer Account

     To do so, you will need your 10-digit University ID number. After you create your computer account, it may take up to 48 hours for our system to be updated with your information.

    Learn how to set up your account »

  • Keep Up The Good Work

     You must successfully complete the course work listed on your application, maintain your solid academic performance, and demonstrate continued academic integrity.

    Learn about the academic code »

  • Submit Your Immunization Information

    All students must complete the immunization compliance form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar prior to the first day of classes.

    Learn about required immunizations »

International students