Welcome to IFS 2021!
Your seminar professor will hold an introductory virtual class Sunday for about an hour. Your family is invited and encouraged to attend with you! You will meet your professor and fellow classmates and receive a deeper look at your course experience. Virtual aspects of IFS will begin August 1st, and these will be extended to and blended with in-person instruction. IFS students will receive detailed instructions in their IU email.
Class begins! Your course will meet virtually every day this week. Professors will lead you in lectures, discussions, group work, projects, and activities. Be fully available and prepared for your exciting intensive course experience.
IFS has coordinated with Residential Programs & Services to have an official move-in date of August 8th. IFS check-in will occur on Aug 8th as well. Move-in times and check-in locations will be announced in July. Check the website and your IU email. After checking in, you may be getting settled into your room and saying goodbye to your family. We recommend enjoying a meal together before they leave Bloomington. Here you will find local dining establishments, including options within walking distance.
It is your first evening on campus! IFS Welcome Festival is a great time to meet and greet fellow students after your family has left campus. Music, games, and snacks are part of this traditional welcoming event. There will be activities to help you mingle and get to know other IFS students.
Students will receive IFS class meeting details and plans from their professors. IFS student staff will meet their class at a designated location and walk them to their first full day of class. Courses will continue with daily instruction and activities through August 18th.
Open Mic Night is a chance for students to show off their talents! Music, dance, group acts, poetry, comedy, and more are welcome. Food and fun are provided during this lively event.
During this presentation, select IFS faculty members talk about IU Themester from the perspective of their academic disciplines. The fall 2021 Themester topic is Resilience.
The final days of IFS consist of an Academic Forum and a Closing Celebration. Students present research and analysis from their IFS studies and engage with other classes. Afterward, IFS staff, faculty, and students attend a Closing Celebration. IFS coursework will conclude by noon on August 18th.
The Office of First Year Experience offers exciting Welcome Week programming for students as they arrive to campus. FYE programs will continue through your freshman year.
IU Bloomington fall semester courses begin.