New Student Programs

Your First Year, Just the Beginning!

What Do Students Gain from the New Student Programs’ Experience?

  1. Engaging programs
  2. Knowledge of academic support services
  3. Insight into academic expectations
  4. Introduction to University goals, deadlines, and important policies
  5. Introduction to college and/or department
  6. Exploration of major and career areas of interest
  7. Exposure to curricular and co-curricular opportunities

Opportunity to network with faculty, fellow classmates, and upper-class students

IU South Bend C.A.R.E.S.

Work with success coaches, academic advisors and faculty to learn more about how to participate in campus and community events

Seek faculty input about active learning principles in and out of class to develop academic and social skills.

What would you like to learn? How do you know you’ve grown? How do you learn to overcome challenges by taking ownership over your experience?

Explore various interests, clubs, academic programs, campus resources and involvement opportunities?

Create a Titan support network by connecting with peers, faculty, and staff.

First Year Courses

The goal of EDUC-U 100 is to help IU South Bend students connect to other members of our Learning Community including instructors, peer mentors, and other students. Conditionally Admitted students are strongly recommended to enroll in EDUC-U 100, but all students can benefit from this course.

The Learning Communities we have created in EDUC-U 100 have helped many students to navigate the university and be successful in college.

First-Year Seminars are courses with smaller class sizes, providing an excellent chance to engage with faculty on a more personal basis and to fulfill at least one of your general education requirements

Titan Success Center Ambassadors

Titan Success Center Ambassadors assist in supporting incoming and current first-year students who are Leadership Academy, Frank O’Bannon and 21st Century Scholars.

The ambassadors hold regular hours at the Titan Success Center, answer questions from incoming students, attend information sessions/recruitment events to share their experience with incoming students, assist first-year students with pre-orientation and orientation, and assess current students’ progress during the semester.