Prior to Classes Starting

  • Submit transcripts

    Students should send final official high school transcripts as soon as they are available prior to the start of the fall semester. Transcripts can be sent electronically to IUPUI via Parchment, or hard copies can be sent to:

    IUPUI Undergraduate Admissions
    425 University Boulevard, CA 147
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (317) 274-4591 or visit

  • Discuss 3rd Party Access with your student

    IUPUI, in compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), provides that, with the exception of directory information, all student records are confidential and available only to students. In order to give others access to specific information from their financial and/or academic records, your student must select family members as a “designated third party.” To do this, your student will go to ‘set up 3rd party access’ in One.IU, and click start. View more detailed instructions for this process can be found at

  • Complete required online program: MyStudentBody Essentials

    As part of our comprehensive alcohol abuse and sexual assault prevention initiatives, IUPUI expects all incoming students to complete “MyStudentBody Essentials,” a required online program to reduce the risk of drug and alcohol abuse and sexual violence among college students. Whether your student engages in drinking or not, this program will empower them to make well-informed decisions about alcohol, learn strategies to intervene when helping others, and assist in making the community safer with regard to sexual assault prevention. Search “mystudentbody” in One.IU to access the program. All three sections (alcohol, drugs, sexual violence) are due prior to classes starting. For more information, contact the Assistant Director of Substance Abuse Prevention at or visit

  • Learn about MoneySmarts

    IU’s MoneySmarts is a library of resources to fill your family in on everything from financial aid and loan repayment to making smart housing choices, and even dating on a budget. This is a great educational tool to use as your family continues to talk about college finances. Check out MoneySmarts at

  • Sign up for direct deposit

    With direct deposit, financial aid or any other refundable credits can come directly to your student and bypass printing and mailing. Once your student has signed up for direct deposit, each time IUPUI authorizes a refund, the money is transferred directly to your student’s account.  For more information or to sign up, please visit

  • Consider using CrimsonCard as payment

    The CrimsonCard payment program was created with discounts and convenience in mind. It is accepted by over 200 merchants on and off campus across the IU system. It offers features such as convenient access to funds, cash cannot be withdrawn, unused funds rollover and daily discounts! To begin using it as payment a deposit must be made. A variety of deposit options exist with the most popular option being the Bursar Bill deposit.  This option allows students to deposit funds instantly to their CrimsonCard and bill it to their student bursar account. Students can deposit up to $2,000 per semester using this option. Deposits billed to the bursar account can be paid with financial aid (requires a completed Title IV form), grants, scholarships, 529 funds, or any form of payment accepted by the Bursar Office.

  • Purchase or rent textbooks

    Students can visit the campus bookstore, Barnes & Noble at IUPUI, located in the Campus Center to purchase or rent textbooks and school supplies. When going to purchase textbooks, your student needs to have a class schedule from One.IU to ensure that they receive the correct course materials. Students can also access course materials through One.IU. Online purchases can be picked up in-store or shipped directly to your student. The bookstore also carries school supplies, general reading books, IUPUI apparel and a café serving Starbucks coffee. For more information, call (317) 278-099, email us at, or visit

  • Purchase a parking permit

    A parking permit is required to park on campus at all times.  IUPUI offers multiple permit options that provide parking access to different areas of campus.  Financial aid may be used to pay for the permit by filling out a Title IV form, which is available from the Office of the Bursar.  It is best if your student has their permit in hand prior to classes starting.  Visit or email for permit options and additional information.

  • Purchase a meal plan

    IUPUI Dining Services offers a variety of food with 17 different locations on IUPUI’s campus, including comprehensive and cost-effective meal plans to save money. All food purchases are tax free for students who eat at IUPUI Dining Services locations, plus additional savings for those who have a meal plan. Elective meal plans can be purchased during class registration as an optional fee or online at For residents of University Tower, Ball Hall and North Hall, meal plans are required and automatically assigned after signing a housing contract. Required meal plans will be automatically charged to your student’s bursar account. Elective meal plans can be charged to your student’s bursar account. Financial aid awards, scholarships, and student loans can be applied to your student’s meal plan. For more information, contact IUPUI Meal Plans at (317) 274-2700 or visit To learn more about what IUPUI Dining Services has to offer on a campus visit.

  • Pay tuition and fees

    Your student may view bills, grant third party access, and make payments at One.IU. To review or pay the bill, please visit One.IU and search for the “View/Pay Bursar Bill” application. Student bills are always due on 10th of the month. Please be aware that in order for federal financial aid money to pay non-institutional charges (like a parking permit) on your student’s Bursar account, your student must have Title IV authorization on file. Without this authorization, non-institutional fees will not be covered by your student’s financial aid. This would mean that your student could receive a financial aid refund, but still have an outstanding balance left on the account to be paid out of pocket. For more information, please visit or call (317) 274-2451.

  • Purchase renters insurance if living off-campus

    Depending on the off-campus living arrangement, your student should consider renter’s insurance. In the unfortunate event that something like a fire or burglary were to occur, protecting your student’s property with renter’s insurance can help with a smooth recovery. Most insurance companies offer renter’s insurance but if your student needs help getting started, visit

  • Complete immunization compliance form

    All students will need to read and complete the immunization compliance form through their One.IU account (Student Center, then Services & Information, then Immunization & Compliance). All students must provide proof of vaccination to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), tetanus/diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), varicella (chickenpox) and meningitis.  Since documentation of immunizations is required, please get all your student’s immunizations records together now, so that they are available when filling out the compliance form.  Instructions on submitting this documentation will be sent to students from the Registrar’s Office.   For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office at (317) 274-1519 or visit

  • Sign up for IU-Notify

    IU Notify is the emergency notification system used by IUPUI to inform students, faculty, staff, and family members who opt in, of any safety issues that require immediate attention. On a student’s One.IU account, there is an option to add family member contact information which will ensure families receive emergency alerts. To add this information, your student should log into One.IU and click on the IU-Notify tab to sign up for this service.

  • Learn about using health insurance on campus

    IUPUI Student Health, part of IUPUI Campus Health, provides acute and preventive medical care to students. Student Health has two locations: Campus Center Student Health and Campus Health in Coleman Hall. Student Health accepts many common insurance plans, including Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Sagamore and United Healthcare. If your student is on your insurance plan, please provide them with a copy of your insurance card. If you do not have an extra insurance card, have your student take a photo of the front and back with their cell phone. For further information, go to

  • Check out the Math Assistance Center (MAC)

    The MAC is an open-access learning center located in the center of campus that has 120+ mentors and tutors ready to help support your student’s work in their mathematics courses. Think of the MAC as place where your student can gain second-access to content, where they can work with others in the same courses they are in, and a place to hang out and feel good about learning. Visit for more information.

  • Sign up for IT training options

    Students can gain training on critical software and tech related to their academic and career interests at no cost, from UITS IT Training. Visit for more information on training options, ways to earn certificates, and high-quality training providers available. For more information, email or call at (317) 274-7383.

  • Mark your calendar for Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

    Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a standing tradition at IUPUI.  WOW is a campus-wide series of events designed to welcome students and the campus community to the new school year. The calendar of events spans the first 2 weeks of the fall semester. Coordinated by the Office of Educational Partnerships and Student Success, support and programming for WOW includes student organizations, offices and departments from across campus, and the Division of Student Affairs.  WOW provides a variety of program options for students including educational, service, leadership, diversity, and social events. The types of events range from information fairs to artistic productions.  WOW is a way for the students to build connections, learn about campus culture, and engage with Indianapolis. For more details, contact the Office of Educational Partnerships and Student Success at (317) 274-3699 or visit

  • Join the Jaguar Family Association e-Newsletter and Social Media

    The Jaguar Family Association is your connection as a parent, family member, or supporter of an IUPUI jaguar student. As a member of the Jaguar Family Association, you will receive bi-monthly e-newsletters to keep you updated with what is happening at IUPUI. You will also receive invitations for campus family events and more! Join at

    Like or follow the IUPUI Jaguar Family Association page on Facebook to receive information about events on campus, news, updates, reminders, and invitations to campus family events. The IUPUI Jaguar Family Facebook page is the perfect place to tag your student and keep them plugged in as well.

    Become a member of the IUPUI Jaguar Families group on Facebook to connect with fellow parents, family members, and supporters of IUPUI students. This group serves as a forum to celebrate student successes, share challenges, and ask questions with your Jaguar Family and IUPUI staff members.

  • Mark your calendar for the Regatta Family Breakfast and Family Weekend 2017

    The Regatta Family Breakfast will take place on September 22, 2018, prior to the 10th Annual IUPUI Regatta canoe race. This is a great day to spend time with your student, meet other members of the IUPUI Jaguar Family, participate in an IUPUI tradition, and watch a canoe race on the downtown Indianapolis canal.

    Family Weekend will take place the weekend of November 2-4, 2018.  There will be many activities for students and their family members to participate in while enjoying campus and the Indianapolis community.

    Stay tuned for more details about these events via the Jaguar Family Association and