Early Start

Off To A Great Start—Early

The Early Start Program helps prepare you for a successful academic experience and introduces you to the campus community.

Some new students find adapting to a college environment challenging because it involves learning new technologies, having good study skills, and knowing how to employ time management in meeting deadlines for assignments and exams.

As a participant in our Early Start Program, you will receive an in-depth orientation on campus life, what to expect from your classes, and how to be prepared for starting your college career. You'll learn about:

  • Tutoring and other assistance available in the Academic Resource Center
  • University Library resources
  • Campus technology and systems like One.IU, Canvas and university email
  • Strategies and tips for academic success
  • Key faculty and staff members
  • Ways to connect with and build relationships with other students through campus clubs and organizations

The good news is that previous participants earned better grades during their first year as an IUPUC student, were more likely to remain in school full-time, and were more likely to serve as student leaders among their peers through participating in student groups and work-study employment.

The following video provides an overview and the benefits of attending Early Start.

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The early start program helps prepare you for a successful academic experience and introduces you to our campus community.

Soft electronic music plays. An individual opens a folder with an “IUPUC Belong” design and gestures with a pen.

Adapting to University Life

Some new students find adapting to a college environment challenging because it involves learning new technologies, having good study skills, and knowing how to employ time management in meeting deadlines for assignments and exams.

An individual opens a folder with an “IUPUC Belong” design and gestures with a pen.

As a participant in our Early Start program, you will receive an in-depth orientation on campus life, what to expect from your classes, and how to be prepared for starting your college career.

Three students are gathered around a study table with large computer screen in the library. A Powerpoint presentation is on the computer screen. They gesture to the screen and speak to each other inaudibly.

You will also get to learn about:

  • Tutoring and other assistance available in the Academic Resource Center

  • University Library Resources

  • Campus technology and systems like One.IU, Canvas, and University E-mail

  • Strategies and tips for academic success

  • Key faculty and staff members

  • Ways to connect with and build relationships with other students through campus clubs and organizations

A student sits at a study desk in the library with her laptop, some books, and a Crimson Pride water bottle. She is focused on her laptop screen.

Early Start participants

  • Earned better grades during their first year as an IUPUC student.

  • Were more likely to remain in school full-time.

  • Were more likely to serve as student leaders among their peers through participating in student groups and work-study employment.

Four students are sitting together, laughing and facing the front of a classroom. One student is speaking inaudibly to someone at the front of the room.

IUPUC: Small Campus. Big Opportunity.

iupuc.edu/earlystart

Register for Early Start

In 2022 Early Start will be every weekday, August 10-17.
You have two sessions to choose between:

  • Morning session, 9AM to 12PM
  • Afternoon session, 1PM to 4PM

Register Now

Questions? We have answers!

Do you have questions or want to learn more about the Early Start Program? Contact the coordinator.

Matt Rothrock
Email: mcrothro@iupuc.edu