Plan Your Arrival
After you are admitted to IUPUI, there are many things you need to do to prepare for your arrival.
The Pre-Arrival Checklist in iStart is your most important resource for planning your arrival. By completing the items that are listed there, you will ensure a successful transition to life at IUPUI.
Username and Passphrase
To create your username and passphrase, you will need your 10-digit University ID number, which is found in your admission letter. After you create your account on the account management website, allow up to 48 hours for our system to be updated with your information.
You will find your Pre-Arrival Checklist when you log into iStart. You need to complete these important steps in order to be prepared to attend IUPUI.
We will send out monthly newsletters with important information and updates to help keep you on track in your preparations to travel to Indianapolis and attend IUPUI.
Connect with the Office of International Affairs and other incoming students through social media. Ask questions, find roommates, and more.
Make Housing Arrangements
Indianapolis housing has a variety of prices, locations, and features. Whether you want to live in IUPUI housing or off campus, make sure to arrange your housing early.
If you arrive before your move-in date, or at a time when you can’t move in (such as a weekend), you will need to stay at a hotel. There are some hotels that have special rates for IUPUI visitors.
Register for International Welcome Week
International Welcome Week is important—it is your orientation to IUPUI. You must sign up for the Welcome Week in iStart.
Make Your Travel Arrangements
Check your letter of admission for your expected arrival date, and make sure you book your flight accordingly. You should book a connecting flight all the way to Indianapolis International Airport (not Chicago) from your home country.
The Office of International Affairs provides complimentary transportation from Indianapolis International Airport to the IUPUI campus and nearby apartments and hotels.
We are here to help. If you have questions, email us.
Arrival and Welcome Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Student Advising: email@example.com