Orientation

aerial view of campus with many buildings amidst fall trees

Get ready for Orientation at Anderson University! We look forward to having you with us and know our campus will never be the same because of the impact you are going to leave! Let us help your transition to the AU campus and community go smoothly!

Our next Orientation will be in August 2019. Schedule and additional information will be added soon!

 

Mail and Banking

Your address at Anderson University will be:

YOUR NAME
1100 E. Fifth St.
Anderson, IN 46012

Your mailbox number and combination are available on AccessAU. After logging in, go to the “Records” tab and select “Campus Mailbox” from the left-hand menu. Mailboxes are located in the bottom of Decker Hall.

The cashier window in the mail center will cash checks made payable to students, or from personal accounts up to $100 per day. Student ID cards must be shown for this service. The cashier will also accept and post payments to student accounts for tuition, fees, fines, or rent. Credit/debit cards are only accepted for purchases of mailing supplies and postage. The cashier will also accept deposits, make change, sell postage stamps and money orders, and give refunds for vending machines.

We invite you to search for local banks near campus.

Parking and Regulations

All students who park a vehicle on campus or on public streets within campus jurisdiction are required to register the vehicle with Police/Security Services and comply with the AU parking policy. The campus map provides a map of parking lots and parking regulations.

Students may pre-register their vehicles by filling out and returning the parking permit application online. Your parking permit can also be purchased at Police/Security in the basement of Hardacre Hall  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Permits will not be sold during the weekend. Please plan to purchase your permit prior to August 27.

Registering your bicycle is also required. Bicycle registration forms are available in the office of Police/Security Services in Hardacre Hall.

Human Resources

Anderson University offers part-time jobs to enrolled students. These jobs are often related to students’ academic or professional interests. Working allows a student to earn money for college expenses, establish a work record, develop useful professional skills, and provide an opportunity for interaction with faculty, staff, and fellow students. Learn how to search and apply for student employment.

Parent Orientation
Technology

While a student at Anderson University you are going to utilize several different websites for academic purposes as well as personal communication.  Take some time right now to begin to familiarize yourself with each of the links below.

  • ITS
    Visit the ITS helpdesk for assistance in setting up or maintaining your devices or software.
  • AccessAU
    Access your student account records, log on to your academic information, and schedule for classes.
  • RavenMail
    Communicate with those on campus and off campus through your personal email account on Raven Mail.
Orientation Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 22
9 a.m. – 4p.m. Move-in (Residence Halls)
4 – 4:30 p.m. First in the Family Celebration 
4:30 – 6:45 p.m. Picnic in the Valley
7 – 7:45 p.m. President’s Convocation (Reardon Auditorium)
8 – 8:45 p.m. Mentor Group Meeting #1
8:45 – 9:45 p.m. Residence Hall activities 

Friday, Aug. 23
8 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast with mentor groups (Marketplace)
9:30 – 11 a.m. Morning Orientation Session (Reardon Auditorium)
   9:00 – 10 a.m.   Worship and Devotional
   10 – 11 a.m. Ravens – Who We Are
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. First Year Experience Class
12 – 12:50 p.m. Lunch (Marketplace)
1 – 4 p.m. First Year Breakout!
4 – 4:30 p.m. Mentor Group Meeting #2
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner – (Church Fair in Marketplace)
7:30 – 8 p.m. Rally in Reardon
8:15 p.m. Raven Rumble

Saturday, Aug. 24
8 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast with mentor groups (Marketplace)
9:30 – 11 a.m. Morning Orientation Session (Reardon Auditorium)
   9:30 – 9:59 a.m. Worship and Devotional
    10 – 10:50 a.m. S.W.A.G.G.
11 – 11:45 a.m. Why Serve? 
11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
1 – 4 p.m. Service Project
5 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner (Marketplace)
7 – 8 p.m. 3 R’s (RAs, RDs, Roommates) 
8 – 8:30 p.m. Walk to the Rock
8:30p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Meijer Mania

Sunday, Aug. 25
Morning Worship Service (attend local congregation) by floors/halls
11:30 a.m. Brunch (Marketplace)
2 – 5 p.m. Mentor home visits
7 – 9 p.m. CAB Tailgate
9 p.m. Movie on the Lawn

New Student Resources

The Department of Student Life is here to help you navigate the waters of Anderson University. This is a wonderful and healthy place for you to allow your real life to be fully transformed. You will be invited to discover your passions, develop your skills, and understand yourself and God’s calling more fully. You will also be encouraged — and at times challenged — in the faith-forming and refining journey these college years so often represent.

One point of distinction between AU and other universities, and possibly the reason you chose to come here, is the community that we have to offer. This community does not thrive by chance but rather by choice. This community exists because current students have made a choice to put others and the community before themselves. Some of these choices include choosing not to drink as a student here at AU, choosing to live with integrity and always telling the truth, going to chapel and seeking out spiritual growth opportunities, saving sex for the bounds of marriage, refraining from recreational drug use (even drugs that are legal in the state from which you come), and others. For more information on the core values that make up the community here at AU, please refer to the Student Handbook. These resources can also be found on the official student app for Android or iPhone!

Each year we select a campus theme to guide the programs within the Department of Student Life. This year’s theme is “Hello, Hope.” Hello, Hope implies a conversation and a relationship. Jesus is indeed our hope and in saying hello to hope, we are essentially saying hello to Jesus. The sermon series will highlight conversations that Jesus had with individuals (or groups) throughout the gospels. Our community will be asked to consider what it looks like to enter into these conversations ourselves. The resurrection of Jesus, along with the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, we are invited to ask the questions people ask in scripture, respond to the questions Jesus asks, find hope in the forgiveness, truth, healing, love, and relationship that Jesus offers, and be transformed into the likeness of Jesus!

As you embark on your journey with us, we invite you to post about your experiences with #MyAUStory so that we can celebrate what God is doing in and through us as a community! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND REMINDERS

Upcoming Dates to Remember
Aug. 2, 2019: SOAR
Aug. 22, 2019: Move-In Day, Orientation Begins
Aug. 26, 2019: Classes begin

View Additional Dates to Remember

Getting to the Bottom Line of Financial Aid: Soon, you will receive your first bill from the Business Office. Please visit anderson.edu/financial-aid to choose from your options for payment, or contact us at (888) 765-3046, (765) 641-4100, or studentaccounts@anderson.edu.

We hope your summer is moving along smoothly. We’re excited for you to move in, so today, we want to share some important information and reminders about living on campus and ways to connect with the AU community!

Registering for classes:
 If you haven’t registered yet, we invite you to attend the next SOAR on Aug. 2. The final day to register for fall semester classes is Aug. 22, 2019. If you have questions, contact Crysti Luna at (765) 641-4597 or emailcgluna@anderson.edu

Living on Campus: Students attending AU are required to live in on-campus housing. If you paid the $100 enrollment deposit and completed your online housing application, then your residence hall and roommate assignments will be sent to you later this summer. If you have questions about housing, call (765) 641-4190 or emailhousing@anderson.edu

What Should I Bring? Residence hall rooms are furnished with twin beds, desks, dressers, chairs, and wardrobes. You should bring blankets, towels, bed linens, and pillows. More information about what and what not to bring can be found online.

First in the Family? Are you the first in your family to go to college? We want to celebrate you! Look for communication from us this summer regarding a special celebration on move-in day for incoming students and families who are first-generation college students! We are excited to welcome you to our community!

Meet the Student Life Staff

IMPORTANT REMINDERS 

Housing:
 Don’t forget to reserve your housing! Remember, you must first pay your enrollment deposit and complete a housing application online.

Mandatory Health Documentation: An updated record of your Immunizations should be submitted as part of the Housing application. You will not be allowed to move into your residence hall until your record is submitted.