New Student Programs
Let the Mastodon Spirit Inspire You
Welcome to the Herd!
As a new Mastodon, you’re learning the lay of the land, meeting fellow students in the Herd, and discovering all the ways you can have a successful college experience—academically and socially. New Students Programs is here to make this journey a little easier.
New Student Orientation
It’s all about the Mastodon way.
Your life as a Mastodon starts with New Student Orientation. Learn about the transition to college. Discover all the services and support you now have access to. Take part in one-on-one advising. Schedule your first semester of classes. We offer lots of options, too, from overnight experiences to online orientations, you’ll find a session that’s perfect for you.
Fun events and activities. Giveaways and souvenirs. Plenty of tasty treats. Campus Kickoff is the time for our Mastodons to start the new academic year off right and celebrate new and old faces on campus.
Check out the Events Calendar for Campus Kickoff days to see what we have planned.
Student Success Coaches
We can’t wait to meet you.
Our student success coaches serve as an initial point of contact for you and your family during your adjustment and transition to Purdue Fort Wayne. You’ll get the chance to meet your coach during New Student Orientation. Throughout your first year, they’ll continue to reach out and provide opportunities to connect. You’re a Mastodon now, and you’re never alone in the Herd.