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New Student Programs

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. The Office of New Students Programs is here to make this journey a little easier.

New Student Orientation

Step Toward Success

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.

Campus Kickoff

A Mastodon-Sized Welcome

Campus Kickoff is a time for Mastodons to come together and kick off the start of the academic year. During the first month of the fall semester, you’ll have the opportunity to join fellow Dons and share in fun, food, and the foundation of the Herd: community.

Mastodon Immersions

Meet More Mastodons

The Herd is where you’ll thrive. Join our Mastodon Immersions—events designed to help you meet fellow Mastodons—and find adventures that await you in Fort Wayne.

Student Success Coaches

Students Lead the Way

Find guidance, mentorship, and a warm welcome with a Student Success Coach. Your coach will help you as you transition and adjust to college life at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Students and Families

Find Out More

There’s a lot for you and your family to learn about Purdue Fort Wayne. Additional information—including financial aid, submitting your enrollment deposit, and signing up for student housing—can be found on our Admitted Student site. And your parents and family can stay up-to-date with our campus, and you, through our Parent and Family Association.