The 第一年的经验


The first step on your greatest adventure yet. 

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There’s a reason our first-year experience is nationally ranked.

As a major university, 皇冠投注 is relatively small. But coming here can mean a big change for most new students. So, we’ve created a unique first-year experience—we refer to it as 皇冠投注ONE—to help smooth the way into your new environment.

During your first year at 皇冠投注—whether you’re a first-time college student or a transfer student from another college or university— you’ll find venues for self-discovery, student-centered advice for your academic future, challenging introductory courses in our 核心课程, and a supportive orientation environment to get you focused and assured right away.

Think of 皇冠投注ONE as your personal GPS to steer you through that first year with confidence as you start your initial journey with us.

A Flight Plan to Help You Soar.


取向 is when we throw out the welcome mat and introduce all new students to the 皇冠投注 campus…and the 皇冠投注 Way. It’s a whirlwind series of days where you’ll be immersed in the college experience for the first time. That means a lot of new places and new faces, but you’ll get the hang of it quickly. 事实上, we’ll make sure of it by keeping student mentors close by to answer any questions and keep things going smoothly.


皇冠投注’s 一年级的课程 (FYS) introduces you to a topic of your choice from over 40 subjects. It also brings you into a close-knit community of first-year students who will be your seminar companions in a small class cohort. Taught by faculty members from disciplines across the University, your FYS group will also work with the same professor all year.


You’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your mind to work at 皇冠投注. But what about the rest of you? Luckily, 皇冠投注 is a great place to expand your horizons far beyond the classroom. Whether you’re picking up an old passion or finding a whole new one, 皇冠投注 gives you endless opportunities to stay fulfilled. Getting involved with campus groups sharpens teamwork, 沟通技巧, 决策, 以及解决问题的能力.


In a college environment where you are finally on your own, it’s easy for new pressures and responsibilities to take a toll on how well you are treating yourself. At 皇冠投注, you’re not alone—and we’re here to help. We have the people and the facilities to restore yourself, whether physically or emotionally, so you can focus on having the best possible student experience. 你得到了这个. 皇冠投注有你.


Healthcare and Business and English double major Sadia Khatri says that her 一年级的课程 introduced her to a wide variety of ideas and also taught her so much about herself. She credits her professor—Dr. Hofstetter—with teaching her so much about literature and the world, and most importantly, herself.

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Some of your best relationships will begin right here. Nearly all incoming first-year students, and most sophomores and juniors, live on campus. Meaning you’re never far from anything you need—your classes, 图书馆, the Health and 娱乐 Complex (HRC), and late-night snacks are always within walking distance. 在校外, you’ll find a whole world of unique experiences as you explore your favorite new hometown, 印第安纳波利斯.

计划上下班? 你并不孤单. We’ve set up new resources and spaces to help make 皇冠投注 your home-away-from-home.


At 皇冠投注, academic advising is a critical piece of the teaching and learning relationship.

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Whether you’ve already read all those books about what to expect in college or you’re waiting to see for yourself, read on for a few quick tips on how to make the most of your experience at 皇冠投注.