New Faculty Orientation

Orientation for new faculty

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs offers an orientation picnic for new faculty and their families. Come early to visit information booths with resources on benefits, technology and computing, teaching support, and more.

The 2020 picnic was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19.  

When you arrive in August

New Faculty Orientation Picnic
New faculty will have the opportunity to meet administrators and colleagues across campus. Information booths with resources for new faculty will also be present.

Workshop: Teaching at IU Bloomington
The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning hosts this workshop to help new faculty learn the tips and tricks to have a successful career at IU Bloomington. To register for the "Teaching at IU Bloomington" workshop, held on August 10, 2018, please click HERE.

Workshop: Introduction to IU Benefits for Faculty
IU Human Resources offers special sessions for new faculty interested in learning all about benefits for academic staff at IU.

Workshops throughout your first year

Workshop: Anticipating the Tenure Review Process
Designed to help new faculty prepare for the IU tenure review process. We strongly encourage new faculty to attend this workshop.

Workshop: Getting your Feet on the Ground
This workshop for new tenure-track faculty provides useful information about campus research resources.

Workshop: Setting up Your Lab
If you are setting up a research lab, or will be doing so in the future, this workshop is for you! Faculty from a variety of different labs will offer advice on things to consider when setting up a lab.

New faculty tours and social events

Tour: Benton Murals
A series of murals painted by the mid-twentieth century Realist painter Thomas Hart Benton may be the most significant artwork on the Bloomington campus. Their story is not just about aesthetics, but also about the interaction of public art with political debate.

Tour: Campus
Tour IU Bloomington and learn some of the interesting tidbits about our campus.

Tour: Lilly Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Founded in 1960, the Lilly Library is host to rare books, manuscripts, and other artifacts.

Night with the Philharmonic
Enjoy an evening of spectacular music with the IU Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tour: T. C. Steele at Bryan House
Discover one of Indiana’s most famous painters, T. C. Steele, and view his picturesque landscapes and other paintings across campus. Finish the day with a private tour of the newly renovated Bryan House, which now houses many of his paintings.

Wylie House by Candlelight
Celebrate the end of the semester at the Wylie House Museum—home of IU’s first president, Andrew Wylie. Enjoy seasonal refreshments, live music, and period games and crafts.