Fall semester at Ivy Tech kicks off on Monday

August 15, 2012

Fall semester at Ivy Tech kicks off on Monday

First week events include food, fun, and fireworks

Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington’s Fall semester kicks off on Monday, August 19. Per campus tradition, students can expect to be greeted the morning of the first day of classes at the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building by Chancellor John Whikehart and bagpiper Ian Arthur.

“I look forward to greeting students on Ivy Tech’s first day of fall classes,” Chancellor Whikehart said. “Many students are either beginning or continuing their journeys toward accomplishing their academic goals, and I am proud to welcome them with open doors.”

Additionally, students will experience a Welcome Week of events hosted by Campus Activities Board. Welcome Week events include a fresh start breakfast, fruit, and coffee, a zip-line lunch event outside on the main campus, a fitness resource fair, family movie night, student resource fair, and the college’s fourth annual music festival, with headliner Jake Dodds & the Stagecoach Revolver Band. A current Ivy Tech student ID is required for event attendance.

Students can still register for late start courses that begin in October, and are encouraged to visit campus as soon as possible to apply or enroll. Also, financial aid is still available, and staff can help students to apply.

Some new degree options include computer science, electrical engineering, fine arts, and information security.

To apply or register for late-start fall classes at Ivy Tech, call 330-6013, or log on www.ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.


 Welcome Week: Student Activities Schedule
Current Ivy Tech student ID is required for attendance.


Fresh Start with Campus Activities Board (CAB)
8-10 a.m. Biscuits and Gravy, coffee (Ferguson Academic Building, Main Campus)
8-10 a.m. Fruit and granola bars (Liberty Crossing, Liberty Drive)

Zip Into Ivy Tech
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  (Ferguson Building, Lawn)
Zip-line, food, live music, and other outdoor activities


Fresh Start with CAB
8-10 a.m. Fruit, granola bars, and coffee

Fit Fest
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Health and Fitness resource fair (Ferguson Building)


Free Family Movie Night
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Toy Story 3 (Ferguson Building)


Student Resource Fair
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn about resources for academic success (Ferguson Building)

MusicFest 2012
7 – 9 p.m.: (Ferguson Building, Lawn)
Live music by Jai Baker and Jake Dodds & the Stagecoach Revolver Band
Kids Zone including pony rides, a bungee jumper (inflatable with bungees), face painting, and temporary tattoos
Pizza, chips, beverages, and popsicles served out of an ice cream truck
Tee shirt giveaway