I would like to send a warm and cordial welcome to each and every Freshman Hoosier. Like you, I went to IU and graduated from here. And one thing I can assure you is that not only is IU home but once you become a Hoosier, you remain a Hoosier for life. You made the right choice! Congratulations!
David Tezil, Visiting Lecturer in Haitian Creole
A warm and heartfelt welcome to the incoming Class of 2024 at IU Bloomington! I am so glad you will be joining us. I am delighted you are here, and in particular I look forward to meeting animal behavior, biology, microbiology, and molecular life sciences students individually in the coming weeks. My work as academic advisor centers around getting to know you personally, learning your goals, your struggles (every human being has struggles!), your successes, and your hopes for the future. To all incoming students, regardless of major: I encourage you to hold tightly to those goals and hopes, despite the extremely challenging times we are living in. Together, supporting each other and tapping into our reserves of resilience, we can make your time at IU Bloomington a time of tremendous intellectual, emotional, and social growth. Welcome!
Libby Tilghman, Academic Advisor
Hello Incoming Hoosiers; I say, welcome! This new environment is yours to behold, embrace it! This new academic journey is yours to navigate, dare to survive it! This new struggle of COVID19 is here, but help fight it! Above all, this vast Hoosier family is here to support you, take advantage of it! Once Again, welcome to the Hoosier Academic Community! Peace!
Nana Amoah-Ramey, Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies
Welcome to IU! We are all very excited for your journey with us. You will hear many people say they are excited about your being here and that's because you, not just faculty and staff, bring experiences and knowledge to our collective. We all learn from your presence and engagement both inside and outside the classroom. Having seen hundreds of students come into our family, I know you will be a different person when you move on to your next adventure and so will we. Congratulations and welcome!
Barry Magee, Associate Director Residence Life
To all freshmen, welcome to Indiana University! We are happy you are here! Staff, faculty, and alumni are available to support you as you make this life-changing transition and join the IU community. To LGBTQIA+ freshmen, I offer an especially warm welcome and I invite you to connect with me. Seek out community at the LGBTQ+ Culture Center and the other culture centers as well as connect with the IU LGBTQ+ Alumni Association. We are here for you! Please visit https://alumni.iu.edu/chapters-groups/lgbtq/ to learn more and get in touch. Be safe, wash your hands, wear a mask, we love you!
Mara Bernstein, President, IU LGBTQ+ Alumni Association
Congratulations on joining the Indiana University family! I encourage you to value where you are and the people you meet. Be willing to give yourself and others room to make mistakes and to recover from them without judgment. We're all glad you are here!
Shawn Hannon, Research Analyst
Welcome Class of 2024, a very special group. Remember to get out of our comfort zone and challenge yourself to new opportunities offered by this great institution. Best wishes!
Yea-Fen Chen, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Hey fresh Hoosiers: The future does not belong to the faint-hearted. It belongs to the brave. It belongs to YOU.
David Rubinstein, Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship
I’m so excited you’re coming to Indiana University. We’re going to have a wonderful journey together! –Prof. D
Mehmet Dalkilic, Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing
Congratulations on entering the next phase of your lives! Welcome to Indiana University, a community that cares for you and wants you to succeed!
Chris Wilson, Business Manager, Student Legal Services
Welcome to our community! We so look forward to meeting with you, learning from you, supporting you, and helping guide you through this incredible growth experience. Don't forget to reach out if you need a hand with anything--that's why we're here!
Anthony Guest-Scott, Academic Coordinator, Student Academic Center
We are so happy to have you here at IU! You are embarking on a great journey, to destinations beyond our expectations! From all of the faculty at the School of Social Work, we welcome you to our community!
Carol Hostetter, Professor and Director, B.S.W. Program
Welcome, new Hoosiers! We are excited to welcome you to IU as you join a long and proud tradition. You bring incredible diversity, richness, and talent to our community. We are so pleased you will study and grow here. Best wishes from one proud alum to the class of 2024.
Laurie Colglazier, Executive Director, Undergraduate Program, Kelley School of Business
We're so happy all of you are joining the IU community--and a special welcome to all of you taking an astronomy class this fall. We hope you enjoy our courses, and we look forward to inviting you to Kirkwood Observatory once we are able to open again. Have a wonderful freshman year!
Catherine Pilachowski, Distinguished Professor and Daniel Kirkwood Chair
Welcome to IU and congratulations! Freshman year is a phenomenal time in your life. COVID may present us with a few extra challenges, but nothing you can't knock out of the park. As a member of Class of 2024, you are by definition uniquely gusty, adventurous, and unstoppable! Keep the examples of John Lewis, Malala Yousafzi, and Greta Thunberg in mind, and roar into your first semester. Faculty are here to help so please reach out any time! firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Beth Cate, Clinical Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs
Welcome, Class of 2024! Your Hoosier journey begins today in a completely unprecedented way. But know this: IU is your home, regardless of how it looks different this year. And we are thrilled for you to join the Hoosier community.
Jamie Prenkert, Associate Dean of Academics, Kelley School of Business
Welcome, IU freshmen! You are starting one of the most exciting phases of your life. It is certainly not a traditional start to the school year, but I encourage you to keep a positive outlook and embrace all that IU and Bloomington have to offer you! A Giant Warm Hoosier Welcome to You All!
Kelly King, Adjunct Instructor, The Media School
Welcome to IU-- we're glad you're here, and I hope your college experience is full of challenge, connection, and joy. Some say that college is wasted on the young, who don't yet appreciate its many amazing opportunities to learn and grow--prove them wrong!
Rob Kunzman, Professor of Curriculum Studies and Philosophy of Education
Every year I am blessed to meet and greet 1000s of new friends through New Student Orientation--and as all of you know, this was not to be. But know, just as Indiana University is big part of my heart, you are a bigger part of my heart, whether we see each other or not. More importantly, remember that as you make this wonderful journey, there are many, many, many, big hearts at ole IU. And hearts that will be with you every step of the way. Godspeed.
Keith Dayton, Senior Lecturer and M.S.I.S. Core Coordinator
Welcome to the Indiana University community! With 2020 being our bicentennial year and a special number that indicates clear vision, this is a very special time to be inducted into the IU family. Though there are clear challenges, this year points to many future opportunities for realizing your talents and passions. Keep that positive focus as we navigate these uncertain and exciting times together.
Bernadette de Leon, Director of IT Services, School of Public Health
Welcome, Class of 2024! I wish you health and happiness as you explore the beautiful IU-Bloomington campus and embark on this journey of personal development and growth. And, despite our physical distance, we are here to serve as mentors and to join as partners in that journey. Good luck!
Patrick Hopkins, Chair, Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program
You are now OFFICIAL Hoosiers and Hoosier families!!! You make IU and Bloomington the Oz that it is. Dive in, work hard, and stay safe. We are here to support your exciting futures.
Bernice Pescosolido (Professor P), Distinguished Professor of Sociology
The Department of Gender Studies welcomes you to IUB. Although the coronavirus has certainly made your induction an historically unusual one, we look forward to all being together on campus soon. We encourage you to explore the many learning opportunities IUB offers, including those in the Department of Gender Studies https://gender.indiana.edu/. We look forward to meeting many of you. Best wishes!
Stephanie Sanders, Provost Professor and Chair, Department of Gender Studies
Welcome to Indiana University! We're so glad to have you join us. Here's to the best possible academic year!
Leandra Lederman, William W. Oliver Professor of Tax Law
You are starting on a journey that will be remarkable and like no other in history. Excited to see the impact you will have on IUB and the world! Welcome!
Carmen Henne-Ochoa, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Arts and Sciences
We are glad to have the class of 2024 on campus! Enjoy the time and be safe!
David Griffith, Small Projects CAD and BIM Technician, Capital Planning and Facilities
Welcome to the most amazing university experience, and the opportunity to learn, grow, stretch yourself, and become, stronger, better, and more resilient. My advice: explore new topics and experiences, take advantage of everything the IU experience has to offer, make sure you're growing inside and outside the classroom, and stretch yourself. It will pay off in growth, experience, and fun!
Hank Walter, Executive Director, Indiana Memorial Union
Congratulations and best wishes to all members of the class of '24--with a special shoutout to my favorite IUB freshman, Emily Fisher! Remember that your college education is not merely a means to attain better economic prospects, but a good in itself and, when wisely used, a time-tested way to become a better person. Hail to old IU!
Thomas Fisher, Adjunct Professor of Law
Class of 2024: You have made a monumental leap to join the IU Community during a pandemic. Together, we have this! With care and consideration, kindness and a lot of cleaning products, we can learn and grow while keeping our community safe. Welcome!
Christine Wagner, Administrative Assistant, IU Libraries
Welcome, incoming students! I encourage my voice students to take a moment to savor the silence at the very beginning of a performance. You’ve prepared; you’ve walked out on stage in your specially chosen concert attire; you’re eager to launch into everything you’ve listed on the program--but first pause, and register the electric anticipation in the air. These people, in this space, under these circumstances: we are unique. We feel what is unknown so vividly in the crosshairs of this pandemic. No other education will be like the one you are about to begin. I salute you!
Julia Bentley, Assistant Professor of Voice
Your class will be part of Indiana University history! Best wishes for a safe, healthy, and engaging freshman year!
Dina Kellams, Director, University Archives
Welcome Class of 2024! Hoosiers are nothing if not resilient, and your class will embody that from day one. Stay positive, dig into this community, and know you've got thousands upon thousands of staff, faculty, alumni, and family cheering you on!
Ben Taylor, Associate Director, Undergraduate Program, Kelley School of Business
Welcome to Hoosier Nation! We are so thrilled to have you. You've made it all the way here despite everything happening in the world right now. The IU community is here to support you and help you be successful. Although your freshman year may not be exactly how you imagined it, there are still opportunities to connect with your classmates and dive right into your classes. I hope this first year is filled with unforgettable experiences and when you need something, just ask. We're here for you.
Eleanor Berman, Brand Marketing Leader
Welcome to our ensemble of joyful learners! The future will be bright!
Sarah Wroth, Associate Professor of Ballet and Chair
Congratulations on the start to your IU journey! Given the current situation, there are many things we cannot control, but remember there are three things you can always control no matter the outside circumstances. You can always control your ATTITUDE, your CONCENTRATION, and your EFFORT. GOOD LUCK! We're here for you!
Matt Stoltz, Adjunct Lecturer, Kelley School of Business
Juha Yoon, Lecturer, School of Public Health
Welcome! We are thrilled that you now are a part of the Indiana University community. Our faculty and staff are here to support your studies and growth, as well as to encourage you to make the most of all that our beautiful, rich campus and university have to offer. Enjoy!
Jill Shedd, Assistant Dean for Teacher Education, School of Education
You will be the best of us! Welcome to the family!
Kailee Cooper, Administrative Lead, Department of Operations and Decision Technologies, Kelley School of Business
Welcome to IU! I love it here and hope you will, too. Starting now, make it a point to meet and learn from people who aren't like you. There are so many opportunities - don't be afraid to try new things, explore new interests, and step outside your comfort zone. There are lots of ways to get involved; log on to https://beINvolved.indiana.edu to explore the options.
Jim Johnson, Associate Director, Student Involvement and Leadership Center
Dear Class of 2024, Bienvenidos! Welcome! As you start one of the most exciting and promising journeys ever, during one of the most challenging times that we all have ever experienced, you will be making history. Let these next days, months and years in IUB be the learning and experiential foundation that will bolster the rest of your lives. Take every opportunity and challenge, as you build upon a rich and nurturing academic and experiential basis, to be best prepare for what comes next, your first job or graduate school, and certainly, a life filled with auspicious paths that will open up into a bright future. Go Hoosiers!
Mercedes Randall, Assistant Vice Provost for Administration--Office of Enrollment Management
Welcome to the IU family! I hope you make the best of your time here. Live, learn, create lifelong relationships, and have fun!
Tri Keah Henry, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Congratulations to all of the entering first-year students! I look forward to having some of you in class over the next four years.
Jenni Dinger, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship
Welcome, Hoosiers! We are so glad you are here! Please don't forget that we get paid to serve you, and we LOVE that aspect of our job. If you ever need a resource, research support, or just a name of someone on campus who can be your advocate...don't hesitate to reach out. Grab your phone and take a photo of this email to remember where we can be reached: email@example.com In your service.
Dear Freshman Class: Welcome to the Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department!
Carla Korbes Fraser, Associate Professor of Ballet
Best wishes to the incoming class of 2024. Your perseverance and focus will serve you well this year. Hang in there; it's worth it!
Julie England, Lead User Support Specialist
Welcome and congratulations to the Class of 2024! May you meet the challenges of this unprecedented moment in time and realize all of your hopes and dreams. Have fun, study hard, look out for one another and be IU strong!
Ryan Piurek, Assistant Vice President, Presidential Communications
Congratulations and welcome to the class of 2024! Best wishes on your IU journey!
David Daleke, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences
To my Angelbaby, ALEXIS HARPER, and all incoming freshmen: This year hasn't been easy, yet you've persevered! As you continue to turn your can'ts into cans and your dreams into plans just remember that one year, in 2020 when ALL of your senior plans were shot down...but it turned out okay. That will happen in life, and again, you all will persevere! P.S. It's okay to mess up, just don't ever give up. Go Hoosiers!!
Sarah Harper, Residential Programs and Services