That’s a wrap. Just like Spotify, we’re celebrating all of Student Affairs’ fall achievements. From favorite events like Regatta to a focus on health and wellness programs, campus life at IUPUI was thriving. Check out this semester’s top highlights.
Move-in weekend went BIG
After two years of limited occupancy due to COVID-19 restrictions, Housing and Residence Life pulled out all the stops to make this year’s move-in memorable for 2,386 students living on campus. Students and families got to enjoy balloon arches, food trucks, photo op stations and a visit from President Whitten.
Prepare to be WOWed
(Aug. 20–Sept. 2, 2022)
This fall’s Weeks of Welcome saw 15,238 students attending 43 events that spanned the first two weeks of school. Events included the 44th annual Ice Cream Social, Student Involvement Expos, SAPB Presents: First Night, and the return of Light Up the Night – IUPUI’s biggest glow event on campus.
New this year, students could also access the full WOW schedule right on their phones via the IU Mobile app.
Campus Recreation memberships were in high demand
Within the first month of school, Campus Recreation reached 5,000 members – which is the fastest amount of time ever to reach this level of membership since The Jag opened in spring 2018.
(Sept. 24, 2022)
Thousands of students, alumni and spectators cheered on 120 registered teams who raced on the canal. While boats were going head-to-head, Regatta attendees got to watch fun performances by student organizations like the DesiJags and Xiphos Corps at Military Park. Fan favorites like the Dog Costume Contest and Regatta Royalty also drew big crowds.
2022 canal race winners
First: Zeta Team 1
Second: Women in Science House
Third: Row-Tator Cuffs
First: Phi Gamma Delta
Second: USS Fast As Ship
Third: Sigma Alpha Epsilon
First: Floss Force One
Second: Bite Wing Battalion
Third: Streaking Starfish
Vaccine clinics continued
From fall 2021 to November 1, 2022, Campus Health gave out 7,283 Influenza vaccines and 1,150 COVID-19 vaccines to IUPUI faculty, students and staff. 39 outreach vaccine clinics and two mass vaccines clinics – in partnership with the Indiana Immunization Coalition – were held to provide the IUPUI community with several opportunities to get immunized.
Let’s talk Health and Wellness
Students’ overall health and well-being is a priority at IUPUI. To help students feel their best mentally, physically and emotionally, we offer several services and programs that have continued to grow and prove successful:
- Safer Sex Supplies: Over 16,000 sexual health products were distributed throughout 2022, including grab-and-go bags, special orders and mailed orders.
- Health and Wellness Coaching: Had its best year ever with 200 sessions, which is a 72% increase from 2021.
- Sober October: “It helped me find new ways to have fun, and also helped me set boundaries with friends because peer pressure is real.” – Student testimonial
- Stall Talk: This bathroom stall health and wellness newsletter has expanded to over 500 postings across 10 different buildings on campus.
Busting stress before finals
(Dec. 5–9, 2022)
This month, 1,717 students attended Stress Busters Week events to relax and recharge. With 24 events to choose from, including chair massages, cuddling with adoptable kittens and puppies and making snow globs at the De-Stress Fairs, students were able to take a brain break and have some fun as the semester wrapped up.