early arrival

<p>I will be coming in on august 21st and my parents want to know how important the freshman induction is. It is on august 24th and we are driving from very far away. They want to know if it is important enough to stay 3 extra days for it or not. Do most students have their parents there?</p>

<p>Didn't go and no one has ever spoken about it since.</p>

<p>I went. It was alright. It kind of makes you feel like an official student at IU, I guess...but it is definitely not worth your parents staying for it unless they are already going to be on campus. Most students do have their parents there but it is okay if you don't. As I remember, its just a whole bunch of officials welcoming you to IU, President McRobbie is there, as well as the student presidents of the biggest student groups on campus. I think we maybe sang a song? I don't know...nothing too exciting.</p>

<p>I didn't go and didn't really know anyone who went either. I don't think it's that big of a deal.</p>

<p>We went with my S back in 2007. It's basically the official welcome to IU, followed by a cookout. Once you are done eating, it's basically the parents' cue to leave campus. I would not stick around town for several days just to attend this event. While it is a very nice welcome, and we enjoyed it, it's not worth paying for extra nights in a hotel, in my opinion.</p>

<p>However, that doesn't mean you and other parent-less kids can't go together. You should, if even just for the free food afterwards!</p>

<p>I didn't stay with my child. She didn't even want me to. Unsure if she went of not. She's a very gung - ho / joiner type student, but...it was just a formality. For parents to stay three extra days? My PERSONAL opinion is NO WAY. However, they might want to hang with you awhile, see the city, it might be an excuse for them to stay with you a bit. But, it's definitely not something "important/not to be missed".
Have a good time in Btown</p>

<p>thanks for the advice it has been very helpfull</p>