Description of the video:
Welcome to Taylor Courtyard, named after the
first Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and
one of the first African American administrators
Throughout the year, this space is used for
a variety of student events, including Weeks
Weeks of Welcome happens at the start of each
semester to welcome new students and returning
students to campus with events like an Ice
Cream Social, the involvement fair, internship
fair, and much more.
Students also play games between classes in
the courtyard: Frisbee is really popular,
soccer, or a few students will try a slackline
We’ll explore some of these spaces later,
but from Taylor Courtyard you can see Cavanaugh
Hall, Taylor Hall, The Business and SPEA building,
and across the street, the Tower Residence
Hall and Hine Hall.
Let’s head into Taylor Hall.
We’re now in Taylor Hall, home to University
University College is where most students
will begin their academic journey, before
transition into their degree-granting school.
University College offers a variety of resources
Most notably, Bridge Week, which is a program
designed for incoming freshmen to become familiar
with campus, receive academic support, and
meet their classmates before classes officially
start for the year.
After Bridge Week, all students continue into
a First-Year Seminar class.
The First-Year Seminar is a special course
that introduces students to key information
and skills needed to succeed at IUPUI.
Some First-Year Seminars are part of Learning
Communities, which connect two or more courses
by a common theme.
Students in Learning Communities get to take
multiple classes with the same group of students,
helping them make friends and build connections
while exploring real-world themes and taking
part in hands-on out of class activities.
University College also offers the Bepko Learning
Center and the Office for Academic and Career
Development, both resources designed to make
students successful in the classroom and once
The Multicultural Center is dedicated to engaging
everyone on campus to understand the values
of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A quick crash course: Diversity illuminates
our differences and similarities, equity challenges
us to recognize the distribution of opportunities
and resources, and inclusion ensures that
every voice is represented and heard.
The MC can be seen around campus in Democracy
Plaza, discussion boards around campus are
used to discuss social justice and cultural
topics happening in the world, and Pass the
Mic events which offer an open forum for discussing
The LGBTQ+ Center is in the same part of Taylor
Hall, the center advocates for the LGBTQ+
community and provides resources, education,
and training on campus and throughout the
Now we’ll move on to the Four Corners of
Campus, where Taylor Hall connects with the
Business and SPEA building, University Library,
and the Education and Social Work building.