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Welcome SoIC Admitted Students

Welcome to the School of Informatics and Computing!

Dean Mathew Palakal

Mathew Palakal, Senior Executive Associate Dean

At SoIC, together we bring innovative ideas to life, we solve problems creatively, and we use technology to strengthen human connectivity. Every industry needs informatics skills. Employers seek out our graduates because they are prepared to make a difference immediately using the skills that can only be learned in the SoIC community.

Being an SoIC student is about being part of a culture—curiously following your passion while enriching your technology expertise to make the world a better place to live and work. Online and on campus, the connections you make with classmates, instructors and advisors will build the foundation of a future-proof set of skills that are in high demand. Together, we are SoIC.

Learn from current SOIC students how to be successful with online and hybrid classes.

Virtual Visits and more

We can help you to explore our many offerings in the constantly evolving realm of emerging technology.

We’re available to answer your questions. Book an online session to get answers. Or check out SoIC and the IUPUI campus on your own with a virtual campus visit

Tour SOIC Virtually

Just want to see SOIC and the IUPUI campus, but not necessarily meet with someone? Take a virtual tour to see videos and 360-degree images of our school and campus.

Check out our virtual tour

Virtual workshops for high school students

Want to explore a new area of study, or learn how to solve real-world problems? Our hands-on virtual SoIC workshops offer amazing opportunities to understand exactly what skills employers are seeking. Register now for an online session and you can learn to:

  • Solve a Real Patient Problem
  • Predict a Medical Breakthrough
  • Build an AI Bot
  • Become a Data Guru
  • Livestream Like the Pros

Learn more and register for SoIC webinars

Catch up on what you’ve missed

Get a good overview of everything SoIC. Browse the webinar archive below to learn from faculty, staff, and your fellow students at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

Click the arrows at the top of the video to access SoIC webinars from 2020 exploring:

  • AI and bots
  • SoIC Study Abroad program
  • How to create aliens
  • Unreal gaming
  • Applied data and information science
  • Trends in 3D animation
  • SoIC Student Ambassadors
  • Internships and careers
  • Undergrad research opportunities
  • Game design
  • Biomedical informatics career opportunities

Join the SoIC Class of 2025 GroupMe

We’ve set-up a GroupMe where you can get to know your fellow admitted students and ask any questions that you have.

Join us on GroupMe

Meet an admitted student

Will Bickel

Major: Media Arts and Sciences with a specialization in 3D Graphics and Animation

Career goal: I hope to be a storyboard artist or animator for movies or games

Starting college: What are you excited about and what are you nervous about?

I’m very excited to be a part of the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, though I am a bit nervous about living on my own for the first time.

More about Will: I live in Speedway, Indiana, and went to Speedway Senior High School. Outside of school I spent my time acting in the theater department, biking local trails, and drawing. I’m proud to say that I was the first admit to IUPUI for the Fall 2020 semester, as well as a Bepko Scholar.

I chose SoIC for the wide variety of specializations and the passionate faculty.

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