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International Student Orientation

What is Orientation?

The university requires all new international students, both F-1 and J-1 students, to attend a multi-day International Orientation program. Orientation provides information sessions about the university and life in the U.S. in general.
Oneof the most important things we do at Orientation is review the regulations for maintaining your visa status.

More generally, Orientation is about welcoming new students; introducing them to the culture; showing them the particular services that the university offers; informing students on
university policy; and ideally, making new friends.

Fall Orientation Activities start Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • The University requires all new international students to attend International Student Orientation, in addition to the more general Orientation events for all students.  More details to follow. 

Signed a contract for a room on campus?

  • Early-arrival students with Residence Hall room assignments can move in on Tuesday, August 26, and Wednesday, August 27, between 5:30 and 10 p.m.  Residence Halls are marked E and are in two groups on the campus map - upper left and mid-right - see the link below.

View the campus map.

 

Before You Leave Your Home Country: Pre-arrival

We have prepared comprehensive pre-arrival information which we strongly urge you to read, and we hope you will find very useful. In addition to this we have also prepared a comprehensive pre-arrival checklist which should help prepare for your departure to the United States.

          Updated 02/07/2014

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