Attendance is Mandatory:
All new F-1 visa holding international students must attend International Orientation in order to fulfill the F-1 visa requirement of reporting to the educational institution. International Orientation is typically held approximately two weeks before the first day of the semester. The exact dates of International Orientation will be provided in your admission letter.
Upcoming International Orientation:
If you will be arriving from abroad, please arrive by the weekend of August 19th to allow for any unexpected travel delays and to adjust to the time differences and fatigue caused by travel and jet-lag.
Need to take the COMPASS Placement Test yet? The last available exam time starts promptly at 8:30am on August 22 with the exam ending shortly before International Orientation begins. You must register for the COMPASS test prior.
A $50 orientation fee will be charged upon admission. An additional $50 will be charged to any student who does not attend orientation without prior approval from the Center for International Education.
What to Expect:
International Orientation for Fall and Spring semesters takes place over the course of two days. Attendance is required on BOTH days, so plan to arrive promptly and stay for the entire program each day. The topics covered during International Orientation include, but are not limited to:
International Student Welcome Reception:
You are strongly encouraged to attend the International Welcome Reception on the first day of the international orientation program. In addition to refreshments and prizes, you will be greeted by current students, faculty, staff, and administrators of the college who are attending the Welcome Reception to meet you. This is a great opportunity to begin getting to know other people on campus.
Additional Orientation Events for All Students:
In addition to International Orientation, you are strongly encouraged to participate in both of the following new student events.