Attendance is mandatory
International Orientation is required to maintain visa status and is held 2 weeks before the first day of the semester. *Fees apply.
Upcoming International Orientations
Arrive to the City of Madison at least 2 full days before International Orientation to allow for unexpected travel delays and adjustment with travel fatigue and jet lag.
May 31 Arrive to the City of Madison
June 3 Classes begin
June 5 Complete online orientation and check-in
August 19 Arrive for Placement Testing and in-person orientation events.
What to Expect
- Welcome Reception: meet current students, faculty, staff and administrators
- How to:
- Aspects of U.S. culture and cultural adjustment
- Campus resources: tutoring, academic advising, cafeteria, bookstore, etc.
- Class registration assistance from academic advisors
Additional Orientation Events for All Students
We strongly encourage you to participate in these new student events:
Advising and Registration (A&R)
In order to get the best choice of classes meet with your academic advisor at the earliest A&R session you can attend!
Meet with your academic advisor to plan your academic career and receive personalized assistance with enrolling in classes. Meet students and instructors in your program of study.
For students currently abroad - special A&R sessions are held as part of International Orientation. You should still begin course enrollment now for the best selection of courses. The advisors can review and suggest modifications to your class schedule during an A&R.
New students will learn about:
- getting your student ID card
- parking permit/bus pass
- getting your textbooks
- tutoring services
- library services
- how to meet with your instructors and more!
Orientation Fee - $50 charged upon admission.
Missed Orientation Fee - Additional $200.00 charged if you miss any part of the orientation.