The Office of International Affairs (OIA) provide new international student orientation in both the fall and spring semesters of each academic year. The sessions are set before classes begin so that new students will feel more comfortable moving about the campus and gaining access to the information they need to begin their program of study and live in their new academic and social communities.

The orientation session is mandatory for new international students in F and J status because critical information regarding academic standing requirements, immigration regulations and requirements, U.S. tax regulations/treaties, health insurance instructions, and OIA programs and services are discussed. Further, students who have not yet checked into OIA can schedule an appointment to complete the mandatory check-in process. New students will also be informed of existing and updated information regarding eligibility to receive work authorization for on campus employment and social security number approval.

Upcoming orientation dates

Fall 2018 - Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Spring 2019 and future orientation dates are TBD

(New International Student Orientation is generally scheduled in late August and late January)