Orientation Description

Prior to the beginning of each term, International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) holds a mandatory orientation program for new international students (including students who are transferring from another school inside the U.S. or changing from a language program to a degree program at OSU).

This orientation program is designed to provide you with valuable information and facilitate your transition to OSU. By participating in the International Student Orientation, you will gain essential information about:

  • immigration rules and regulations that affect your visa status
  • student health services and health insurance requirements at OSU
  • academic life at OSU and how to register for classes
  • campus and community resources
  • opportunities to meet other new international and domestic students at OSU

All newly admitted international students are required to attend orientation and the immigration document check-in. If you do not attend both, International Student Advising and Services will place a hold on your registration. If you are unable to attend one or both of these sessions, please contact International Student Advising and Services at 541-737-6310 or email isas.advisor@oregonstate.edu. To cover the cost of orientation, all students will be charged an orientation fee of $35 (winter and spring terms) or $50 (fall term). This fee will be automatically charged to your OSU student account.