Orientation and Arrival Information

Welcome all newly-admitted students - we look forward to seeing you soon!

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image of classroom settingFor more details about what you should do to prepare for your arrival to OSU, please review the information below:

 

Orientation & Arrival Information:

Degree-seeking students

Exchange Student Letters

 

Fall 2014 International Student Orientation Schedule:

** REQUIRED ACTIVITIES FOR ALL NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS **

International Student Orientation starts on the following dates:

Graduate Students: Monday, September 15th 2014 Graduate School Orientation & Tuesday, September 16th 2014 International Graduate Student Orientation

Undergradute Students & CAP: Monday September 22nd 2014

INTO OSU Pathway Programs (Both graduate and undergraduate): Monday September 22nd 2014

INTO OSU Academic English & CAPN: Monday September 22nd 2014

INTO OSU General English: Thursday, September 25th 2014

 


Orientation Description:

At the beginning of each term, INTO OSU and International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) hold a mandatory orientation program for new international students. This 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:


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. 
For more details, please send us questions at intl.orientation@oregonstate.edu

To cover the cost of orientation, all degree and exchange 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.  INTO OSU students have the orientation covered in the fees for their programs.

Immigration Document Check-in:

In addition to the orientation, international students are also required to come to the Immigration Document Check-In and bring photocopies of the documents listed on the following link: Documents to Bring for IDC

Make-up Orientation Session Schedule:

If you are not able to arrive in the US by the orientation date, you will be enrolled in an online make up orientation. If you have questions, please contact the front desk of ISAS in University Plaza or call 541-737-6310.

Students who fail to attend the mandatory International Student Orientation and the Immigration Document Check-In will have a registration HOLD placed on their records. If you are unable to attend one or both of the sessions above, please contact International Student Advising and Services at 541-737-6310 or email isas.advisor@oregonstate.edu.  

Registration Information:

For information on Registering for classes, please visit the New Student Programs & Family Outreach website to learn more. If you are on an OSU Exchange program, please check with your OSU Exchange Coordinator for more information about how you may register.

To view course descriptions, please visit the OSU General Catalog.

Pre-Arrival Brochures and Information

As you are preparing to come to OSU, you may want to look at the following brochures to get information you can easily view and/or print to help you prepare.

Degree-seeking students

Exchange Student Resources

Exchange Student Visa and SEVIS information

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:

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.

Orientation Schedule

Spring 2014 International Student Orientation Schedule:

** REQUIRED ACTIVITIES FOR ALL NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS **

Orientation starts on the following dates:

INTO OSU Pathway Programs (Both graduate and undergraduate): Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

INTO OSU Academic English & CAPN: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

INTO OSU General English: Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Graduate/Undergraduate/CAP: Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Immigration Document Check-in (IDC) Schedule

In addition to the orientation, international students are also required to come to the Immigration Document Check-In and bring the documents or copies listed on Documents to Bring for IDC.

IDC Schedule

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Immigration Document Check-In (IDC)

Immigration document check-in is required for all incoming international and exchange students in all OSU and INTO OSU programs. This includes students who are transferring to OSU from another school in the U.S.

International students will need to bring original immigration documents for themselves and their dependents to the Immigration Document Check-In.

Please have the originals arranged in the following order:

In addition, you will be asked to complete a Biographical Information form and a Maintaining Status form during your Visa session at Orientation.  Please bring the completed forms to Immigration Document Check-In. If you cannot find your forms, they are also available under the 'forms and documents' section for your convenience. Please bring the telephone number of an emergency contact, local address and your telephone number if available.