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New international students, including both undergraduate and graduate are encouraged to attend a new international student orientation session during their first semester of attendance. These orientations will familiarize students with their privileges and  rights enjoyed  by international students  in the United States ;Additionally, Academic Advisors will discuss the registration  and  academic advising process.

Other topics covered include:

  •  The importance of obtaining health insurance
  • Employment options available to International Students in the US
  • Cultural and  social activities made available to International Students by non-profit organizations, especially One-to-World
  • Meet other new international students

Students are encouraged to bring copies of their I-20 (F-1 Student Status) or DS2019 (J-1 Exchange Visitor)forms, Passport, Visa and  the Arrival stamp in their passport, as well as a copy of change of status approval notice, if applicable. These documents wll enable the International Students  Office staff  to answer individual questions quickly and accurately. In addition, any undergraduate students who have already registered for classes are encouraged to bring a copy of their schedule and transfer credit evaluations  to assist Academic Advisors in their advising.




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