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Orientation for International Scholars


All scholars are required to attend an orientation and check-in with OISS within 15 days of their arrival to the US.

Upon check-in, OISS will make copies of your immigration documents including your passport, visa, I-94, and DS-2019. You will be given a general orientation, immigration reminders, as well as a checklist to help you complete your setup on campus.

Contact OISS to schedule your orientation & check-in appointment. 

** Short-Term International Visiting Research Students who are coming to do research for the summer must attend one of the international orientations held every Friday during the months of June and July. Contact OISS to schedule your orientation.