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orientationWelcome new Rice international students! We look forward to meeting you during your mandatory international orientation program!
All new students are required to attend their respective orientation program, as well as check in at OISS within 15 days of arrival in the U.S. Please make your travel plans accordingly. Please note that failure to attend orientation and check-in with OISS will result in a registration hold being placed on your student record and may affect your immigration status.

  2018 International Mandatory Orientation Dates: 

International MBA Students: July 30, 2018 at the OISS Office/Sewall Hall 309
International Undergraduates & Exchange Students: August 10, 2018. For more information, please visit the I-PREP webpage.
International Graduate Students: August 13-14, 2018. For more information, please visit the Graduate International Orientation webpage.

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PandasJoin us for IMAX and unwind after Orientation and before classes begin! Come see the 3D IMAX film "Pandas" on Sunday, August 19th at 3:50pm. Tickets are available now at OISS for $6 (discounted rate provided by OISS). There is no limit on tickets, so please feel free to invite your family and friends! Click here for ticket information and details. 

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youarewelcomehereThe #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign started at Temple University with an aim of showing that American universities are welcoming places for international students even in the current political climate. Rice's #YouAreWelcomeHere video was created and filmed exclusively by three amazing Rice undergraduate international students, Andrew Keat (United Kingdom), Kiara Reyes Gamas (Mexico) and Nimi Wang (China). They truly made something special! We hope you enjoy it!
Click here for Rice's #YouAreWelcomeHere video.

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