At the beginning of each term, the International Student Orientation Team holds 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:
immigration rules and regulations that affect your visa status
student health services and health insurance requirements at OSU
academic life at OSU
campus and community resources
opportunities to meet other new international and domestic students at OSU
advising and registration
You may wish to view course descriptions before you register for classes during START (undergraduates) or with your department (graduates). If you are an exchange student, please email questions about registration to Tavia Mendez.
To cover the cost of orientation, all degree and exchange students will be charged an orientation fee. This fee will be automatically charged to your OSU student account. Orientation fees for INTO OSU students are included in the fees for these programs.
Welcome Week is an exciting week of activities and events that are meant to help you connect and engage with campus. There are events that are meant to entertain you, events that share with you tips and strategies for success, and events that help you get to know resources and campus a bit more.
Start building a solid graduate career with Grad Welcome Week. Attend orientation to learn about the Graduate School and the many resources available to you. Come to our GTA teaching training to get ready for the classroom. Our partners at the library will help you master your research during Library Day.
Immigration document check-in is required for all incoming international and exchange students in all OSU and INTO OSU programs. You can start this process early by filling out our online forms.
Once you are finished plan to arrive for the first day of orientation and attend an Immigration Document Check-In session with your documents.
All newly admitted international students are required to attend orientation and immigration document check-in. If you are not able to arrive in the US by the orientation date, please be sure to complete to online orientation module in Canvas. Please refer to the Late Arrivals Policy to determine if you will still be able to register for this term. If you do not attend the immigration document check-in, the Office of International Services will place a hold on your registration. Contact the International Student Orientation Team at Intl.Orientation@oregonstate.edu if you have questions.