International Student Orientation

The U.S. Government requires that students who have a visa for the purpose of studying in the U.S. attend a new student orientation that includes important information about maintaining your visa status. Make sure that you do not miss attending an orientation before the semester begins.

Fall 2018

Undergraduate

New Freshmen

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
8:30 AM in UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

All international students who have an F-1 visa must attend International Student Orientation. The orientation will take most of the day (8:30-4:00) and a free lunch will be provided. Register for orientation here.

Students who do not attend will be not be able to enroll in courses.

Orientation covers such topics such as:

  • Visa requirements
  • Culture shock
  • Student rights and safety
  • Health Insurance
  • Classroom norms and expectations
  • Academic regulations and plagiarism
  • Campus services
New Transfer

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
8:30 AM in UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

All international students who have an F-1 visa must attend International Student Orientation. The orientation will take most of the day (8:30-4:00) and a free lunch will be provided. Register for orientation here.

Students who do not attend will be not be able to enroll in courses.

Orientation covers such topics such as:

  • Visa requirements
  • Culture shock
  • Student rights and safety
  • Health Insurance
  • Classroom norms and expectations
  • Academic regulations and plagiarism
  • Campus services
Dual Admission

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
8:30 AM in UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

All international students who have an F-1 visa must attend International Student Orientation. The orientation will take most of the day (8:30-4:00) and a free lunch will be provided. Register for orientation here.

Students who do not attend will be not be able to enroll in courses.

Orientation covers such topics such as:

  • Visa requirements
  • Culture shock
  • Student rights and safety
  • Health Insurance
  • Classroom norms and expectations
  • Academic regulations and plagiarism
  • Campus services

ESL Class Information for Dual Students

Conditional Admission

Students with Conditional Admission must attend orientation in the UWM Intensive English Program. Students will attend an orientation at the Center for International Education when their status changes to dual admission or regular admission.

Graduate

Regular Admission

Thursday, August 23, 2018 (all Graduate students) or Wednesday, August 29, 2018 (both Graduate & Undergraduate students)
8:30 AM in UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

All international students who have an F-1 visa must attend International Student Orientation. The orientation will take most of the day (8:30-4:00) and a free lunch will be provided. Register for orientation here.

Students who do not attend will be not be able to enroll in courses.

Orientation covers such topics such as:

  • Visa requirements
  • Culture shock
  • Student rights and safety
  • Health Insurance
  • Classroom norms and expectations
  • Academic regulations and plagiarism
  • Campus services
Dual Admission (Admission with English Deficiency)

Thursday, August 23, 2018 (all Graduate students) or Wednesday, August 29, 2018 (both Graduate & Undergraduate students)
8:30 AM in UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

All international students who have an F-1 visa must attend International Student Orientation. The orientation will take most of the day (8:30-4:00) and a free lunch will be provided. Register for orientation here.

Students who do not attend will be not be able to enroll in courses.

Orientation covers such topics such as:

  • Visa requirements
  • Culture shock
  • Student rights and safety
  • Health Insurance
  • Classroom norms and expectations
  • Academic regulations and plagiarism
  • Campus services

ESL Class Information for Dual Students

Conditional Admission

Students with Conditional Admission must attend orientation in the UWM Intensive English Program. Students will attend an orientation at the Center for International Education when their status changes to dual admission or regular admission.

Graduate Students with Assistantships

Thursday, August 23, 2018
8:30 AM in UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

All international students who have an F-1 visa must attend International Student Orientation. The orientation will take most of the day (8:30-4:00) and a free lunch will be provided. Register for orientation here.

Students who do not attend will be not be able to enroll in courses.

Orientation covers such topics such as:

  • Visa requirements
  • Culture shock
  • Student rights and safety
  • Health Insurance
  • Classroom norms and expectations
  • Academic regulations and plagiarism
  • Campus services

Also, graduate assistants must have a Social Security number. If you need to apply for a social security card, sign up here to let CIE know and to receive some information.

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