International Student Orientation (ISO)


Mandatory for All New International Students on the F-1 or J-1 Visa

The US Department of Homeland Security requires that all new international students and scholars check-in and register at their new school.  You will be complying with this law by attending the mandatory International Student Orientation (ISO).  All new international students on the F-1 or J-1 visas joining Xavier as an Exchange, Intensive English Program (IEP), Graduate, Transfer, or Undergraduate student should plan to arrive early to attend the ISO.  Please remember to bring along your Passport, US Visa, and your I-20 or DS-2019 when you attend the ISO.        


Dates & Schedule

  •  International Student Orientation (ISO)
    • Wednesday, August 19th
      All new international students and your guests are invited to attend a special Welcome Reception from 6:30-8:30 pm for new students at the American Signs Museum.  Free transportation is provided, jump on the buses at Buenger Circle at 6:00 pm (we will leave shortly afterwards).  Please join us for a great evening of networking and fun!  
    • Wednesday, August 19th
      Mandatory Visa Session for all Transfer, Undergraduate, & Graduate International Students 
    • Thursday, August 20th
      TOEFL Test & Mandatory Visa Session for all Intensive English Program (IEP) students
    • Friday, August 21st
      Optional Activity:  METRO Bus Historical Tour of Cincinnati
    • Monday, August 24th
      First day of Classes for all degree, exchange, and BSMP international students. 
      Intensive English Program (IEP) students will meet today and go over their class schedule (more details TBA).  

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