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

  • Fall 2016 International Student Orientation (ISO)
    • Tuesday, Aug. 16th - Early Move-In to the Residence Hall if you submitted a Housing Contract for on-campus living.
    • Wednesday, Aug. 17th - Mandatory Orientation for all Exchange Students, Transfers, Undergraduates, and Graduate international students beginning this Fall.  

      Check-in at the Center for International Education in Gallagher Student Center, room 230 at 8:30am. Light breakfast & Lunch will be provided. 

      Plan to stay for entire duration of the orientation till 4:00pm. Please bring your passport, I-20, and Medical history form with you to orientation. 

      All new international students are invited to the New Student Welcome Reception at the Westin Hotel downtown. Transportation will be provided starting at 4:30pm. We will return to campus at 8:00pm.  
    • Thursday, Aug. 18th - Mandatory Orientation for all Intensive English Program (IEP) students.

      Check-in at the Center for International Education in Gallagher Student Center, room 230 at 8:30am. Light breakfast & Lunch will be provided. 

      Plan to stay for entire duration of the orientation till 4:00pm. Please bring your passport, I-20, and Medical history form with you to orientation. 

      For students who attended Wednesday's orientation, there will be a shopping trip on Thursday morning to a local store to buy things you might need while at Xavier, such as towels, bedding, toiletries. We will meet in the CIE at 9:25am and return to campus around 12:00noon.
    • Friday, Aug. 19th - A second shopping trip for students who attended Wednesday or Thursday's orientations will be offered on Friday. The shopping trip will be from 1:00-4:00pm. Meet at the CIE. We will be visiting a store where you can buy towels, bedding, toiletries, etc.   
    • Friday, Aug. 26th - Optional Fun Activity to explore Cincinnati and meet with other new and current students. We will be going on a guided tour of Cincinnati with the Cincinnati Metro Bus Service. On the tour, we will explore Findlay Market, Washington Park, and Fountain Square. This activity will also help familiarize you with the Cincinnati Metro System. To participate in this activity, the cost is $10. Please sign up at your orientation or in the CIE during orientation week. Space is limited to 15 students. We will begin the tour at the CIE at 11:30am and return around 4:00pm. 

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