International Student Orientation (ISO)

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

All new international students will be assessed a $100 international orientation fee regardless of their attendance.

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 completed Medical History Form, Passport, US Visa, and your I-20 or DS-2019 when you attend the ISO.        
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  • Spring 2017 International Student Orientation (ISO)

    • Thursday, Jan. 5th, 2017
      • Early Move-In to the Residence Hall if you submitted a Housing Contract for on-campus living.
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    • Friday, Jan. 6th, 2017  
      • Mandatory orientation for all Intensive English Program (IEP) students:  Check-in at the Center for International Education (CIE) in Gallagher Student Center (GSC), room 230 at 8:30 am.  Plan to stay for the entire duration of the orientation till 5:00 pm. Light breakfast & Lunch will be provided. Please bring your passport, I-20/DS-2019, and Medical history form with you. 
      • Mandatory for all new Exchange Students,Transfers, Undergraduates, and Graduate international students: Check-in at the Center for International Education (CIE) in Gallagher Student Center, room 230 at 11:00 am. Plan to stay for the entire duration of the orientation till 5:00 pm. Light breakfast & Lunch will be provided. Please bring your passport, I-20/DS-2019, and Medical history form with you. 
      • Optional Fun Activity:  Dinner & Shopping Trip with the Interlink Peer Mentors (IPM). We will be offering rides to the store and taking students to dinner.  Meet at the CIE at 5:00 pm and we will return at approximately at 7:00 pm.   

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