Orientation Schedule

For a general overview of all OIS Orientation events please reference the calendar below.  Specific information on the series of events throughout OIS Orientation can be accessed through the links below.

A very special thank you goes out to our Orientation Team, Small Pack Leaders, and CCAP Ambassadors!  They are largely responsible for planning many of the events each semester and orientation would be impossible without them!

OIS Check-In

All new international students on F-1 or J-1 visas must check in with OIS as soon as possible after arriving in the U.S. OIS Check-in is mandatory for all new international students so that we may meet you in person and have a record of your arrival. At Check-in, OIS staff will scan your immigration documents and provide important information regarding your immigration status, as well as a checklist to help you accomplish important tasks upon your arrival to NC State. Registration is required for OIS Check-in. Please schedule an appointment on the OIS Check-in webpage

Before attending OIS Check-in, you must also log into MyPack Portal to complete the OIS Compliance Verification form and submit all of the required contact information listed in these instructions.

**Former IEP students do not need to attend an OIS Check-in session, however they are required to attend OIS Orientation.**

International Student Information Fair

The Information Fair helps bring numerous on and off-campus resources to a central location to better serve our new international student population.  This is an excellent opportunity to speak directly with representatives from various organizations, NC State departments, and companies, and have your questions answered. Information Fair participants include local banks and international student organizations, as well as several on-campus units such as Campus Enterprises, Student Health Services, University Transportation, University Recreation, NC State’s Libraries, the Cashier’s Office, and many more. The Fall 2018 Information Fair will be held on Thursday, August 16th in the Talley Ballroom from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

OIS Mini-Sessions

The Mini-Sessions will take place on Thursday, August 16th from 1 to 3 p.m. in Riddick Hall next to Daniels Hall on North Campus. The Mini-Sessions provide new international students with an additional opportunity to learn more about the valuable resources available to NC State’s international students. The Mini-Sessions are conference-style, 30-minute presentations where students can receive more detailed information about the City of Raleigh, Getting Around without a Car, Driving in the United States, Practical (Consumer) Matters, University Recreation, Professionalism in the United States, Student Legal Services, and more. Students are free to choose which sessions they would like to attend. 

Fall 2018 Mini-Session Schedule


International Student Orientation

Orientation Day is mandatory for all new international students on F-1 and J-1 visas, including former IEP students and transfer students.  Held before the start of classes each semester, International Student Orientation covers a wide variety of topics that are essential to success here at NC State. Students learn about campus resources, U.S. culture, academic expectations and more.  Orientation is also a great way to meet new students and begin making connects in the Wolfpack community.

The Fall 2018 International Student Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 15. No registration is required – international graduate students will receive an email from OIS with more details.

The Fall 2018 International Undergraduate Student Orientation will be held Wednesday, August 15th – Friday, August 17th. All undergraduate international students on F-1 or J-1 visas must attend all three days of orientation and are required to register on the New Student Programs’ website.  Orientation begins on Wednesday at 8:30am in Dabney Hall, Room 222.

Campus Tour for Families and Friends of New International Students

The Office of Parents and Family Services at NC State University will host a campus tour for the parents, family members, and friends of all new international students. The tour will take place on Wednesday, August 15th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Parents, family, and friends who wish to attend the Parents and Family Services campus tour should complete the registration form. Please note that only one registration form needs to be submitted per group of parents, family, or friends. 

The tour will be conducted in English. If you or any member of your party would like OIS to try to find someone to attend the tour with you and who can help translate or supplement the tour into your native language, please indicate your language preference on the registration form. OIS cannot guarantee that we will find someone to assist but we will try to accommodate your request.

Welcome Party

A great way to relax, have fun and meet new friends!  Enjoy games, desserts, and American line dancing with new students, OIS staff and volunteers. It’s a great way to end the orientation activities each semester. Welcome Party is only for new international students, orientation volunteers, and OIS-invited guests only. The Fall 2018 Welcome Party will be held on Friday, August 24th from 6-9 p.m. in the Talley Student Union.

September 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • NC State Men's Soccer International Student Night
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • IMOM (International Moms or Mates) Spouse Club
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • NC State Women's Soccer International Student Night
  • English Conversation Club - Main Campus
  • International Tea Time
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • English Conversation Club - Main Campus
  • ISSERV - September Project
  • International Tea Time
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • F-2/J-2 Dependent Check-in
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • NC State Women's Soccer International Student Night
  • English Conversation Club - Main Campus
  • International Tea Time
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • English Conversation Club - Main Campus