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!
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. Please visit the OIS Check-in webpage for date, time and location details.
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 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 Spring 2019 International Student Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019. No registration is required – international graduate students will receive an email from OIS with more details.
The Spring 2019 International Undergraduate Student Orientation will be held Thursday, January 3rd – Friday, January 4th. 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.
First year students begin with New Student Programs for orientation on Thursday, January 3 and continue with OIS on Friday, January 4.
Transfer students begin with an OIS check-in on Thursday, January 4 and continue with New Student Programs for orientation on Friday, January 4.
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 Spring 2019 Welcome Party will be held on Friday, January 11th from 6-9 p.m. in the Talley Student Union.
International Tea Time
International Tea Time
January 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wolf Ridge Apartments, Tower Hall, 1910 Entrepreneur Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA
Tea and light snacks around the world will be served. Meet peers, learn about different cultures, relax and support each other. All students are welcome to attend. No registration is required.
International Tea Time meets in the Multipurpose Room of the Wolf Ridge Tower next to Oval Dining and the Pack Shop.
January 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Daniels Hall 320
Students and scholars are encouraged to schedule a separate check-in appointment for their dependent (spouse).Please note: Dependent check-in is required for J-2 visa holders. During a dependent check-in the OIS staff reviews resources for dependents and provides a general introduction to life in the United States, and Raleigh more specifically. All spouses must bring their immigration documents with them to the check-in: I-20 or DS-2019, passport, visa, and I-94 printout. J-2 visa holders must also provide proof of health insurance coverage (insurance card and benefits page).
Registration is required. To register or learn more about the dependent check-in, visit our Family Resource page.
January 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Meet at Talley Student Union
To learn more about the ISSERV program, visit our ISSERV webpage! Our January project will be in partnership with Leadership & Civic Engagement's Mystery Service Saturday program. Registration is required for the event.