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Orientation Schedule

For a general overview of all OIS Orientation events please reference the specific dates 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 and Small Pack Leaders! 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. 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 to register for a check-in session. An appointment is required.

**Students matriculating from IEP are required to attend an OIS Check-in and Orientation**

Orientation 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 2023 International Student Student Orientation will be held in-person on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Students will receive emails from OIS with more information.

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 2023 Welcome Party date is to be determined.