Orientation Schedule

For a general overview of all OIS Orientation events please reference the Fall 2017 Orientation Calendar (coming soon!).  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. Please note, the OIS Check-in registration form will be available beginning July 3rd.

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.

**Study Abroad Exchange students do not need to schedule a Check-in appointment, however they will need to attend a Study Abroad Check-in Session on Friday, August 11th at 10 a.m. Study Abroad Exchange students will receive a separate email from the Study Abroad Office with more details.** 

**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 2017 Information Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 8th in the Talley Ballroom from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

OIS Mini-Sessions

The Mini-Sessions will take place on Tuesday, August 8th from 2:30 to 4:30 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. A detailed schedule will be posted by August 1st. 

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 2017 International Student Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 9th. No registration is required – international graduate students will receive an email from OIS with more details.

The Fall 2017 International Undergraduate Student Orientation will be held Wednesday, August 9th – Friday, August 11th. 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.  

Welcome Party

A great way to relax, have fun and meet new friends!  Welcome Party is only for new international students, orientation volunteers, and OIS- invited guests only.  Past parties have included bowling, American line dancing, dinner in downtown Raleigh and/or games!  It’s a great way to end our orientation activities each semester. The Fall 2017 Welcome Party will be held on Friday, August 18th from 6-9 p.m. in the McKimmon Center.