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/Small Pack U 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 2021 International Student Student Orientation will be held virtually on August 11-12, 2021. Both days are required and 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 2021 Welcome Party date is to be determined.