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.  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.

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 Spring 2019 Welcome Party will be held on Friday, January 11th from 6-9 p.m. in the Talley Student Union.

November 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Global Tea & Coffee Event
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
2
  • English Conversation Club - Main Campus
3
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5
  • International Tea Time
6
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • Think & Do in 2: Global Storytelling Competition
7
  • IMOM (International Moms or Mates) Spouse Club
8
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • Global Dance Party
9
  • English Conversation Club - Main Campus
10
  • November ISSERV Project
11
12
  • International Tea Time
13
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
  • International Night at NC State Men's Basketball
14
  • F-2/J-2 Dependent Check-in
15
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
16
  • English Conversation Club - Main Campus
17
  • Carolina Hurricanes International Student Night
18
19
  • International Tea Time
20
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
21
22
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
23
  • English Conversation Club - Main Campus
24
25
26
  • International Tea Time
27
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
28
  • F-2/J-2 Dependent Check-in
29
  • English Conversation Club - Centennial Campus
30
  • English Conversation Club - Main Campus