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 to register for a check-in session. An appointment is required.

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.

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

International Student 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 Spring 2020 International Student Graduate Student Orientation will be held on Friday, January 3rd in Withers Hall. Orientation will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. No registration is required – international graduate students will receive an email from OIS with more details.

New international undergraduates are required to attend New Student Orientation. Please visit the New Student Programs’ website for more details and to register. International students will have a designated meeting with OIS during Orientation, and we’ll also follow up at the end of your first week of classes with a Student Success lunch: 

  • Transfer Student Orientation is on Thursday, January 2nd starting at 8:30am in Talley Student Union.
  • First Year Student Orientation is on Friday, January 3rd starting at 8:30am in Talley Student Union.
  • International Student Success lunch is on Friday, January 10th at 12:30pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3221

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 Fall 2019 Welcome Party will be held on Friday, August 23rd from 6-8:30 p.m. in the McKimmon Center.

May 2020

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  • International Tea Time
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  • OIS PnP - Tuesday
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  • International Tea Time
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  • OIS PnP - Tuesday
  • Virtual English Conversation Club
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  • F-2/J-2 Dependent Check-in
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  • Let's Chat - A Space for International Students
  • Virtual English Conversation Club
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  • International Tea Time
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  • OIS PnP - Tuesday
  • Virtual English Conversation Club
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  • Let's Chat - A Space for International Students
  • Virtual English Conversation Club
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  • International Tea Time
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  • OIS PnP - Tuesday
  • Virtual English Conversation Club
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  • F-2/J-2 Dependent Check-in
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  • Let's Chat - A Space for International Students
  • Virtual English Conversation Club
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