Welcome all newly-admitted students - we look forward to seeing you soon!

Do you have a Facebook account? If so, please join our New2OSU International Facebook group. If you are not sure what a Facebook account is, or how to set one up, download the Facebook Tips Handout for more information.

image of classroom settingFor more details about what you should do to prepare for your arrival to OSU, please review the information below:


Orientation & Arrival Information:

Degree-seeking students

Winter 2016 International Student Orientation Schedule:

International Student Orientation starts on the following dates:

Graduate Degree Seeking, Undergraduate Degree Seeking and Exchange Students: Tuesday, December 29, 2015
INTO OSU Pathway Programs (Both graduate and undergraduate): Monday, December 28th, 2015
INTO OSU Academic English & TAPN: Monday, December 28th, 2015
INTO OSU General English: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Orientation Description:

At the beginning of each term, INTO OSU and International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) hold a mandatory orientation program for new international students. This program is designed to provide you with valuable information and facilitate your transition to OSU. By participating in the International Student Orientation, you will gain essential information about:

  • immigration rules and regulations that affect your visa status
  • student health services and health insurance requirements at OSU
  • academic life at OSU and how to register for classes
  • campus and community resources
  • opportunities to meet other new international and domestic students at OSU
  • advising and registration (if you have not done this prior to orientation) 

All newly admitted international students are required to attend orientation and the immigration document check-in. If you do not attend both, International Student Advising and Services will place a hold on your registration. 
For more details, please send us questions at intl.orientation@oregonstate.edu

To cover the cost of orientation, all degree and exchange students will be charged an orientation fee of $35 (winter and spring terms) or $50 (fall term). This fee will be automatically charged to your OSU student account.  INTO OSU students have the orientation covered in the fees for their programs.

Immigration Document Check-in:

In addition to the orientation, international students are also required to come to the Immigration Document Check-In and bring photocopies of the documents listed on the following link: Documents to Bring for IDC

Make-up Orientation Session Schedule:

If you are not able to arrive in the US by the orientation date, you will be enrolled in an online make up orientation. If you have questions, please contact the front desk of ISAS in University Plaza or call 541-737-6310.

Students who fail to attend the mandatory International Student Orientation and the Immigration Document Check-In will have a registration HOLD placed on their records. If you are unable to attend one or both of the sessions above, please contact International Student Advising and Services at 541-737-6310 or email isas.advisor@oregonstate.edu.  

Class Registration Information:

If you are a fully admitted undergraduate student, do not forget to register for START.

If you are an exchange student, please email questions about registration to ISAS.Exchange@oregonstate.edu

For information on registering for classes, please visit the New Student Programs & Family Outreach.

To view course descriptions, please visit the OSU General Catalog.