Welcome to OSU! At the beginning of each term, INTO OSU and the Office of International Services (OIS) 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:
All newly admitted international students are required to attend orientation and the immigration document check-in.
If you do not attend both orientation and the immigration document check-in, International Student Advising and Services will place a hold on your registration. If you are unable to attend one or both of these sessions, please contact International Student Advising and Services at 541-737-6310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, please send us questions at email@example.com. To cover the cost of orientation, all degree and exchange students will be charged an orientation fee of $30 (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.
INTO OSU Pathway Programs (undergraduate and graduate): Monday March 27, 2017
INTO OSU Academic English: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Graduate & Undergraduate Degree Seeking and Exchange Students: Thursday March 30, 2017
INTO OSU General English: Thursday March 30, 2017
Immigration document check-in is required for all incoming international and exchange students in all OSU and INTO OSU programs. This includes students who are transferring to OSU from another school in the US. International students will need to bring original immigration documents for themselves and their dependents to the Immigration Document Check-In.
Please have the originals arranged in the following order:
In addition, you will be asked to complete a Biographical Information form and a Maintaining Status form during your Visa session at Orientation. Please bring the completed forms to Immigration Document Check-In. If you cannot find your forms, they are also available under the Forms and Documents section for your convenience. Please bring the telephone number of an emergency contact, local address and your telephone number if available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For pre-arrival information, please review our Pre-Departure Guide (pdf file)
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.