At the beginning of each term, the International Student Orientation Team holds a mandatory orientation program for new international students. This program is designed to provide you with valuable information and facilitate your transition to OSU.

Winter 2020 Orientation Schedule

Graduate/Undergraduate/Exchange: January 2-3, 2020
INTO OSU Pathway (UGPW, UTP, GPW): December 30-January 3, 2020
INTO OSU Academic English (AE, SAWE, VISP): December 31-January 3, 2020

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International Student Orientation

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 
  • 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) 

To cover the cost of orientation, all degree and exchange students will be charged an orientation fee. This fee will be automatically charged to your OSU student account. Orientation fees for INTO OSU students are included in the fees for these programs.

Immigration Document Check-in

Immigration document check-in is required for all incoming international and exchange students in all OSU and INTO OSU programs. You can start this process early by filling out our online forms:

  1. Make sure you have set up your ONID email
  2. Login to your IP Connect account for international student forms. 
  3. Go to the ‘Orientation’ section on the left and select ‘Immigration Document Check-In’
  4. Fill out all of your information and upload documents

Once you are finished with this you should plan to arrive for the first day of orientation and attend an Immigration Document Check-In session. Please make sure to bring your I-20/DS-2019s, passport, and dependent documents with you to the session so we can review your documents and the online forms you submitted.

Class Registration Information

Registering for classes is provided during START. Please visit New Student Programs & Family Outreach to register. 

  • If you are a new international student, and you will be arriving to OSU on or after the first day of the term, please refer to the Late Arrivals Policy.  
  • If you are a graduate student, please contact your graduate department for your class registration information.
  • If you are an exchange student, please email questions about registration to Tavia Mendez

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


Make-up Orientation Session Schedule

All newly admitted international students are required to attend orientation and immigration document check-in. If you are not able to arrive in the US by the orientation date, please be sure to complete to online orientation module in Canvas. If you do not attend the immigration document check-in, the Office of International Services will place a hold on your registration. If you are unable to attend one or both of these sessions, please contact the International Student Orientation Team at Intl.Orientation@oregonstate.edu or call the Office of International Services at 541-737-6310.