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International Student Orientation Schedules


International student orientation is your time to meet other international students, learn about college life at SUNY Plattsburgh, and get set up for a successful semester during the week before classes begin. 

Fall 2018 International Student Orientation

Our orientation planning is complete and we are ready to welcome you! Once you check in with GEO at our office in Kehoe Administration Building, you will receive a booklet containing your orientation schedule. You can preview the events by downloading a copy of the Fall 2018 International Student Orientation booklet (PDF).

Orientation Dates

 
Semester Residence Halls Open Student Orientation Dates First Day of Classes
Fall 2018 Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 Aug. 21–24, 2018 Monday, Aug. 27, 2018
Spring 2019 Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 Jan. 22–25, 2019 Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

 

Travel Itinerary

If you have not done so already, please fill out the International Student Arrival Information Form so that we can be prepared for your arrival. 

Orientation Events

International student orientation is mandatory for new students, but it is also a lot of fun! A finalized schedule of orientation will be available about 1 week prior to orientation, and included in your packet that we give you when you arrive on campus. Below is a list of some of the most important things you will do and learn during a typical orientation week.

  • Meet with academic advisers and register for courses
  • Learn about Global Education Office (GEO) programs and services to assist you
  • Pay your bill and get your student identification card
  • Participate in campus tours and shopping shuttles
  • Learn the immigration rules to stay in valid visa status
  • Eat meals with other new international students
  • Become familiar with academic expectations in the United States higher education system
  • Have fun in social activities such as games, talent show and a BINGO game night with prizes
  • Learn about campus life and wellness
  • Review Medical/Immunization records and your health with Student Health Center staff
  • Attend English competency/placement exams: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Participate in specialized sessions for transfer students and English Bridge Program students (if this applies to you).
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