The orientation program is intended to assist students as they begin their adventure of living and learning in a new environment. At this event, students are welcomed by UW-Parkside staff, faculty, returning international students & local families. Immigration paperwork is processed, students meet other international students, we share a meal, you will have a campus tour, you will receive the university identification card (Ranger Card), activate your e-mail account, meet and greet campus personnel from various offices, register for classes, learn about your health insurance and how to stay safe and healthy on campus. In addition, you will receive an orientation folder with much needed information on local events, the U.S. education system, cross-cultural adaptation, campus events etc. In the Fall semester, (usually in August/September), the orientation is usually 2 full days. In the Spring semester (January) the program is one full day.
All new international students will be required to attend the orientation. See a sample agenda of what to expect on these days.
*Some students may have an opportunity to activate their e-mail and/or receive academic advising prior to the dates, below. However, it is still required for students to attend the orientation. Can’t attend due to visa issues? Please e-mail. email@example.com
Fall Semester, 2011 International Student Orientation
Wednesday, August 31st, Oak Room
Thursday, September 1st, Oak Room
Spring Semester, 2012 International Student Orientation
Thursday, January 12th, Oak Room
Friday, January 13th, Oak Room
The International Orientations are held at:
International Student Services
Greenquist 210 (L2 Level)
Phone: (262) 595-2701
See: campus map (PDF)