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International On Campus

New Non-Degree Students

Welcome to Washington State University. All incoming students must complete an orientation program and an immigration check-in.

During the required orientation, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the WSU campus, identify academic resources, and complete immigration requirements. To maintain your F-1/J-1 non-immigrant status, you must complete our two-part check-in process.

Fall Arrivals

1

Register and attend the Global Services Orientation to meet the physical presence check-in requirement.

Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 17

    Check-In (8:45 – 9:30 a.m., Bryan Hall Lobby)
    Advising Session (9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Bryan Hall 116)
    Immigration Session (11 a.m. – Noon, International Center, CUB L46)
    Lunch Sessions – Tips for Non-Degree Students
    (1 – 2:45 p.m., International Center, CUB L46)
    Library Tour (3 – 4 p.m.)
    Campus Tour (4 – 5 p.m., Begins at Library)
    Rotary BBQ/Ice Cream Social (5 – 7 p.m., Reaney Park)

Friday, August 18

    Class Registration for J1 (9 – 11 a.m., Bryan Hall 105)
    Class Registration for F1 (9 – 11 a.m., Bryan Hall 206)
    All Campus Picnic (11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Cougar Way)
    Sponsored Student Event (1 – 3 p.m., Butch’s Den, CUB L60)
    iSHIP (2 – 3 p.m., Washington Building)
    Coffee Hour: U.S. Dos and Don’ts (3 – 4 p.m., International Center, CUB L46)
2

Once you arrive on campus, attend the non-degree orientation, Thursday, August 17 in the lobby of Bryan Hall. Our Global Services team will provide resources to upload your immigration documents to myPassport.

You should upload these documents within seven days of your orientation check-in.

  • I-20/DS-2019 (Previous I-20/DS-2019 if you are a transfer student)
  • Biographical passport page (and extension, if applicable)
  • F-1/J-1 visa
  • Port-of-entry stamp from most recent entry into the United States
  • I-94 document

Orientation Checklist

Complete the remaining items on your orientation checklist located in myPassport.

  • Measles Hold (if applicable) – visit Health & Wellness to provide immunization record
  • Meet with a Global Services peer mentor to plan your schedule (non-degree students only)
  • Meet with Bilateral Exchange Coordinator in Bryan Hall 105 (bilateral exchange students only)
  • Obtain a Cougar Card at the Compton Union Building (CUB)
  • Provide emergency contact information

Spring Arrivals

1

Register and attend the Global Services Orientation to meet the physical presence check-in requirement.

The 2017 Spring Orientation schedule is now available.

2

Once you arrive on campus, attend the non-degree orientation. Our Global Services team will provide resources to upload your immigration documents to myPassport.

You should upload these documents within seven days of your orientation check-in.

  • I-20/DS-2019 (Previous I-20/DS-2019 if you are a transfer student)
  • Biographical passport page (and extension, if applicable)
  • F-1/J-1 visa
  • Port-of-entry stamp from most recent entry into the United States
  • I-94 document

Orientation Checklist

Complete the remaining items on your orientation checklist located in myPassport.

  • Measles Hold (if applicable) – visit Health & Wellness to provide immunization record
  • Meet with a Global Services peer mentor to plan your schedule (non-degree students only)
  • Meet with Bilateral Exchange Coordinator in Bryan Hall 105 (bilateral exchange students only)
  • Obtain a Cougar Card at the Compton Union Building (CUB)
  • Provide emergency contact information

On Campus Resources for New International Students

International Programs – Global Services

Our department assists international students through knowledge and expertise in immigration advising and cross-cultural programming.

International Center

The International Center is your campus living room—a comfortable place where international students and friends gather to relax, socialize, and study.

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