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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 and attend the required International Student Orientation.

Fall Arrivals

1

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

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

Attend the Spring Alive! and register for the International Student Orientation to meet orientation and physical presence requirements. Failure to attend those sessions will keep you from being able to register for classes.

Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, January 3 and Thursday, January 4
Follow Alive! Schedule

Friday, January 5
Mandatory International Student Orientation

  • Check-In/Registration (8 – 9:30 a.m., Bryan Hall 205/206)
  • Advising Session (9:30 – 11 a.m., Bryan Hall 116)
  • Luncheon (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) – Tips for Non-Degree Students
  • Health and Wellness Session (1:15 – 2:15 p.m., Health and Wellness Building)
  • Cultural Adjustment Session (2:45 – 3:45 p.m., International Center, CUB L46)
  • Immigration Session (3:45 – 4:45 p.m., International Center, CUB L46)
2

During the non-degree orientation, the IP-Global Services team will provide resources and instructions to upload your immigration documents to myPassport. You also receive this information with your pre-arrival documents.

You should upload these documents within seven (7) days of your orientation check-in.

  • I-20/DS-2019
  • Biographical passport page (and extension, if applicable)
  • F-1/J-1 visa stamp
  • 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. We are located in Bryan Hall 206.

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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