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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 2-part check-in process and attend the required International Student Orientation.

Fall Arrivals

1

Register and attend the International Student Orientation to meet orientation and physical presence requirements. Failure to attend this session will keep you from being able to register for classes.

Mandatory International Student and Scholar Services Orientation

Date TBA
Mandatory International Student and Scholar Services Orientation

Time and Place TBA

2

Once you arrive on campus, make sure to attend the non-degree orientation described above held by our office. Our International Student and Scholar Services team will provide resources and instructions on how to upload your immigration documents to myPassport. You already received this information with your pre-arrival documents.

You should upload these documents within 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.

  • Visit Health & Wellness to provide immunization record for a Measles Hold (if applicable)
  • Meet with an International Student and Scholar 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 for the International Student Orientation to meet orientation and physical presence requirements. Failure to attend will keep you from being able to register for classes.

Orientation Schedule

Date TBA
Mandatory International Student Orientation
Time and Place TBA

 

  • 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-International Student and Scholar 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 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.

  • Visit Coug Health to provide your immunization record for a Measles Hold (if applicable)
  • Meet with an International Student and Scholar 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 – International Student and Scholar 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.