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International On Campus

New Undergraduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Washington State University. We welcome you to the WSU family and look forward to assisting you. All incoming students (first-year and transfer) 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 Fall Alive! and International Student Orientation (registration not required for International Student Orientation) to meet orientation requirements. Failure to attend will keep you from being able to register for classes.

Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 13
International Student Check-In
7:45 – 8:15 a.m., Butch’s Den in CUB Lower Level

Mandatory International Student Orientation
8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., CUB Lower Level

Writing Placement Test
3 – 5 p.m., CUE Atrium

Fall Alive! Check-In
3 – 7 p.m., CUB Junior Ballroom

Tuesday, August 14
Follow Alive! Schedule

Wednesday, August 15
Follow Alive! Schedule

2

During the international orientation, our Global Services team will provide information about uploading 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

In addition to the document upload listed above, make sure you complete the remaining items listed on your orientation checklist located in myPassport.

  • Attend the International Programs mandatory orientation on August 13, 2018. If you are a sponsored student, please bring your Financial Guarantee with you, as you will meet with a Fiscal Team representative during the orientation.
  • Measles Hold (if applicable) – visit Health & Wellness to provide immunization record
  • Register and attend Fall Alive! orientation in order to meet with your academic advisor and plan your schedule
  • Obtain a Cougar Card at the Compton Union Building (can be completed at Fall Alive! orientation)
  • Provide emergency contact information

Spring Arrivals

1

Register and attend the Spring Alive! and International Student Orientation (registration not required for International Student Orientation) to meet orientation requirements. Failure to attend will keep you from being able to register for classes.

Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, January 3
Mandatory International Student Orientation and Check-In
11:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., CUE 202

Spring Alive! Check-In
3 – 4 p.m., CUB Junior Ballroom

Thursday, January 4
Follow Alive! Schedule

Friday, January 5
Follow Alive! Schedule

2

Once you arrive on campus, our Global Services team will provide information about uploading 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.

  • Make an appointment with the International Programs fiscal team (sponsored students only)
  • Measles Hold (if applicable) – visit Health & Wellness to provide immunization record
  • Meet with your academic advisor to plan your schedule (can be completed at Spring Alive! orientation)
  • Obtain a Cougar Card at the Compton Union Building (can be completed at Spring Alive! orientation)
  • Provide emergency contact information

Summer Arrivals

1

Register for Alive! orientation.

2

Once you arrive on campus, visit Bryan Hall, room 108 to meet the physical presence check-in requirement. Our Global Services team will provide information about uploading 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.

  • Make an appointment with the International Programs fiscal team (sponsored students only)
  • Measles Hold (if applicable) – visit Health & Wellness to provide immunization record
  • Meet with your academic advisor to plan your schedule (can be completed at Alive! orientation)
  • Obtain a Cougar Card at the Compton Union Building (can be completed at Alive! orientation)
  • 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.

New Student Programs

Alive! orientation facilitates new students in the transition to life at WSU by offering comprehensive orientation programming.

Week of Welcome is a week-long event that combines academic, educational, developmental, and social programming to provide a solid foundation for new and returning students.

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