International Student Orientation Resources

Aug. 12, 2016

International Student Orientation Resources
Welcome, students!

Join the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) in welcoming our new class of international student to St. Louis from all around the world! Their orientation begins Friday, Aug. 12.

To extend our warm welcome, please familiarize yourselves with the schedule of events and resources available to help new students when they first arrive.

International students are already arriving and navigating campus resources, so please use these resources below to answer any questions about directions or locations of programs. Direct students to locations they may be unfamiliar with to help them find their way. 

Graduate International Student Orientation Friday, Aug. 12: Check in at the University Center Commons on the upper level (175 Edgar Road)

Immigration Check-in during orientation from 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Orientation includes a Student Resource Fair for new students to view and print their student class schedules, open bank accounts, set up mobile phone services, learn more about billing, on campus jobs, campus involvement, and much  more. 

New Student Orientation Aug. 18-21

International students participate in all campus wide orientation events and have several special programs offered to meet their needs in transitioning to a new culture. Please encourage them to register and refer to the schedules in the links below:

New This Year! You Board: International Student Orientation Online

New international students and study abroad international students access Orientation materials online in Connections WorldClassroom after registering for classes. "Before You Board: International Student Orientation Online" includes valuable advice from current students on:

  • adjusting to a new culture
  • tips and advice on navigating your new educational environment and our St. Louis campus
  • setting up services like cell phone plans and bank accounts
  • accessing resources to support success like academic advising, English as a Second Language courses, health insurance, immigration advising, library and much more

Students receive an email invitation to join Before You Board and must first be enrolled and activate their Connections account to begin.  

Airport Pickup Requests 

Students arriving for the first time in St. Louis may request free airport pickup service with advance notice. We confirm with students via email regarding arrival procedures and how to find us at the airport. 

Where can you find us? 

The MCISA office is located at 536 Garden (next to the University Bookstore). We are open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Help us welcome our new class of Global Gorloks!

Photos from past orientations can also be found on our Facebook page, on Instagram and in our Flickr albums.

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