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New International Student & Scholar Orientation

The Office of International Education and Development welcomes you to Western Oregon University and looks forward to your arrival at WOU!

The New International Student Orientation program aims to orient new international students and scholars to life in the United States and to Western Oregon University. Orientation is designed to provide our new international students with information about WOU, its policies and procedures, its campus and facilities, and the City of Monmouth and local resources. It is important for all new or transfer international students to attend orientation.

Below is the schedule for events and required check-in procedures such as the Health and Medical Screening and immigration document check-in.

Summer Term Orientation, 2014

Wednesday, June18

9:00AM Check-in during between this time at the OIED office in Maaske Hall

  • Verify/Copy documents (OIED Office in Maake Hall): Bring your Admission letter, I-20/DS-2019, Passport and I-94 card
  • Get your WOU ID Card (Werner University Center): bring your WOU admission letter and passport
  • Set up your WOU Network account for wou.edu e-mail and WOU Portal to use the computers on campus (Library Computer Lab)
  • Set-up a bank account (if you don’t have one) for checking, deposit, wire transfer, and getting checks to pay for fees (WOU will not accept a credit card or cash for payments). You will need your local mailing address in United States, WOU ID Card, Passport, I-20, Admission letter, and a minimum of $100 to deposit.
  • Students planning on living on-campus need to verify their room assignment or apply if needed or required (Housing office in Ackerman Hall).

New Students Orientation

Wolfweb - Navigating your student account.

Immigration Rules and Regulations

Academic Advising, Registration

Campus Tour

Thursday, June 19

9:00AM - Health and Medical Screening: MMR and TB testing. Mandatory attendance for all new international students (OIED). Bring your Health History Form, health documents, x-ray, etc.

Monday, June 23

First Day of Classes

Fall Term 2014

Wednesday, September 17
9:00AM – 11:00AM Check-in during between this time at the OIED office in Maaske Hall

  • Verify/Copy documents (OIED Office in Maake Hall): Bring your Admission letter, I-20/DS-2019, Passport and I-94 card
  • Get your WOU ID Card (Werner University Center): bring your WOU admission letter and passport
  • Set up your WOU Network account for wou.edu e-mail and WOU Portal to use the computers on campus (Library Computer Lab)
  • Set-up a bank account (if you don’t have one) for checking, deposit, wire transfer, and getting checks to pay for fees (WOU will not accept a credit card or cash for payments). You will need your local mailing address in United States, WOU ID Card, Passport, I-20, Admission letter, and a minimum of $100 to deposit.
  • Students planning on living on-campus need to verify their room assignment or apply if needed or required (Housing office in Ackerman Hall)
  • .Health and Medical Screening: MMR and TB testing.  Mandatory attendance for all new international students (OIED). Bring your Health History Form, health documents, x-ray, etc.
    Wolfweb - Navigating your student account.  Campus Tour

1:00PM – Need cell phones or sim cards, T-Mobile will be on campus
5:00PM Residence Halls and On-Campus move-in at 6:30PM (OIED)

Thursday, September 18
10:00AM Academic Advising Appointment.  Students divide up and meet in separate groups

12:00PM BBQ Lunch and Welcome event for new international students hosted by the President of Western Oregon University (lawn outside OIED office).

Friday, September 19
New Student Orientation Overnight Retreat: We will ride a bus to Bnai Brith Camp in Lincoln City, Oregon and spend the night. We will return to Monmouth the next day before 12PM.
Things to bring:

  1. Blankets, Pillows,
  2. Toiletries (toothbrush, face wash, towels, etc)
  3. Change of clothes and a warm jacket (in case it gets cold)

8:30AM Meet at Maaske Hall and be sure to have everything you need. The bus will leave at 9am.
10:30AM Arrive at Bnai Brith Camp and start New Student Orientation
12:00PM Lunch at the Main Lodge and Continue Orientation
5:00PM   Dinner at the Main Lodge and have discussion and skits on Student Life & Social Events into the night. Bring your questions!

Saturday, September 20
7:30AM Breakfast, clean up, and pack up - get ready to go by 9:00AM
12:00PM Return to Monmouth

Mon – Fri, September 22-26 NEW STUDENT WEEK
Please check the New Student Week schedule for mandatory and important events through the week Many of the meetings are informational and interesting so be sure to check out the schedule when you arrive:

Information for Students Setting up their Account and Current Students

Network/Email Set-up Instructions or Step by Step Instructions

Process to Transfer Credits from a Foreign Institution

Contact

International Education & Development ph:503-838-8425 fax:503-838-8338 | or e-mail: global@wou.edu

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