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New International Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation - Thursday, August 15, 2019

Airport Pick-Up

The Office of Global Affairs sponsors airport pick-up from Pittsburgh International Airport and Morgantown Municipal Airport. 

Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) - Lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 9:30 p.m.
Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW) - Baggage Claim
  • All arriving flights

NOTE: Undergraduate students who have applied for and paid their housing deposit are permitted to move into the residence halls on August 13-14, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

NOTE: Intensive English Program (IEP) students are not required to attend this orientation session. They will have alternate orientation dates communicated directly through the IEP. 

Schedule of Events 

Orientation will introduce you to West Virginia University and Morgantown, allow you to meet other new students, and provide information on topics such as campus activities, health insurance requirements, managing your immigration and SEVIS record, U.S laws, and cultural adjustment. Staff members from offices around campus have made special arrangements to participate in this event so that they can introduce themselves and discuss the services and support they provide. Further questions about orientation can be answered by ISSS staff during check-in.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 (Tentative Schedule)

  • 7:30 - 8:30 A.M. | Check-in & Breakfast
    WVU Mountainlair Student Union 
  • 8:30 - 9:00 A.M. | Welcome
    Mountainlair Ballrooms, second floor Experience an introduction to the Mountaineer family and discover what is in store for your day. 
  • 9:00 -10:45 A.M. | Being an International Student
    Mountainlair Ballrooms, second floor
    This session explains important information for international students, including immigration, technology, academic standards, and more. 
  • 10:45 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. | Exchange Student Activities
    Exchange Students Only
    An afternoon planned activities and introduction to American collegiate life. 
  • 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. | Academic Sessions by College
    Various locations
    Meet with representatives from your academic college or school and hear what to expect in your first semester. You will be given the tools to make sure you are on track for graduation and prepared for your future career. 
  • Noon - 1:00 P.M. | Lunch Mountainlair eateries
    Free lunch?! Enjoy a meal on us. 
  • 1:15 - 4:00 P.M. | Advising and Placement Testing
    Mountainlair & Armstrong Hall
    Meet with an academic adviser to register for your first semester classes. If needed, take the ALEKS math placement exam. 
  • 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. | Parent Question and Answer Session
    Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair

    Parents of students can chat with representatives from the Mountaineer Parents Club, learning how to stay connected with your student while they're in school. 
  • 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. | Information Fair
    Mountainlair Commons, first floor We’ve gathered all of the offices that you need to speak to before move-in day in August. Check everything off your to-do list before you leave!

Friday, August 16, 2019 

4:00 - 6:00 P.M. | Welcome Picnic
Mountainlair Green
Join us as we welcome in the new academic year with a welcome picnic! The traditional American cookout will include food for a variety of dietary restrictions.