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New International Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation - Thursday, August 13, 2020

Airport Pick-Up

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

Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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 11, 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 13, 2020 (Tentative Schedule)

  • 7:30 - 8:30 A.M. | Check-in & Breakfast
    WVU Mountainlair Student Union 
  • 8:30 - 9:00 A.M. | Welcome from WVU President E. Gordon Gee
    Mountainlair Ballrooms, Second Floor  
    Experience an introduction to the Mountaineer family and discover what is in store for your day.
  • 9:15 -10:30 A.M. | Academic Sessions 
    Various Locations 
    This session explains important information for international students, including immigration, technology, academic standards, and more. 
  • 9:15 -10:30 A.M. | Exchange Student 101 
    For Exchange Students (non-degree) Students Only  
    Meet WVU's Education Abroad team, as well as your fellow exchange students. Welcome activities will help you meet your new classmates, as well as introduce you to campus life at WVU. 
  • 10:45 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. | International Student 101
    Location TBD, Required for all International Students 
    An afternoon planned activities and introduction to American collegiate life. 
  • 11:30 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. | Lunch
    Mountainlair Eateries
    Free lunch?! Enjoy a meal on us.
  • 12:30 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. 
  • 1:30 P.M. | Information Fair
    Mountainlair Commons, First Floor 
    We’ve gathered all of the offices that you need to speak to. Check everything off your to-do list before you leave!

Friday, August 14, 2020


12:00 - 4:00 P.M. | Welcome Cookout
Mountainlair Green
Join us as we welcome in the new semester!