New Student steps   

Please follow the instructions below to prepare for class registration and term welcome week activities. 


Questions? Email: [email protected]


Not an INTO OSU student? Learn more about Orientation for directly admitted international students.

Preparing for Orientation

Follow the instructions sent to your email. They will provide a timeline of tasks to complete leading up to on-campus International Student Orientation. Below are the first tasks that you can begin as soon as you receive confirmation from Oregon State University. 

  1.  ONID account activation

  2.  Setting up OSU Email

  3.  Apply for On-Campus Housing

  4.  Submit immunization information

  5.  Academic Requirements

  6.  Payment

  7.  Canvas online orientation

  8.  Visa and arrivals

  9.  Informational sessions and early registration

  10.  International Student Orientation (On-Campus)

1. ONID activation

Please visit the ONID website and click on “Sign up for ONID.” ( You will be prompted to enter your personal information. It will require your 9-digit student ID number, found on your Confirmation Letter. ex: 900-000-000

You will use your ONID username and password every day as an OSU student.

2. Email

Access your OSU email account by logging into

username: <yourONID> 

password: created in step 1 ONID activation

Start using your OSU email every day. Staff and advisors will expect you to write emails through your OSU account.

It is also your log-in for many other OSU services like UHDS, wi-fi, printing, and more.

3. Apply for UHDS on-campus Housing

If you're interested in living in campus dormitories, please complete the Housing Preferences form as soon as possible. You will then receive instructions on how to create a profile and complete a housing application. 

More info

4. Immunizations 

OSU asks all new students to submit their childhood vaccination records.  Your health information is confidential and will not be shared with anyone. If you have records of your childhood immunizations, you should submit copies of those records to OSU now. You may need to receive additional immunizations, as required by OSU. 

For examples of international vaccination records or what to do if you do not have a copy of your records, click the button below.
Click Here

For information on the COVID vaccine and quarantine requirements, click below.


5. Academic Requirements 
For graduate students: Mail academic documents to International Admissions before early registration.

 For all undergraduate students, please provide the required documents during your first term at OSU. 

  • Please see your confirmation letter for specific outstanding documents you need to bring with you. If you have any questions about why these documents are needed or what makes them official please contact [email protected].

For undergraduate students: ALEKS math placement test before registration

This math placement test can take 2 to 3 hours in total.

Take the test

6. Payments

Submit your payment in full on INTOPAY. If you have questions about payment methods or totals, email [email protected] or make an appointment. 


You have two finance accounts: INTO OSU Finance and OSU Student Finance Account. Your tuition and housing will go to your INTO OSU account while your health insurance, incidental fees, and on-campus purchases will go on your OSU student account. Once you progress out of INTO OSU, all charges will go on your OSU account. 

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7. Canvas online orientation course

Log into with your ONID. Accept the Orientation course and read all information carefully. Canvas will be the full resource for your welcome week events and include instructions for start of term.  

Start completing the orientation canvas before you get your visa.


8. Visa and Arrivals

Email [email protected] for visa interview assistance. Once you have your visa, you'll want to book your airport shuttle and other steps before you depart your country. 

More info

Book your airport shuttle


9. Attend zoom informational sessions

You're invited to attend pre-arrival meetings regarding immunizations, holds, and coming to the US. We strive to register students during the early registration (held on-line)  period, which happens in the months before the term begins. You are only eligible for early registration if you complete the previous steps. Check your email and canvas for event details. 

10. Welcome Week

All students are expected to attend these events the week before classes begin. There are required events with staff and advisors. There will also be fun, optional social events to help you learn about OSU and make connections with other students.

More info

Students: Find more information and begin your orientation now on your canvas Orientation course: 

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a student of OSU or community member that would like to help welcome new international students to OSU? Email [email protected] for more information on future volunteer opportunities at International Student Orientation or visit the Volunteer page for to view all volunteer opportunities with INTO OSU.