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New Student Orientation takes place in the days leading up to the start of your first day of classes. It's a time to get registered for classes, meet fellow students, and get acquainted with your new surroundings.
You should plan on arriving at least one day before the start of Orientation (refer to brochure or I-20 for start date). The Orientation start time and location will be communicate via email before your arrival.
*COVID-19 Arrival Plans - Due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19, you may be required to quarantine yourself upon arrival to the US. Please email [email protected] for assistance in planning your arrival to the university. Currently all Orientation sessions will be offered online/remotely to accommodate any student who is unable to travel to campus for classes.
Orientation is required for all students to attend. During orientation you will meet other students in your program, learn about OSU’s campus, learn about your visa regulations, and register for classes. Orientation topics include:
International Year One and Undergraduate Transfer Program Students are required to take a math placement test. Academic English students are tested to determine their class level. You will be registered for classes and receive your class schedule. You will use your class schedule to purchase your textbooks, which can be purchases from the OSU Beaver Store. Students who arrive late may be charged a late registration fee of $300.
For questions you can email [email protected].
Utilize the drop-down menus below to prepare for your upcoming Orientation. For more information on preparing for Orientation and your Academic Program, read our Welcome Guide.
Are you a student leader that would like to help welcome new 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.