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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.
New Student Orientation begins in the months before the start of term. Check your email for instructions on what you should do before your arrival. You may be able to register for classes before you come to campus. See below for the first steps to take as a new OSU student.
Welcome Week is the week before the first day of classes. You should plan on arriving at least one day before the start of Welcome Week (refer to brochure or I-20 for start date). This is a time to complete requirements, meet staff and other students, and acquaint yourself with campus.
*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.
You will use your ONID username and password every day as an OSU student, so be sure to record them in a safe place. After you create a password, please enter your personal email as an alternative contact. This way, you will be able to use your personal email as a recovery method in case you cannot access your OSU account.
Next, set up your OSU student email. OSU uses Google/Gmail for student email. https://is.oregonstate.edu/google
Check your student email every day.
OSU asks all new students to submit their childhood vaccination records. Your health information is confidential and will not be shared with anyone. This information is only reviewed by Health Center staff if you come to the health center for care.
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.
Please go to the Immunization office website to see required vaccinations and methods to submit your records.
If you do not have any records of immunizations you have received in the past, you have two options.
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 us at [email protected].
This math placement test can take 2 to 3 hours in total.
Visit the OSU MATH PLACEMENT link for instructions on how to take the ALEKS test. You can retake the test if you are unhappy with your score.
All tasks will be explained in further detail via email and in your canvas online orientation course. You will receive an email invitation to join our International Student Orientation course on the Canvaswebsite. Complete all tasks assigned in the canvas course and use it as a resource for your arrival, welcome week schedule, and opportunities to connect at OSU.
The canvas online course prepares students for early registration (before Welcome Week). Please try to complete all tasks in canvas by the provided deadlines in the course calendar.
You will have access to the canvas course in the weeks before the start of term.
For more information now, please email [email protected].
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.