Pre-Orientation for International Students

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International Student Program
Kagin Commons, First Floor
+1 651-696-6078
+1 651-696-6806 fax

MONDAY, August 25, 2014

  • Airport Pick Ups by Mentors (complete online arrival form)
  • Check into dorms, obtain student ID
  • Shopping if needed

8-10 p.m. Optional but strongly recommended: Meet and Greet (Campus Center Basement, The Loch Student Lounge)

TUESDAY, August 26, 2014

  • Airport Pick Ups until 4 p.m.
  • Check into dorms, obtain student ID
  • Shopping if needed
  • Open Bank Account (Old Main 001,002, 003 between 10am and 3pm)

9:00-11:00 a.m. Initial Ametrica Project Meeting (Kagin, Hill Ballroom ) Only Ametrica Participants

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Ametrica Project Meeting (Kagin, Hill Ballroom ) Domestic Ametrica participants will continue

11:00 - 1 p.m. Government Regulations Paperwork Session (ISP Lair).

  • Complete employment and tax documentation (W4, I-9)
  • Hand in passports and I-20s (or DS2019s) for copying

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Preseason Welcome Session International and Ametrica Students and Families (Weyerhaeuser Chapel)

7:00 p.m.  PO4IS -- Introductions of ISP staff, Mentors and You (Campus Center, John B Davis Lecture Hall)

7:30 p.m. Mentor Mediation I: The Foundation

WEDNESDAY, August 27, 2014

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.    Aaron Colhapp, Director of International Student Programs (Campus Center, John B Davis Lecture Hall)

  • Immigration and Other Laws Affecting International Students
  • Cultural Adjustment: The Student Experience, America, Academics, Finances, Health, and other Q & A

11:00 - 12:00 Mentor Mediation III: Adjusting to US Academic Life (Campus Center, John B Davis Lecture Hall)

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch with Mentors

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Mentor Mediation II: Sex and Drugs (Campus Center, John B Davis Lecture Hall)

3:30-5 p.m. Sarcasm 101: An Introduction to Humor in America (Campus Center, John B Davis Lecture Hall)

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner with Mentors

7:00 Ametrica (Campus Center, John B Davis Lecture Hall)

9:00 Optional: Observatory tour with Brian Adams (Oline Rice Smail Gallery)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014

7:00 a.m. Bus leaves for Social Security Office (77 Macalester Street)

9:00 - 12:00 p.m. Minneapolis Drop-off