International Student Services

 Fall 2018 New International Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation

The Center for International Studies is committed to giving its new international students an informative, fun, thorough and valuable orientation experience through the following services:

  • Free pickup from the Quad City Airport (MLI) or Macomb train station group of students
  • Immigration and academic check-in
  • Opening your WIU email and STARS account (if you haven't done so prior to arrival)
  • Banking, shopping, and restaurant trips
  • Assistance finding and moving in to permanent housing
  • Introductions to WIU students, faculty, staff, and community
  • Learning about the WIU campus and Macomb community

Each student will be charged a non-refundable $75 orientation fee charge if attending the Macomb campus. 

 

Dates: | Mon., Aug. 13 | Tues., Aug. 14 | Wed., Aug. 15 | Thurs., Aug. 16 | Fri., Aug. 17 |   

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 8:45 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to the University Union Grand Ballroom (1st floor).
  • Please bring your academic and immigration papers, as well as your completed medical forms.

 12:00 pm:  LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup outside the University Union (Murray St. entrance). 
  • We will take any interested students to the Hibachi Grill Buffet.

 12:45 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to the University Union Grand Ballroom (1st floor).
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring your academic and immigration papers, and completed medical forms.

1:30 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup outside the University Union (Murray St. entrance) and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

3:00 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup outside the University Union (Murray St. entrance) and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

6:00 pm:  DINNER/DRIVING TOUR OF MACOMB AND CAMPUS (Self-pay)

  • Pickup at Olson Hall, America’s Best Value Inn, and Pullman Macomb bus stop. We will go to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner and tour Macomb and the WIU campus. 

9:00 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
9:00 am - 11:30 am:  CHECK-IN
  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • If you have not checked in, bring your academic and immigration papers, and your completed medical forms.

9:30 am: FREE BREAKFAST

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor lobby. 
  • Come for a free breakfast and stay for the scavenger hunt! 

 Runners10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: SCAVENGER HUNT

  •    Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor lobby. Explore campus and win prizes! 

 Residence Hall10:00 a.m.: EARLY RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-IN

  •    We’ll help you move into your assigned residence hall. 

12:00 pm: LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby.  

 1:00 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to 3rd floor Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring your academic and immigration papers, and medical forms.

bank  1:15 pm: BANK TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • Bring your WIU ID card, $50 in cash, passport, and housing assignment.

  1:30 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 6:00 pm:  DINNER (Dinner self-pay) 

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall parking lot, America's Best Value Inn, and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 8:45 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America's Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 9:00 am - 11:30 am:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring all your academic and immigration papers, as well as your completed medical forms.

 10:30 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America's Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

book 11:00 am: LIBRARY TOUR

  • Go to the Library lobby.
  • Learn how to use all of the available resources available in the library.

12:00 pm: LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby and Malpass Library bus stop.

 12:45 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America's Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

  1:30 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring all your academic and immigration papers, as well as your completed medical forms.

1:00 pm: CAMPUS TOUR

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • We will show you around the campus.

   bank  1:15 pm: BANK TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • Bring your WIU ID card, passport, and housing assignment.

1:30 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby and Pullman Macomb bus stop. 

 6:00 pm:  DINNER (Dinner Self-pay) 

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall parking lot.
  • We will go to El Rancherito (Mexican restaurant) for dinner.

 

8:15 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

  8:30 am: WESL PLACEMENT TEST

  • Go to Memorial Hall 341.
  • Required for those who have not met their English language proficiency!
  • Please bring your passport.

bank 8:45 am: BANK TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby.
  • Bring your WIU ID card, passport, and housing assignment.

 9:00 am - 11:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.

 9:00 am: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby.

11:30 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 12:00 pm: AMERICAN CLASSROOM PRESENTATION AND LUNCH (Free)

  • Go to the Capitol Room (1st-floor University Union).
  • Learn about the culture of the American classroom and enjoy a free lunch.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: INFORMATION SESSIONS: REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS!

  • Go to the Capitol Rooms (1st-floor University Union).
  • Representatives from University departments will present on housing, safety, student health insurance, activities, the recreation center, and much more.

 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.

3:00 pm: NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION - REQUIRED FOR ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Go to the Capitol Rooms (University Union).
  • Information session for all new graduate students sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies. 

 5:45 pm:  AMERICAN CULTURE NIGHT (FREE DINNER) 

  •  Pickup at Memorial Hall parking lot and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • Come for a free dinner at the Campus Students for Christ House at 1545 Riverview Dr.
  • This is a great chance to meet people from the Macomb community and learn about U.S. culture.

 

 

9:00 am - 11:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring your academic and immigration papers, and your medical forms.

9:30 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

10:00 am: IMMIGRATION 101 - REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS

  • Go to the Capitol Room (Union 1st floor).
  • Learn about maintaining your student visa status, jobs, driver's licenses, and social security numbers.

book 11:00 am: MALPASS LIBRARY TOUR

  • Go to the Library lobby. 
  • Learn how to use all of the available resources in the library.

12:00 pm: LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup from Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby.

12:45 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • Bring your academic and immigration papers, and your medical forms.

campus tour1:00 pm: CAMPUS TOUR - Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor lobby.

  • We will show you around the campus.

bank building1:15 pm:  BANK TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby.

 shopping cart1:30 pm:  SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby. 

 exchange student orientation icon1:30 pm:  EXCHANGE STUDENT MEETING  (for exchange students only)

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 8 to meet with your Study Abroad Advisor. 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION - REQUIRED FOR ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Go to the Lamoine Room (ground floor, University Union).
  • Topics will include policies, procedures, financial services, and survival tips for graduate school.

New Student Convocation5:30 p.m.:  NEW STUDENT CONVOCATION (for undergraduates)

  • Go to Western Hall (next to the Recreation Center).
  • WIU President Jack Thomas, faculty, and staff will welcome new undergraduate students to Western Illinois University.  

picnic6:15 p.m.:  PRESIDENT’S PICNIC (free food)

  • Immediately after Convocation, outside Western Hall 

Rocky After Dark8:30 p.m.:  ROCKY AFTER DARK: FIRST NIGHT FUN 

  • Go to Hanson Football Field.
  • Enjoy free food, prizes, rides, games, and live entertainment!