International Student Services

Fall 2019 New International Student Orientation

 

 

New International Student Orientation

The School of Global Education and Outreach 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 orientation group
  • 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. 

 

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If you need a ride to campus to attend orientation activities, please arrange this with an Orientation staff member by emailing pickup@wiu.edu. 

 

DOWNLOAD FALL 2019 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

bus side view 8:45 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff. 

checkin 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.

food12:00 pm:  LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

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

bus12:45 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff.

check in 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.

shopping 1:30 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup outside the University Union (Murray St. entrance).

shopping 3:00 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup outside the University Union (Murray St. entrance).

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

  • Pickup at Olson Hall (by the front desk)
  • We will go to Gelsosomo's Pizza and then tour Macomb and the WIU campus.

 

  

bus side view 9:00 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff.

checkin 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1.
  • Please bring your academic and immigration papers, as well as your completed medical forms.

food  9:30 a.m.: FREE BREAKFAST

  •    Go to Horrabin Hall 1
  •    Come for a free breakfast and stay for the scavenger hunt!

 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: SCAVENGER HUNT

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1. Explore campus and win prizes!

food12:00 pm:  LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup at Horrabin Hall 1  
  • We will take students to Subway.

bus1:00 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff.

check in 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1.
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring your academic and immigration papers, and completed medical forms.

bank  1:15 pm: BANK AND SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Horrabin Hall 1.

food  6:00 pm:  DINNER (Self-pay)

wesl test 8:30 am: ESL PLACEMENT TEST

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 25.
  • Required for those who have not met their English language proficiency!
  • Please bring your passport and $100 in cash.

bus side view 8:45 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff.

check in 9:00 am - 11:30 am:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1.
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring your academic and immigration papers, and your completed medical forms.

 

10:00 am: EARLY RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-IN

  • We will help you move in to your assigned residence hall.  Please arrange with orientation staff.

book10:30 am:  LIBRARY TOUR

  • Go to the Malpass Library lobby. 
  • Learn about all of the resources available to you.

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

  • Pickup at Horrabin Hall 1. 
  • We'll take any interested students to the Old Dairy

bus 12:45 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff.

check in 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1.
  • If you have not checked in, bring your academic and immigration papers, and your completed medical forms.

campus tour1:00 pm: CAMPUS TOUR

  • Go to Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby.
  • We will take you on a walking campus tour.

bank 1:15 pm: BANK AND SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Horrabin Hall 1. 
  • Bring your WIU ID card, $50 in cash, passport, and housing assignment (print from STARS account).

 

food 6:00 pm:  DINNER (Dinner self-pay) 

  • Pickup at Horrabin Hall 1. 
  • We will go to a local restaurant.

 bus side view 8:15 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff.

bank8:45 am: BANK AND SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Horrabin Hall 1
  • For anyone who wants to open a bank account.  Bring your WIU ID card, $50 cash, passport, and housing assignment (print from STARS account).

 check in 9:00 am - 11:30 am:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1.
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring all your academic and immigration papers, and your completed medical forms.

bus side view 11:30 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff.

american presentation12:00 pm: AMERICAN CLASSROOM PRESENTATION/LUNCH (Free)

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1. 
  • Enjoy a free lunch and learn about the American classroom culture presented by a WIU faculty member.

infosession1:00 - 2:30 pm: INFORMATION SESSIONS

  • Horrabin Hall 1. 
  • Learn about all of the services provided at WIU.

check in  1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring your academic and immigration papers, and your completed medical forms.

 

  bank2:30 pm: BANK TRIP

  • Pickup at Horrabin Hall 1
  • For anyone who wants to open a bank account.  Bring your WIU ID card, $50 cash, passport, and housing assignment (print from STARS account).

culture night5:45 pm:  AMERICAN CULTURE NIGHT (FREE DINNER) 

  • Pickup at Olson Hall.  Come for a free dinner at the Campus Students for Christ House (1545 Riverview Drive)
  • Meet people from the Macomb community and learn about U.S. culture. 

 

check in 9:00 am - 11:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1. 
  • Bring your academic and immigration papers, and your completed medical forms.

bus9:00 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff.

immigration9:30 am: IMMIGRATION 101 

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1
  • Learn about maintaining your student visa status, jobs, driver's licenses, and social security numbers.

book10:30 am:  LIBRARY TOUR

  • Go to the Malpass Library lobby. 
  • Learn about all of the resources available to you.

bus12:45 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Please arrange with orientation staff.

check in 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1. 

campus tour1:00 pm: CAMPUS TOUR

  • Go to Horrabin Hall 1.
  • We will take you on a walking campus tour.

bank1:15 pm:  BANK AND SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Horrabin Hall 1. 
  • Bring your WIU ID card, $50 in cash, passport, and housing assignment (print from STARS account).

exchange student orientation icon1:30 pm: EXCHANGE STUDENTS MEETING

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

grad orientation2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION - REQUIRED FOR ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Go to the Capitol Rooms (1st floor, University Union).
  • Topics will include policies, procedures, financial services, and survival tips for graduate school.

  

 10:30 am: TOUR OF DOWNTOWN MACOMB

  • Pickup from Horrabin Hall 1
  • Tour the downtown area including the City Center (bus transit), train station and local businesses.