International Student Services

Spring 2019 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 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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bus side view 8:45 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

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

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.

bus1:00 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

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

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) and Pullman Macomb bus stop.

shopping 3:00 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

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

dinner and tour 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. 

bus side view 8:15 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

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

wesl test 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.
check in 9:00 am - 11:30 am:  CHECK-IN
  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring your academic and immigration papers, and your completed medical forms.

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

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby. 
  • We'll take any interested students out to lunch at Subway.

bus 1:00 pm:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

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

check in 1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to 3rd floor Memorial Hall.
  • If you have not checked in, bring your academic and immigration papers, and your completed 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 (print from STARS account).

shopping cart 1:30 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

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

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

  • Pickup at Olson Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • We will go to a local restaurant.

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

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring all your academic and immigration papers, and your completed medical forms.

bus10:00 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop

infosession10:30 am - 12:00 pm: INFORMATION SESSIONS: REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS!

  • Go to the Lincoln Room (1st floor University Union).
  • Learn about all of the services provided at WIU.

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

  • Go to the Lincoln Room (1st floor University Union).
  • Following the Information Sessions, enjoy a free lunch and learn about the American classroom culture presented by a WIU faculty member.

grad orientation1:00 pm: NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION - REQUIRED FOR ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Go to the Lincoln Room (1st floor University Union).
  • This mandatory information session is sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies.

check in  1:00 - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor.
  • If you have not checked in yet, bring your academic and immigration papers, and your completed medical forms.

exchange student orientation icon1:15 pm: EXCHANGE STUDENTS MEETING

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

wesl orientation2:00 pm: NEW WESL STUDENTS ORIENTATION SESSION

    • Required for all WESL students.
    • Go to Memorial Hall 341.

bank2:15 pm: BANK TRIP

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

shopping2:30 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby. 
  • For anyone who wants to shop.

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

  • Pickup at Olson Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • Meet people from the Macomb community and learn about U.S. culture. 

 

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

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

bus9:15 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

food9:30 am: FREE BREAKFAST - Go to the Memorial Hall 3rd floor lobby.

  • Come enjoy a free breakfast before the immigration session.

immigration10:00 am: IMMIGRATION 101 - REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS

  • Go to Memorial Hall 338.
  • Learn about maintaining your student visa status, jobs, driver's licenses, and social security numbers.

book11:00 am:  LIBRARY TOUR

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

food12:30 pm: LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

  • Pickup from Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby.
  • We'll take any interested students out to lunch.

check in 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm:  CHECK-IN

  • Go to Memorial Hall 3rd floor. 

campus tour1:30 pm: CAMPUS TOUR

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

 

bank2:15 pm:  BANK TRIP

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

shopping2:30 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

  • Pickup at Memorial Hall 1st floor lobby. 
  • We will take any interested students shopping.

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.

food6:15 pm:  DINNER (Dinner self-pay) 

  • Pickup at Olson Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • We'll take any interested students out for dinner.