Center for International Studies

 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. 

 

Please check back in April for the final orientation schedule.

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

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Monday,  August 13

 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.

 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 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-pa

  • 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. 

8:15 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at America’s Best Value Inn and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
8:30 am - 11:30 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.

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.

 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.
  • 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).

  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 Olson Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • We will go to a Mexican restaurant, El Rancherito, for dinner.

 9:00 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 9:00 am - 10:30 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.

12:30 pm: LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

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

1:00 pm: CAMPUS TOUR

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

  1:30 - 3:30 pm:  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.

 

   bank  2:15 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).

2:30 pm: SHOPPING TRIP

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

 6:00 pm:  DINNER (Dinner self-pay) 

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

 

Thursday, August 16

8:15 am:  RIDES TO CAMPUS

  • Pickup at Pullman Macomb bus stop.

 8:30 am - 10:00 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.

  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 8:30 am: 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).

 8:45 am: SHOPPING TRIP

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

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

  • Go to the Capitol Rooms (1st-floor University Union).
  • Following the information sessions, enjoy a free lunch and learn about the culture of the American classroom, presented by a WIU faculty member.

 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 completed medical forms.

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

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

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

  • Go to the Capitol Rooms (1st-floor University Union).
  • This is a mandatory orientation session sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies.

 

 5:45 pm:  AMERICAN CULTURE NIGHT (FREE DINNER)--CSC HOUSE

  •  Pickup at Olson Hall and Pullman Macomb bus stop.
  • This is a great chance to meet people from the Macomb community and learn about U.S. culture.

 

 

10:00 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.

book 11:15 am: LIBRARY TOUR

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

12:30 pm: LUNCH TRIP (Self-pay)

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

2:00 pm: NEW WESL STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSION - REQUIRED FOR ALL WESL STUDENTS.

  • Go to Memorial Hall 341 .

2:30 pm - 5:00 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.

6:15 pm: DINNER (Self-pay)

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