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New International Student Orientation

Welcome!

Orientation is an important step in making the most of your experience at Beloit College. Prior to the start of the semester each fall and spring, we gather students together who come to the college from outside the United States. Orientation offers you opportunities to learn about the college and to learn about each other. It also gives you a little more time to settle in to your new college home. All new international students are expected to participate fully in the entire orientation program.

What happens during orientation?

During orientation, we'll have a variety of events and activities. You'll learn about many of the resources at the college and meet staff from various offices and departments. There will be immigration sessions to provide you with details about your visa status, sessions on adjusting to academic and cultural life, and a Beloit Friendship Family gathering. You'll meet your academic advisor and register for courses. We'll also explore the community, eat together, and have some fun together. Of course, you'll have lots of opportunities to ask questions.

Arrival Information

Students Starting in Fall 2017

International students should plan to arrive on campus during the day on Thursday, August 17, 2017. If you arrive to the United States earlier, you must arrange your own accommodations. Students will not be allowed to move into residence halls until orientation begins. Please check your email for additional instructions prior to traveling.

Students Starting in Spring 2018

A schedule will be posted mid-fall semester for the spring orientation.

International students should plan to arrive on campus during the day on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. If you arrive to the United States earlier, you must arrange your own accommodations. Students will not be allowed to move into residence halls until orientation begins. Please check your email for additional instructions prior to traveling.


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