International Students Orientation Schedule

  • Please check the applicable schedule below for additional details regarding your International student orientation schedule. Review closer to the event for any last minute updates or schedule changes that may have occurred.

  • Fall 2020 Orientation Schedule To Be Determined

    Below is a sample orientation schedule used for a past fall semester.

    Friday

    8:00 - 9:00 am | Check–In & Light Breakfast | CMU Ballroom and Kise Commons

    9:30-10:00 am | Welcome - President Anne Blackhurst and Director of Center for Global Engagement, Dr. Kimberly Gillette | CMU Ballroom
    Introductions: Staff and Diplomats

    10:00 - 11:00 am | Complete Immigration Documents and get student IDs: | CMU Ballroom
    Please bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, visa and print I-94 for us to photocopy. You will fill out forms, so bring a pen. You will complete immigration documents that ISS staff needs in order to update the immigration database.

    11:00 - 11:30 am | Business Services | CMU Ballroom

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Academic Support Center | CMU Ballroom

    12:00 - 1:00 pm | Lunch provided by ISS | Kise Commons

    12:30 - 1:00 pm | Public Safety | CMU Ballroom
    Learn about on campus safety, public safety, partying, safe driving, alcohol and drug usage and campus violations.

    1:00 - 1:30 pm | Affinity Bank| CMU Ballroom

    1:30 - 2:00 pm | English Language Certificate Programs | CMU Ballroom

    2:00 - 2:30 pm | Career Development Center | CMU Ballroom

    2:30 - 3:00 pm | Hendrix Health Center and Counseling | CMU Ballroom

    3:00 - 3:30 pm | Break

    3:30 - 4:00 pm | Learning Communities| CMU Ballroom

    4:00 - 4:30 pm | Intercultural Immersion | CMU Ballroom

    5:00 - 6:00 pm | Dinner | Restaurant off campus Shuttles will depart the CMU Parking lot at 4:45pm.


    Saturday

    9:00am | Breakfast | Kise

    10:00 - 11:00 am | Campus Tours

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Cultural Adjustment | CMU Ballroom
    Learn about differences in culture, classroom behavior, and more

    12:00 - 5:00 pm | West Acres / Walmart: Lunch on your own

    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Dinner provided by ISS | Kise Commons


    Sunday

    Granola Bars & Snacks | CMU Ballroom

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Wellness Center and/or Walking Tour to Fargo

    Lunch on your own

    6:00 - 8:00 pm | Dinner provided by MSUM | TBD


    Monday

    8:30 am - 9:30 am | Breakfast provided by ISS | Kise

    MANDATORY Math and English Placement Test
    10:00 am | Meet at CMU Ballroom
    At 8:45 am go to Center for Business. All undergraduate freshman and transfer students are required to take the Accuplacer math test! Transfer students who meet certain requirements are exempt from taking this test, but must provide written proof to ISS. The math test is waived if you score 460 or better for SAT math. Please bring in your score report. English test is waived if you score a 430 or better for SAT verbal. Remember, bring your SAT report.

    5:00 - 6:00 pm | Dinner provided by ISS | Kise


    Tuesday

    8:30 am - 9:30 am | Breakfast provided by ISS | Kise

    MANDATORY Health Screening Test
    10:00 am | Hendrix
    ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (INCLUDING U.S. TRANSFER) MUST DO THE HEALTH SCREENING TEST! After the health screening test, Hendrix Health Center staff will let you know if you need to do the TB blood test. We will provide more information regarding the TB blood test later via email. If you have a pre-existing condition(s), please bring supporting medical documents.

    5:00 pm | Dinner | Kise


    Wednesday

    11:30 am - 4:30 pm | Course Registration | Kise

    International Student Services (ISS) Check out
    1:30 - 4:30 pm | 2nd floor of CMU
    All international students (Freshman, Transfer, Exchange) must check out with ISS staff. There will be table outside of ISS/CMU 114 to check out all international students. Failing to check out ISS will result in a hold on your MSUM account. Students must bring the following for the International Student Check out:

    • Print out of your spring course schedule
    • A payment receipt for the $2025 payment or wire transfer information or a print out from your MSUM eServices website (under bills and payments)
    • Local address Information
    • Dragon ID
    • Start ID access
    • International Student Orientation Survey

    International Orientation Schedule Spring 2020

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Breakfast & Check-In
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105
    Come grab a quick bite to eat and get checked-in for the orientation program.(Please bring your immigration documents: I-20/DS-2019, passport.)

    Welcome & Introductions
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU)Room 105
    Meet your Diplomats and Minnesota State University Moorhead staff and get to know fellow students as we embark on the journey of becoming a Dragon!

    Immigration Session (MANDATORY)
    11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.| Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105
    Learn critical immigration information that you need to know as an MSUM student.

    Lunch
    11:45 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Kise Commons
    Join your classmates for your first lunch in Kise! Eat, chat, and learn your way around the dining hall.

    Banking
    2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union Room 105
    Meet a representative from Affinity Bank (located on campus) to learn about how to set up an account.

    Getting to Know Campus Resources (MANDATORY)
    2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union Room 105
    Join the Diplomats on this adventure around campus. You will be introduced to various offices and resources designed to assist you during your time here. (We will be walking around campus, so dress appropriately.)

    Dinner
    4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Kise Commons

    Shopping
    5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. | Pick up CMU (Pool table area)
    We will provide transportation to the local Walmart and Target stores so you will have opportunities to purchase items for your room and/or winter clothing.

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Light Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105

    Immunization & TB screening (MANDATORY)
    9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Leave from CMU 105
    All international students including US transfer students are required to have a TB blood test at Hendrix Clinic at this time. Please have breakfast and drink fluids before arriving to clinic. If you have had a TB blood test at another school bring documentation.
    Complete your immunization form at:
    https://apps.mnstate.edu/authenticate/index.php?applicationid=36

    Become Involved!
    11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105
    Your chance to learn about student organizations and involvement! It’s a great way to meet people and make friends!

    Lunch
     
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Kise Commons

    Math & English Assessments (MANDATORY)
    12:30 p.m. | Center for Business
    All undergraduate freshman and transfer students are required to take the Accuplacer math test. Transfer students who meet certain requirements are exempt from taking this test, but must provide written proof to ISS. To waive a portion of the tests your scores must be the following: Remember, bring your SAT report.
    Math 540 – Math 127
    ERW 480-539 – English 101

    Dinner
    4:45 p.m. | Kise Commons

    Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Light Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105

    Public Safety (MANDATORY)
    9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105
    Learn about on campus safety, public safety, safe driving, and campus and community regulations, emergency contact. How you can protect yourself and others.

    Pay bills, get ID, bookstore, update information, rest

    Health Insurance and Accessing Health Care (MANDATORY)
    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105

    Group Photo!
     11:30 a.m. | CMU

    Lunch
    11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Kise Commons

    Take care of business
    12:30 p.m.– 1:45 p.m. | On Own

    English Classes (MANDATORY)
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105
    Learn about the variety of English options for both non-native and native speakers of English. These programs are designed to help you improve your academic English competency to be successful university students.

    Cultural Awareness Presentation (MANDATORY)
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105
    This presentation addresses how to communicate more effectively in a global community.

    Dinner
    4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Kise Commons

    Shopping
    5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. | Pick up CMU (Pool table area)
    We will provide transportation to the local Walmart and Target stores so you will have opportunities to purchase items for your room and/or winter clothing.

    Friday, January 10

    Light Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105

    Course Registration (MANDATORY)
    11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105

    International Student Services (ISS) Check out (MANDATORY)
    1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Center for Global Engagement (CMU 120)
    Upon completion of course registration, swing on by the Center for Global Engagement for one final treat!

    Please bring the following items with you:

    • Print out of your spring course schedule.
    • A payment receipt for the $2050 payment or wire transfer information or a print out from your MSUM E- services website (under bills and payments)
    • Local address Information
    • Dragon ID and Star ID
    • International Student Orientation Survey
       

    Saturday and Sunday, January 11 & 12

    Dining hours: Saturday: 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.