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.
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 BallroomIntroductions: Staff and Diplomats
10:00 - 11:00 am | Complete Immigration Documents and get student IDs: | CMU BallroomPlease 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 BallroomLearn 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.
9:00am | Breakfast | Kise
10:00 - 11:00 am | Campus Tours
11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Cultural Adjustment | CMU BallroomLearn 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
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
8:30 am - 9:30 am | Breakfast provided by ISS | Kise
MANDATORY Math and English Placement Test10:00 am | Meet at CMU BallroomAt 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
MANDATORY Health Screening Test10:00 am | HendrixALL 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
11:30 am - 4:30 pm | Course Registration | Kise
International Student Services (ISS) Check out1:30 - 4:30 pm | 2nd floor of CMUAll 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:
Breakfast & Check-In9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105Come 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 & Introductions10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU)Room 105Meet 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 105Learn critical immigration information that you need to know as an MSUM student.
Lunch11:45 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Kise CommonsJoin your classmates for your first lunch in Kise! Eat, chat, and learn your way around the dining hall.
Banking2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union Room 105Meet 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 105Join 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.)
Dinner4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Kise Commons
Shopping5:30 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.
Light Breakfast8:30 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 105All 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 105Your 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 BusinessAll 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 127ERW 480-539 – English 101
Dinner4:45 p.m. | Kise Commons
Light Breakfast8:30 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 105Learn about on campus safety, public safety, safe driving, and campus and community regulations, emergency contact. How you can protect yourself and others.
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
Lunch11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Kise Commons
Take care of business12:30 p.m.– 1:45 p.m. | On Own
English Classes (MANDATORY)2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) Room 105Learn 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 105This presentation addresses how to communicate more effectively in a global community.
Light Breakfast9:00 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:
Dining hours: Saturday: 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.Sunday: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.