- Apply for Visa
- Maintaining Status
- Program Extensions
- Travel Status
- Transferring Schools
International Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students in F-1 and J-1 student status. This includes transfer students.
Orientation will help you to:
- Become familiar with UND and the Grand Forks Community.
- Learn about important academic issues.
- Access necessary campus resources.
- Learn about immigration regulations.
- Learn about health insurance.
- Learn about employment in the U.S.
- Meet other new and returning UND students.
- Experience new cultures.
- Get acquainted with the Office of International Programs and our staff.
There are several orientations offered at the beginning of each semester. In addition to the ones listed below, individual departments will sometimes hold orientation meetings.
International Student Orientation
Mandatory for all students holding F or J student visas. This orientation will address immigration and employment issues and introduce you to U.S. culture and university life.
Graduate School Orientations
The School of Graduate Studies holds orientations for all new graduate students and a special orientation for new Graduate Assistants. The schedule for this orientation is available from the School of Graduate Studies.
New Student Undergraduate Orientation
This program offers new undergraduate students a chance to get information about classes, faculty and campus, and meet other new students. It's designed to help both incoming freshmen and transfer students make a successful transition to University life.
Fall Welcome Weekend
Welcome Weekend is for all new students in the fall. You're expected to participate in this final step of your orientation before the semester begins. You can move into your residence hall, meet your neighbors, enjoy excellent programming (for families and students) and participate in the fun social activities that will settle you into your new campus home. Admitted students will get more information late in the summer.
Complete the Health History and Immunization Form by following the instructions included. Please bring these forms with you to orientation.