Orientations are designed to provide students with important information that they will need during their time at UND. 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.
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. The schedule for orientation is available here.
This program offers undergraduate students who start at UND in the spring semester, 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.
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.
Meet with International Student Advisor
A requirement of U.S. Regulations for all students holding F, J, or M student visas is that you must meet with an International Student Advisor to complete your paperwork and activate your international student status in the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Call 701-777-4231 for appointment
Sign up for an appointment during International Student Orientation
Meet with Academic Advisor
Check with your academic department or with the Office of International Programs (OIP) if you do not know who your advisor is.
It is important to meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss your class registration and your program of study.
You may also be in contact with your Academic Advisor before you come to campus.
Activate UND Email Account (UMail)
You will need your UMail account for all official university communication. To claim you account activate your email, go to ITSS for instructions.