| Spring 2013 ISS Orientation
We are thrilled you have chosen to attend UW-Madison, one of the finest schools in the US! We look forward to meet you at an ISS Orientation. Depending on your program of study, please plan to attend your orientation as listed below. Please make sure to arrive on time and bring along your original documents: your passport, your F1 or J1 visa stamp (excluding Canadians), your I-94 card, and your I-20 or DS-2019.
You must stop by ISS in the Red Gym (716 Langdon St. Room 217) before attending your orientation. All new students must provide ISS with scanned-copies of your documents as mentioned above. When you stop by, staff can scan your documents before your orientation session.
Current student volunteers and staff will be available to scan your documents from January 15th through January 17th from 11am-3pm. The volunteers and staff can tell you more about ISS, the upcoming orientation and reception, and answer any questions that you may have about being a new student. You can also find out more about UW-Madison, the city of Madison, and talk with current students about your new home. We look forward to seeing you soon!
ESL (English as a Second Language) students will receive an ISS Orientation during class on January 24th, 2013 at 2:30pm in Helen C. White (room location will be announced soon). Remember to bring along your original documents to class that day.
Exchange and Visiting Students
New exchange and visiting international students enrolled for a short-term program will need to attend the Exchange Orientation. An ISS staff will present on your visa regulations and complete your mandatory check-in procedure during that time. Exchange Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, January 17th, 2013 from 9:00am-4:00pm, Grainger Hall. More details and exact room location will be announced shortly.
All Graduates, Professionals, and Undergraduate Students
If you are a new graduate, professional, or undergraduate (freshmen & transfer) student beginning your degree program this semester, you must attend the ISS Orientation on Friday, January 18th, 2013 from 9:00 am-12:00 noon at Gordon Commons in the event conference rooms upstairs on the 2nd floor. Please be sure to stop by ISS in advance and get your original documents scanned before you attend the orientation.
New International Students Welcome Reception
All new international students and their guests are invited to attend the New International Student Welcome Reception, Friday January 18th from 12noon-2pm at Gordon Commons in the large event conference rooms upstairs on the 2nd floor. This is your chance to talk with other new students who have just arrived. Join fellow new international students and meet with current international student leaders, the Madison Friends of International Students, ISS staff, and other special guests. Don’t miss out on cool student performances by current students, meet new friends, win prizes, and start your connections with the various student organizations and campus resources, all while enjoying snacks and refreshments! Don't miss this fun event! Co-sponsored by Assembly of International Students (AIS), CFYE, ISS, and UW Credit Union.