Students gather for Shanghai Event

Pre-departure Orientation 2019 in China

UW-Madison will be coming to China this May for pre-departure orientation sessions! If you will be a new international student this fall, this is a special opportunity to learn more about campus and prepare for your arrival. These sessions will provide you information related to safety, student life and campus resources. You will also get to hear from current students and alumni about their experiences and ask them questions. Please note that you are only permitted to bring up to two guests.

Register here

Please register for only one session.

Shanghai Session:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
500 Wei Hai Road, Jing An District, Shanghai, 200041 China
Parking: RMB 30 / hour

Beijing Session:

Saturday, May 25, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La
No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, 100004, China
Parking: RMB 10 / hour in China World Mall

Agenda for both sessions:

  • Presentation on Campus Life from Dr. Roopa Rawjee (International Student Services), Ms. Colleen Hutchinson (International Student Services), Mr. Chris Verhaeghe (Center for the First-Year Experience), and Ms. Monica Ruppert (Parent & Family Program)
  • Presentation on faculty perspectives and advice from Dr. Jerry CP Yin (Departments of Genetics and Neurology and Wisconsin China Initiative)
  • Student and Alumni Panel
  • Remarks from Chancellor Rebecca Blank
  • Light refreshments, where you can meet other new students

This event is coordinated by the International Student Services and the Center for the First-Year Experience. These pre-departure orientation sessions are in addition to the fall orientation programs offered to you when you arrive on campus in the fall; more information HERE.

Please contact with any questions/concerns.