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International Orientation Week

Your week to get to know campus!

The Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) is looking forward to welcoming you to our campus community! Our team is ready to walk you through the process of starting your life at St. Thomas and making sure you are ready for success. Upon arrival, we'll help you with immigration check-in and course registration. You'll learn all about campus and start making friends by participating in social events and campus tours!

Parents, guardians, family, and loved ones of graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend orientation. We realize the transition to a university can be a big change for the entire family. If you plan on attending orientation, please let us know by emailing oiss@stthomas.edu.

Spring 2024 orientation activities will be from Wednesday, January 31st to Friday, February 2nd. Classes begin on Monday, February 5th.

Arrival Day is Wednesday, January 31st so please try and schedule your flights for that day.

If you need to be picked up from the airport on Wednesday, January 31st, please complete our Airport Pickup Survey.

What to Expect

  • Immigration Check-In
  • Course Registration
  • Campus Tour and ID Card
  • Social Events
  • Online Orientation Module
  • Immigration Check-In with OISS

    You will meet with an OISS advisor for immigration purposes as well as discuss any specific questions you have.

    Course Registration

    Meet your academic advisor and finalize your course schedule.

    Campus Tour and ID Card

    Learn more about campus and receive your St. Thomas ID Card.

    Social Events

    Your international orientation leaders plan special events throughout the week to help you meet others!

    Online Orientation Module

    Learn about campus resources, health services, academic expectations, immigration regulations and life at St. Thomas. Access the OISS online orientation module through this link.

    Immigration Check-In

    Immigration Check-In with OISS

    You will meet with an OISS advisor for immigration purposes as well as discuss any specific questions you have.

    Course Registration

    Course Registration

    Meet your academic advisor and finalize your course schedule.

    Campus Tour and ID Card

    Campus Tour and ID Card

    Learn more about campus and receive your St. Thomas ID Card.

    Social Events

    Social Events

    Your international orientation leaders plan special events throughout the week to help you meet others!

    Online Orientation Module

    Online Orientation Module

    Learn about campus resources, health services, academic expectations, immigration regulations and life at St. Thomas. Access the OISS online orientation module through this link.