COVID-19 FAQ for International Students and Visiting Scholars

ICE Reverses Decision About Online Only Classes.

International Education & Global Engagement
  • Due to COVID-19, Fall 2020 orientation will be offered during separate dates and times to support our different student groups beginning their programs at the university. 

    FALL 2020 INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION DATES: 


    International student orientation and workshops will be offered online through Zoom. You will receive an email invitation a week before, which will include Zoom meeting information for all programs.

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (Beginning their program in the United States in Fall 2020)

    International Orientation

    New international freshman, transfer, and graduate students who will be physically in the United States this Fall 2020 term are required to attend the mandatory International Orientation session.

    On International Orientation Day, our staff and student leaders present and lead group activities to inform you on how to:

    ​Date: Monday, August 17, 2020

    Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)


    International Student Safety & Title IX Workshop 

    New international freshman, transfer, and graduate students who will be physically in the United States this Fall 2020 term are required to attend the mandatory campus safety and Title IX workshop. 

    Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time)


    ALL STUDENTS STARTING A PROGRAM IN FALL 2020 

    All students starting their program either physically in the Unites States or remotely online from their home country can join us for a special orientation session. We want to make sure you have the necessary information you need for a successful start at the university.

    We invite you all to join our staff and campus partners to inform you on:

    Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    Graduate Students: 

    Undergraduate Students: 


    Academic Workshop Day 

    All students are welcome to join the workshop that will be offered.


    Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) Workshop

    Ideal for Graduate and Transfer Students

    Study Skills for Academic Success Workshop

    Ideal for all students

    International Students (Beginning their program in the United States Spring in 2021)

    Students beginning their program online from their home country will be emailed an invitation for a pre-arrival session offered in October. 

    An email invitation will be sent to you with more details during the Fall semester.