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    International Student Orientation

    Orientation is mandatory for all new international students.

    Coming to a new country can be an exciting opportunity, but also a challenging experience.  To help with the transition from your home country to the U.S. and UW-L, the Office of International Education requires all new international students to attend International Student Orientation.

    Orientation will provide you with information about campus life, the La Crosse community as well as immigration regulations.  Life as an international student means balancing the requirements of U.S. immigration regulations and maintaining high academic standards.  American culture requires you to take personal responsibility for learning, understanding, and following all regulations.  During orientation week, you will be introduced to upcoming challenges and provided resources to help with any questions you might have.

    We will offer a campus tour, a shopping trip, information about maintaining your immigration status, a banking session, and evening social events to help acquaint you with your fellow students.  You will be assigned a peer advisor, who is a current student and will be available to help you find your way around campus, answer your questions, and be a friendly face throughout orientation week and beyond.

    Upon your arrival at UW-La Crosse, you will receive a detailed orientation schedule.

    Important Dates

     

    Fall 2014

    Spring 2015

    Arrival Dates

    August 22-24

    January 18-19

    Orientation Dates

    August 25-September 1

    January 20-23

    Math Placement Exam August 26 TBD

    La Crosse Battery Exam (ESL)

    August 26

    January 20-21

    Classes Begin

    September 2

    January 26