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Orientation for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll in spring semester 2021 will take place online (virtually) on January 13, 14 and 15. The sessions will start each day at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time (view the time in your city).
Wednesday, 13 January 2021: Welcome; Academic Honesty
8:30 am CST (see the time in your city): Welcome, Schedule Overview and Marquette Mission – All students
Orientation begins with your official welcome to the Marquette community followed by a brief description of the various events, helpful services, an opportunity to meet the OIE staff, fellow students and an exploration of the Marquette Mission.
9:45 am CST: Academic Honesty – This session is MANDATORY for all students
Marquette’s Academic Integrity and Honor Code, academic policies and consequences for violating them will be discussed. Resources for being successful in a virtual learning environment will also be shared.
Thursday, 14 January 2021: Success in Academics, Campus Life, Health
8:30 am CST: Successfully Navigating U.S. Academic and Campus Life – All students
This session will help you prepare for academic and social life in the U.S., with a special focus on strategies for online and hybrid classes, connecting with faculty, advisers, other students and academic resources. Tips for making friends and getting involved on campus will also be explored. Current international students will join the discussion, share their tips and strategies for success, and answer questions.
9:45 am CST: Wellness: Staying Healthy – This session is MANDATORY for all students
Representatives from the Marquette Medical Clinic and Counseling Center will explain how their services and campus resources can keep you feeling healthy, regardless of where you are learning and studying.
10:15 am CST: How to manage and use your health insurance – MANDATORY but ONLY for students who will be in the U.S. with F-1 or J-1 visa status.
Learn about the group health insurance plan and how to use it.
Friday, 15 January 2021: Safety; American Culture
8:30 am CST: Living in an Urban American Environment – For students in the U.S.
Learn about urban living in Milwaukee. Personal safety, property security, telephone/information security, and the services of Marquette’s Police Department will be discussed.
Sexuality and Safety in American Culture – MANDATORY for all students (only students can attend)
Learn about Marquette University’s Title IX Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy & Support Services. This session will include discussions on the following topics: cultural differences, gender roles and stereotypes; understanding sexual harassment; consent and sexual contact; and where to report sexual harassment or misconduct. The link for this event will be sent to each student as a Calendar invite using their Marquette email address. This session will not be recorded or shared.
Thursday, 21 January 2021: Q&A With OIE Staff
8:30 am CST: Q&A with OIE staff
Have a question? Join this event to ask a question. Participants can “drop in” to ask their question and leave, or stay for the entire session. Students can also call the Office of International Education at 414-288-7289 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST during the week (Monday to Friday) to ask questions.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021: Visa Regulations
6 pm CST: F-1 Visa Regulations – MANDATORY for all students in the U.S. with F-1 visa status
Michael Groen will explain the federal regulations you need to know to obtain and maintain your F-1 visa status. Employment and Social Security numbers will also be discussed. This session is mandatory for all students studying at Marquette with F-1 visa status. You will need your passport, visa, I-20 Form, local address and contact information for a parent or other emergency contact for this session.
6 pm CST: J-1 Regulations: MANDATORY for Exchange Students
Susan Whipple will explain the federal regulations you need to know to obtain and maintain your J-1 visa status. Employment and Social Security numbers will also be discussed. This session is mandatory for all exchange students studying at Marquette with J-1 visa status. You will need your passport, visa, DS-2019, local address and contact information for a parent or other emergency contact for this session.