Orientation for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll for fall semester 2021 will take place online (virtually) on August 23, 24 and 25.  The sessions will start each day at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time (view the time in your city). 

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Monday, 23 August 2021: Welcome; Wellness; Health Insurance; F-1 Regulations

8:30 - 9:25 am CST: 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 and an exploration of the Marquette Mission.

9:30 - 10:55 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.  

11:00 - 11:30 am CST: How to manage and use your health insurance – MANDATORY  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. Information about activating your account and accessing your health insurance card will be shared.

12:00 - 1:45 pm CST: Free time for lunch, ID cards, Apartment search, etc. 

Students not observing quarantine can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase textbooks, obtain technical assistance from IT services, explore campus and/or accomplish other tasks. 

2:00 - 3:30 pm CST: F-1 Visa Regulations – MANDATORY for all undergraduate students with F-1 visa status

Learn about 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. 

4:00 pm CST: Living in an Urban American Environment 

Learn about urban living in Milwaukee. Personal safety, property security, telephone/information security, and the services of Marquette’s Police Department will be discussed.

Evening: Dinner with other students (virtual for those observing quarantine; in-person for those not observing quarantine)

Tuesday, 24 August 2021: Academic Honesty, Success in Academics, Campus Life, Sexuality and Safety on campus; Q&A with OIE

8:30 - 9:50 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 all learning environments will also be shared.

10:00 - 11:30 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., 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.

12:00 - 1:45 pm CST: Free time for lunch, ID cards, Apartment search, etc. 

Students not observing quarantine can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase textbooks, obtain technical assistance from IT services, explore campus and/or accomplish other tasks. Undergraduate F-1 students not observing quarantine can visit OIE with their passport, I-20 Form, emergency contact information, local address, etc. to complete the "check-in" process and have their documents copied.

2:00 - 3:30 pm CST: 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.

3:45 - 4:30 pm CST: Q&A with OIE staff

Have a question but can't visit OIE in-person? 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.

Evening: Dinner with other students (virtual for those in observing quarantine; in-person for those not observing quarantine)

Wednesday, 25 August 2021: J-1 Visa Regulations; F-1 Regulations for Graduate Students (Undergraduate Students will attend the New Student Orientation)

 

8:30 - 10:00 am CST: J-1 Regulations: MANDATORY for Exchange Students

Learn about 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. 

9:00 - 10:30 am CST: F-1 Visa Regulations – MANDATORY for all graduate students with F-1 visa status

Learn about 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. 

11:00 - 1:45 pm CST: Free time for lunch, ID cards, Apartment search, etc. 

Students not observing quarantine can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase textbooks, obtain technical assistance from IT services, explore campus and/or accomplish other tasks. J-1 exchange students and F-1 students not observing quarantine can visit OIE with their passport, I-20 Form, emergency contact information, local address, etc. to complete the "check-in" process and have their documents copied.

 The international student orientation program is one of many orientation programs and meetings for new students. Each college and department will host programs. Be sure to check your Marquette email (eMarq) often so you are aware of all the orientation meetings.