Spring 2023

Orientation for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll for spring semester 2023 will take place January 11 -  January 13.  An overview of the Orientation schedule can be found below this paragraph.  A detailed schedule will be shared at the Orientation Check In session the first day of orientation.  (Students who cannot arrive by January 11 must contact their international student advisor - your international student advisor is the person who issued your Form I-20 (F-1 visa students) or DS-2019 (J-1 visa) to receive guidance.

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Wednesday, January 11

8:30am - 9:00am          

Check-in for International Student Orientation (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

9:00am - 11:30am

Welcome, Schedule Overview, and General Topics      (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

 11:30am - 1:30pm

Lunch (On your own)  Also a chance to get your MU ID card or visit the off-campus housing office.

1:30pm - 4:30pm

English Placement Test. (Cudahy Hall 101)

For most new degree seeking undergraduate students on at F-1 visa at MU. Bring MU ID or passport.


Welcome Dinner (The Commons - 721 N. 17th St.)

Thursday, January 12

9:00am - 10:30am

Navigating US Academic and Cultural Life (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

10:30am - 11:00am 

Living in an Urban American Environment (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

11:00am - 12:00am

Wellness and Health Insurance - Mandatory Session

(Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

12:00pm - 1:15pm

Lunch (On your own)

1:30pm - 2:00pm  

Academic Honesty - Mandatory Session
(Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

2:15pm - 3:45pm

Safety, Discrimination, and Sexuality on Campus 
MANDATORY  (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

Friday, January 13


9am - 10:30am

J-1 Regulations - MANDATORY for Exchange Students (Hollthusen Hall: OIE Program Center)

Bring your DS-2010, passport, and I-94 to this session. (I-94s can be printed at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/)  

9:30 am

F-1 Undergraduate Student Academic Advising - Mandatory 

New first-year and transfer students should go to their college office promptly at 9:30am. Academic advisors may meet with you as a group and then individually to discuss your course selection, transfer credits, and other academic issues. The college offices are located at: 

College of Arts & Sciences: Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 005

College of Business Administration: O’Brien Hall, Room 111

College of Communication: Johnston Hall, Room 122

College of Education: Schroeder Complex, Room 146

Graduate students should contact their assigned advisors in their departments for class registration assistance.  

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch (On your own)

1:30pm to 2:30pm

J-1 Exchange Student Academic Advising - Mandatory (Check back for locations)

Students who are part of the exchange exchange programs will meet with faculty members by College.  

2:00pm - 3:30pm

F-1 Regulations - Mandatory for all F-1 Students (Hollthusen Hall: OIE Program Center)

Learn about the federal regulations you must know and follow to maintain your F-1 status in the U.S. Topics include enrollment requirement,s on-campus and off campus employment, Social Security Numbers, and more.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Coffee and Question Hour (Hollthusen Hall: OIE Program Center)

End your orientation week with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks at OIE while asking any final questions before classes start next week.



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

Welcome to Marquette! 

We look forward to meeting you in-person once you arrive on campus, but in the meantime, we invite you to meet the OIE staff and view a welcome message from Dr. John Baworowsky, Vice President of Enrollment Management.