Orientation

The Office of International Programs and Services offers a hybrid orientation: an in-person orientation and an online orientation.  Both orientations are mandatory for ALL new students except for Antonio Scalia Law School students.  If you are an incoming Antonio Scalia Law School student, please contact Aleksandra Melnikova (amelniko@gmu.edu) to schedule an appointment at Arlington campus in January.

Step 1: Attend the On-campus Orientation

Upcoming orientations in January 2020:

Undergraduate Students

Day One
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: JC Dewberry
Registration: Online Form*

This orientation is REQUIRED for new international students in F-1 and J-1 status: Freshman students, transfer students, Mason Korea students, J-1 Exchange students (GEO), China 1-2-1 students, and INTO Mason undergraduate Pathway students

Spring 2020 Schedule (subject to change):

10am: Check In, Breakfast & Student Mixer
10:45am: Patriot Welcome & Activity
11:15am: Immigration Compliance
12:00pm: Honor Code
12:20pm: Health Insurance & Immunizations
12:30pm: Mason Recreation
12:45pm: Lunch
1:30pm: Mason International (INTO Mason, MK, GEO)
1:45pm: College 101 (Direct: US Culture 101 (INTO Mason, MK, GEO)
2:30pm: Cohort Meetings (MK, GEO)

*The coordinators of the Programs Mason Korea students (Grace Lee/glee36@gmu.edu), J-1 Exchange students (Martha Sadler/intlex@gmu.edu),  China 1-2-1 students (Yajie Mu/ymu@gmu.edu) and INTO Mason undergraduate students (Cassie Larson/clarson5@gmu.edu) will handle orientation registration.  If you are a J-1 student, Mason Korea student or INTO Mason undergraduate student, you do NOT need to complete the online registration form.

Graduate Students (Masters and Doctoral)

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time: 11:30am - 4pm
Venue: JC Bistro
Registration: Online form

This orientation is REQUIRED for new international students in F-1 and J-1 status: Master's students (new and transfer), and INTO Mason Graduate Pathway students

Spring 2020 Schedule (subject to change):

11:30am: Check-in, Lunch & Campus Resource Fair
12:15pm - 12:30pm: Welcome to Mason
12:30 - 12:40pm: Ice Breaker
12:40pm - 1:05pm : Graduate Student Life
1:10pm - 1:55pm: Immigration Compliance
J-1 Immigration Compliance (JC Gold Room)
2:00 - 2:20pm: Honor Code
2:30 – 3:15pm: US Culture 101
3:20 – 4:00pm: Campus Resources Info Sessions

Fall 2019 Undergraduate Orientation

Fall 2019 Master's Orientation

Fall 2019 Doctoral Orientation

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