New International Student Orientation


All new International Students in F-1 and J-1 status planning to attend George Mason University for the Spring 2023 semester are required to attend the on-campus orientation
occurring from January 17, 2023 - January 20, 2023. Some of the orientation presentations include Immigration Compliance, International Health Insurance, the Honor Code,
and Campus Resources. The orientation schedule for Fall 2023 is as followed:


International F-1 Undergraduate Student Orientation
*Freshman and Transfer Students Only*
Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Fairfax Campus


International Student Orientation
*Mason Korea, INTO Mason Undergraduate Pathway, GEO Exchange Students, and China 1+2+1 Students Only*
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Fairfax Campus


International Graduate Student Orientation (F-1 and J-1 Masters and Doctoral students only)
*F-1 and J-1 Masters, Doctoral, and INTO Mason Graduate Pathway Students Only*
Friday, January 20, 2023, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Fairfax Campus


International Student Orientation is mandatory for ALL new students (Undergraduate, Master's, and Doctoral) except for Antonio Scalia Law School students. If you are an incoming Antonin Scalia Law School student, please contact Aleksandra Melnikova (amelniko@gmu.edu) to schedule an appointment.

Welcome to Mason and we are very excited for you to be joining our dynamic international student community!

Register for New Student Orientation

Below you can find information on how you can register for the Spring 2023 in-person orientation!

Undergraduate Students

All new F-1 freshmen and transfer students can register for virtual orientation by completing this online form.

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. You will be automatically registered for orientation. Please feel free to contact your program administrator if you have any additional questions pertaining to your specific program: 

Graduate Students

All new Masters and Doctoral international students can register for virtual orientation by completing this online form. The deadline to register for the International Graduate Student Orientation is  Thursday, January 12, 2023. If you do not register by the deadline you can still attend the orientation.

If you are a GEO J-1 student or INTO Mason graduate pathway student, you do NOT need to complete the online registration form. You will be automatically registered for orientation. Please feel free to contact your program administrator if you have any additional questions pertaining to your specific program: 

Fall 2022 Undergraduate Orientation

Fall 2022 Master's Orientation

Fall 2022 J-1 Student Orientation

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