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International Student Orientation

All new international undergraduate, graduate, and Intensive English Language Program (IELP) students enrolling for the first time at NDSU are REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE ORIENTATION sponsored by the Office of International Student & Study Abroad Services. You must attend both days of orientation, and do not arrive late.  Immigration regulations, academic issues, housing, health insurance, and other information will be covered. We will also include topics such as campus and community services, tips on how to adjust to the American lifestyle and fun activities to meet other NDSU students!

Spring 2015 New International Student Orientation

Thursday-Friday, January 8-9, 2015

NDSU Memorial Union

Orientation Schedule

An orientation fee of $75 USD* will be charged to your NDSU student account after your arrival.  This fee helps to provide a variety of services during the orientation, including: airport pick-up, transportation to events, meals, and activities.

*This fee is non-refundable if you arrive late and miss orientation, as your international student advisor will need to provide a custom overview of all necessary information and processes you missed.


Immunization screening is also required and must be completed on-campus at NDSU's Student Health Services after arrival. This appointment must be scheduled before the end of the first week of classes.   Please note that documentation of previous a tuberculosis (TB) immunization from outside the United States and Canada is not accepted. 

To prepare for this requirement, please Schedule an Immunization Appointment online in advance. Please do this as soon as possible so that you obtain a time.  REMINDER:  Your insurance reimbursement does not begin until January 1, 2015 so do not choose a date before January 1st. Additionally, REQUIRED International Student Orientation is Thursday, January 8th and Friday, January 9th. Do NOT schedule appointments that conflict with required orientation. More information about this requirement is available under Immunizations


Please note that no on-campus housing is available before Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Please contact Residence Life for details.

Airport Pickup

The NDSU Office of International Student & Study Abroad Services offers free airport pickup at the Hector International Aiport (FAR) for all new international students and their dependents. Please click here to sign up for free airport pickup (FAR)!

New Summer Term
 • Upon arrival, please contact International Admissions to complete the check-in process.
 • Your scheduled orientation will be held with the Fall term session.
New Graduate Students:  There is a second orientation offered for you by the Graduate School. You are
 required to attend both international and graduate orientation.

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