Welcome international students, global nomads, U.S. citizens from abroad, Lawrentians!

International Summer Checklist

Following are the major items you should complete, as a student from abroad, prior to arrival:

International Orientation Schedule

Below is the tentative International Orientation schedule.  This orientation is required for all F-1 and J-1 students.  Dual citizens, permanent residents, and students with global backgrounds are also welcome!  Please check the official Welcome Week page for the final copy in early July.

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Schedule for International Orientation

Welcome Week 2019
Wednesday, September 4 - Monday, September 9
Download the International Orientation Schedule

Refer to Welcome Week 2019 schedule for campus-wide activities starting on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Arriving to Campus

Please arrive September 4 or September 5 (or August 17 for SIIS).  After your arrival plan is finalized, please complete the Arrival Form.  To learn more about the transportation options, consult our Transportation to Appleton page.

General Reminders

  • Check your Lawrence e-mail regularly.
  • Prepare to register for classes (mid-June).
  • Check the mail for your welcome packet (late July).
  • Submit your health forms (by August 1).

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While it is not an expectation, sometimes parents from abroad will choose to accompany their student to campus.  If your parent(s) or family member(s) are planning to come, please complete the Global Parent Participation form, if your parent or family member will arrive during Welcome Week.

Dedicated parent orientation sessions do not start until Tuesday, September 6, but parents may attend any student sessions during international orientation.  

International Connections Program

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All first year students from abroad will be matched with an upper class student over the summer.  This informal international connection will serve as a buddy and a resource to new students over the summer and as they adjust to campus.  Complete this short survey by mid-June so we can make the best match possible!  Matches will be released via e-mail in early July.