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

International Summer Checklist

International Orientation Schedule

Please arrive on September 2 or 3, so you can participate in International Orientation starting at 8 a.m. on September 4.  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 Welcome Week page for the final schedule this summer.

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International Orientation
Wednesday, September 2 - Monday, September 7

Welcome Week 2020
Refer to Welcome Week schedule for campus-wide activities starting on Monday, September 7, 2020.

Arriving to Campus

Please arrive September 2 or September 3 so that you can settle in for orientation starting September 4.  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).

International House Welcome 2015

Parents

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.