Orientation-Office of International Education - Carnegie Mellon University

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Fall 2017 Undergraduate Orientation

Move-in day for first-year students will take place on Saturday, August 19th.  Welcome Day for first year students and their families will take place on Sunday, August 20th. 

International undergraduate students must attend a mandatory session and immigration check-in, which will take place during the Welcome Day activities on Sunday, August 20.  The Office of International Education (OIE) will provide additional details about this session and other sessions of particular relevance to international students and their families in the coming weeks by email to the student's CMU email account.

Orientation programming for first year, undergraduate students will begin on Monday, August 21st and continue through Sunday, August, 27th.  More information about Orientation, along with the Move-in and Welcome Day events can be found on the Orientation website.

Fall 2017 International Graduate Orientation

All F-1 and J-1 students are required to attend international orientation and immigration check-in.  Orientation for the Pittsburgh campus will be offered on the following dates (attend only ONE of these sessions):

Date Time
Friday, August 4 9:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, August 10 9:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday, August 15 9:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday, August 16 8:30am-1:00pm
Wednesday, August 16 1:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, August 17 9:00am-1:00pm


Registration for Fall orientation is now open! To register for one of the available orientations, visit CMU's Bridge website

Students must bring the following documents to International Orientation & Immigration Check-in: 

  • Completed International Student Data Form
  • Original I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students)
  • Photocopy of page 1 of the I-20 or DS-2019
  • Photocopy of passport (identification page only)
  • Photocopy of F-1 or J-1 visa in passport
  • Photocopy of passport page with port of entry stamp
  • I-94 record (Note: this document can only be printed after entry to the U.S.)
  • Photocopy of SEVIS fee receipt (optional)

Also, there is a University-Wide Graduate Orientation - August 14-16, 2017, that students should try to attend. 

For CMU Silicon Valley students, your OIE orientation will be held at the CMU-SV campus, Building 23 on Monday, August 21st. Check-in and breakfast is at 9am. (Further details to follow).

Visiting Scholar Orientation:

Visiting Scholar Orientation is held on most Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Office of International Education (OIE), Warner Hall, third floor. At orientation, we will review required immigration information, as well as campus and local resources.  Call OIE at 412-268-5231 or stop by the front desk to register your attendance for the Scholar Orientation.  All J-1 visitors are required to attend this orientation program.

New visiting scholars should bring the following documents to Scholar Orientation:

Last Updated On: July 10, 2017