Orientation-Office of International Education - Carnegie Mellon University

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Fall 2016 International Graduate Orientation

Carnegie Mellon will welcome over 2,000 new international students this fall.  In order to accommodate the large number of students, we offer a number of orientation sessions.  All F-1 and J-1 students are required to attend one session from the list of dates below.  Seating is limited and registration is required.

Note: University-wide Graduate Orientation programming begins on August 15th.  More details can be found at this link: http://www.cmu.edu/graduate/programs-services/orientation/

All International Graduate Orientation sessions will all be the SAME.  Register for only one session. Sesssions will be held:                     

Friday, August 26               12:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wednesday, August 31      12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Tuesday, September 6       12:00 am to 2:00 pm

Register for International Graduate Orientation on The Bridge: https://cmu.collegiatelink.net/organization/officeofinternationaleducation/events 

Students must bring the following documents to International Graduate Orientation: 

  • 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)

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:  June 17, 2016