Carnegie Mellon University

International Student Orientation

Fall 2020

All dates for fall 2020 may be impacted based on plans that are still under development for the fall semester. We will communicate updtes accordingly. The Mandatory Immigration Check-In is tentatively scheduled for August 23, 2020. Orientation dates have not yet been announced. 

Spring 2020

All F and J students/scholars are required to attend a Mandatory Orientation and Immigration Check-In. To find out more about your orientation, please select the appropriate link, below. 

International Student Orientation and Check-in will be held Friday, January 10th, and will start at 9:00 AM in the CUC, McConomy Auditorium.

Make-up orientation will be held on Wednesday, January 15th, and will start promply at 9:00 AM in Connan (Cohon University Center--#13 on the map). 

This session is mandatory for non-immigrant international students on Carnegie Mellon’s visa documents (F-1 or J-1 status). You must attend the entire session. International students in other statuses or U.S. citizens who live abroad are welcome, but not required, to attend the session. 

Before attending orientation, students MUST complete the Newly Admitted Student Arrival E-Form in their MyOIE Portal

Students are required to bring the following documents to orientation and immigration check-in:

  • Original I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students)
  • Passport with current, valid visa
  • I-94 record --printed or digital (Note: This document can only be accessed after entry to the US)
  • CMU ID Card (optional)

Examples of the immigration documents required to present at orientation can be found here

Students are required to register for orientation in advance. To register, log in to Handshake and register for the event "OIE International Student Orientation and Check-In."

International Student Orientation and Check-in will be held Friday, January 10th and will start at 9:00 am in the CUC, McConomy Auditorium.

Make-up orientation will be held on Wednesday, January 15th, and will start promply at 9:00 AM in Connan (Cohon University Center--#13 on the map). 

This session is mandatory for non-immigrant international students on Carnegie Mellon’s visa documents (F-1 or J-1 status). You must attend the entire session. International students in other statuses or U.S. citizens who live abroad are welcome, but not required, to attend the session. 

Before attending orientation, students must complete the Newly Admitted Student Arrival E-Form in their MyOIE Portal

Students are required to bring the following documents to orientation and immigration check-in:

  • Original I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students)
  • Passport with current, valid visa
  • I-94 record --printed or digital (Note: This document can only be accessed after entry to the US)
  • CMU ID (optional)

Examples of the immigration documents required to present at orientation can be found here

Students are required to register for orientation in advance. To register, log in to Handshake and register for the event "OIE International Student Orientation and Check-In."

Students who are returning to CMU after a brief period of absence from their CMU program, must attend an OIE Return From Leave Of Absence (RLOA) International Student Orientation and Check-in session. These sessions are ONLY for students who are returning from a leave of absence.

OIE will contact all the RLOA International Students by emailing their andrew email accounts about the mandatory Return From Leave Of Absence (RLOA) International Student Orientation and Check-in session. This orientation is for non-immigrant international students on Carnegie Mellon’s visa documents (F-1 or J-1 status). You must attend the entire session. 

Before attending the RLOA Orientation, students MUST complete the Newly Admitted Student Arrival E-Form in their MyOIE Portal

Students are required to bring the following documents to orientation and immigration check-in:

  • Original I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students)
  • Passport with current, valid visa
  • I-94 record  --printed or digital (Note: This document can only be accessed after entry to the US)
  • CMU ID Card (optional)

Examples of the immigration documents required to present at orientation can be found here

 

International Exchange Student Orientation and Check-in will be held Friday, January 10th, and will start at 9:00 AM in the CUC, McConomy Auditorium (#13 on the map). 

This session is mandatory for all non-immigrant exchange international students on Carnegie Mellon’s visa documents (F-1 or J-1 status). You must attend the entire session

Before attending orientation, students MUST complete the Newly Admitted Student Arrival E-Form in their MyOIE Portal

Students are required to bring the following documents to orientation and immigration check-in:

  • Original I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students)
  • Passport with current, valid visa
  • I-94 record (Note: This document can only be printed after entry to the US)
  • CMU ID Card (optional)

Examples of the immigration documents required to present at orientation can be found here

Students are required to register for orientation in advance. To register, log in to Handshake and register for the event "OIE’s Spring International Student Orientation and Check-In Session."

The OIE Scholar Orientation is held on most Thursdays and will always start at EXACTLY 1 pm. You MUST arrive early, so that OIE can check your immigration materials. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed admittance.

At orientation, OIE will review the required immigration information (pdf), as well as campus and local resources. You must call (412-268-5231) or come to OIE directly, to register to attend the OIE Scholar Orientation. After you have registered, OIE will email you prior to the orientation session with location details. 

All J-1 visitors are required to attend the OIE Scholar Orientation session.

You MUST bring the following 7 documents to the OIE Scholar Orientation session, along with your Original DS-2019 and Passport.

NOTE: You can find printing locations on the CMU website and you can also obtain copies at Tartan Ink