Carnegie Mellon University

International Student Orientation

Fall 2019

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 Sunday, August 18, and will start at 2:00 PM in the CUC, McConomy. 

Make-Up Orientations: 

Date Start Time Location
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:00 am Posner Hall, room 343 (third floor)
Friday, August 30, 2019 2:00 pm Posner Hall, room 343 (third floor)
Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:00 am Posner Hall, room 343 (third floor)

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 sessions will be held throughout the month of August. 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."

Dates Start Time Location
Friday, August 23, 2019 8:30am CUC-McConomy
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:00am Posner Hall, room 343 (third floor)
Friday, August 30, 2019 2:00pm Posner Hall, room 343 (third floor)
Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:00am Posner Hall, room 343 (third floor)

Attending one 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 offer two sessions for (ONLY) RLOA Students, and they will be held at the end of August. Students are required to register for RLOA Orientation in advance. To register, log in to Handshake and register for the event "RLOA (ONLY) OIE International Student Orientation and Check-In."

Dates Start Time Location
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:00 pm Posner Hall 388
Friday, August 30, 2019 9:00 am Posner Hall 388

Attending one 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

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

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

 

Students should check the cover letter they received for more information regarding Exchange Student Orientation. Additional information will be emailed close to the start of the semester.

Visiting Scholar Orientation is held on most Thursdays at 1 pm. At orientation, we will review required immigration information (pdf), as well as campus and local resources. Call OIE at 412-268-5231 to reserve your spot and learn location details 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: