August 12-13 (see the schedule below).
You are required to both check in at the International Center and attend orientation. If you do not, you will be in violation of your visa status. Optional events to aid in your transition to MU (shopping trips, social gatherings and informational workshops) are also offered throughout the week of orientation.
You must check-in at the International Center within 30 days of your program start date. Check-in sessions for Fall 2013 will be offered July 17-Aug. 23. You will be able to sign up online for your preferred session (a link to the online form will be posted here in late June).
You will need to bring the following documents to your check-in session:
In addition, you will be required to complete a check-in form. On that form, you will be asked to provide the name, address and phone number of someone in your home country and in the U.S. whom we may notify in case of emergency.
Transfer student note: It may take several days after you check in to receive your new I-20.
|Fall 2013 Schedule (print-friendly pdf)|
|Monday, Aug. 12|
|8:30 a.m.-noon||Graduate School orientation||Jesse Hall|
|9:30 a.m.-noon||Undergraduate orientation session||Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union|
|noon-1:30 p.m.||Lunch||Lowry Mall|
|1:30-3:30 p.m.||International student orientation session||Conservation Auditorium, Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building|
|4-8 p.m.||Shopping trip||Buses will run between Memorial Union and Walmart every 30 minutes|
|Tuesday, Aug. 13|
|8 a.m.-noon||English language exam (undergraduate students only, see below)||208 McReynolds|
|2 p.m.||Campus tour||Meet at International Center, N52 Memorial Union|
|3:30 p.m.||Public Transportation in Columbia||Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union|
|5 p.m.||Picnic in the Park||Stephen's Lake Park|
All new degree-seeking international undergraduate students are required to take the MU English Language Exam before registering for classes. Students can sign up for the exam during orientation or in 208 McReynolds Hall. No other activities should be scheduled for that morning.
All new degree-seeking international undergraduate students who plan to take a math department course at the level of Math 1500 or below are required to take the ALEKS Exam before registering for classes. (Note that Statistics courses are not offered by the Math department.) The test is not given for a grade but will help determine which math class students should register for first. Before you arrive to the University of Missouri, take the ALEKS Exam online. Once you arrive to the University of Missouri, you can also take the Proctored ALEKS Exam if you would like to test out of College Algebra (students should not register for the Proctored ALEKS Exam until they have spoken with their academic adviser.) General information about the exam and who needs to take it can be found on the Math Placement website.
Any new international graduate student who has a teaching assistantship for the upcoming semester must attend the Orientation for New International Teaching Assistants. Most new international students, however, will not begin teaching in the first semester. For more information, visit the the International Teaching Assistant Program website.
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