Office of International Education


The Office of International Education provides mandatory orientation session for all new international students  at the start of every fall and spring semester. This orientation is for both undergraduate, transfer and graduate students.

 Spring 2018 Orientation will begin Wednesday January 3, 2018 and will conclude Friday, January 5, 2018.

  • When students receive their acceptance packages, they will receive pre arrival information which will include crucial information about orientation and arrival to campus. Please follow the information closely. 



The official arrival date for Spring 2018 is Tuesday, January 2nd for incoming international students.

      • Drivers will be available to pick students up beginning from the FORT WAYNE AIRPORT (FWA) ONLY.  
      • Students can choose one of three drop off points: IPFW Student Housing, Office of International Education, or the Holiday Inn on E. Coliseum Blvd. 
      • FREE Airport Pick-up is available to all incoming students on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. If you would like to reserve transportation, please register here.

Pre-Arrival Information


  • Students moving into Student Housing will need to be checked in by Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
  • Students must check in at 8am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Walb Student Union room 145.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Students living at IPFW Student Housing will be subject to early move in fees.  You are REQUIRED to submit an Early Move In Request at least 10 days prior to your arrival date. This form and many other useful resources are available on the Housing website
  • You are REQUIRED to complete the Intent to Enroll form before your arrival to campus. This is located at the bottom of your Admission notification and reads "Reply to your Offer of Admission".
  • Please also submit an Arrival Form so that we know when to expect your arrival to campus.  This form also helps us arrange pick up if necessary or know you don't need a pick up.  
Note about placement tests: Students can take the online self-assessment for writing and reading. You can find this by logging into myIPFW, click on the enrollment tab, then Orientation & Placement Tests.   Students must also take a math placement test if they have not completed College Algebra. The math placement test must be taken on campus and will be coordinated for you by the Office of International Education once we are notified of your arrival details. 

Required Forms

Spring 2018 Arrival Form

Orientation Documents

Pre-Arrival Information Spring 2018 

Orientation Schedule

Spring 2018 Orientation Schedule

Orientation Resources

Basic Needs List - Things you will need upon arrival!

Orientation Leaders

 Meet your Orientation Leaders ("OLs") HERE!