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.

The Spring 2017 Orientation will begin Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and conclude Friday, January 6, 2017

The Fall 2017 Orientation will begin Thursday August 10th, 2017 and will conclude Friday, August 18th, 2017

  • 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. 


Orientation Drivers Gary & Lindsey

The official arrival date for Spring 2017 is January 2, 2017.

The official arrival date for Fall 2017 is Wednesday, August 9th for undergraduate students and Sunday, August 13th for graduate 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. 

Pre-Arrival Information


  • Students moving into Student Housing will need to be checked in by January 2nd. Please not IPFW campus is closed 12/24 through January 2, but the IPFW Student Housing is open and available on-call. 
  • Students can begin checking in at 8am and must be checked in by 12 on Tuesday, January 3rd in Walb 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.
  • 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 who do not have 6 or more credits in College English Composition or a similiar course, will need to take an ESL placement test upon arrival to campus. This test can ONLY be taken on campus. Students with English as a native language can take the online self-assessment for writing. 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. Both the ESL placement test and math placement test can be coordinated for you by the Office of International Education once we are notified of your arrival details.