Office of International Education

Photograph of the International Students Orientation Group

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 and graduate students. The Fall 2016 Orientation will begin Thursday August 11th, 2016 and will conclude Friday, August 19th, 2016.

  • 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

      • 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 August 14th.
  • Students can begin checking in at 8am on Thursday, August 11th in Walb Union room 145.
  • Students must be checked in no later than Monday, August 15th at 4pm. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: Students living at IPFW Student Housing will be subject to early move in fees. Undergraduate students will be subject to early move in fees if they arrive prior to August 10th 2016. Graduate students will be subject to early move in fees if they arrive prior to August 14th. You MUST notify the Office of International Education of your arrival date and time to ensure you will not be subject to early move in fees after those dates. You are REQUIRED to submit an Early Move In Request at least 10 days prior to your arrival date. The Office of International Education will distribute the required forms to you via email.
  • 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.