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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 2015 orientation will begin Monday, August 17th and will conclude Friday, August 20th.
  • Pre-Arrival Information:
    • EARLY CHECK IN: Students can arrive as EARLY as August 12th, 2015 to take placement tests and register for classes on Thursday, August 13th and Friday August 14th. 
    • CHECK IN: Students are REQUIRED to arrive no later than 8am, Monday August 17th to report to the Office of International Education. Students will need to have taken placement tests and registered for classes by 8am Wednesday, August 19th.
    • 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 7 days prior to your arrival date. Please see the Student Housing website for the Early Move In Form for Fall 2015.
    • Don’t forget to fill out our Arrival Form so that we can arrange pick up if necessary and so that we know when to expect your arrival to campus.
  • During the orientation, students will receive crucial information that will help them adjust to IPFW life in the U.S. Topics include student life, academic advising, course registration, housing, opening a bank account, international student responsibilities, and much more.
  • After attending the orientation, students will be completely checked in, will have received their IPFW Student ID Card (Mastodon Card), and be prepared to start classes.
  • All new international students must attend orientation. After students are accepted, they should receive an email from our office to inform them of the orientation schedule and dates. Therefore, accepted students must arrive in Fort Wayne before the orientation to attend all of the orientation events.
  • Please feel free to contact the Office of International Education if you have any questions.

Orientation Documents

Pre-Arrival Information 

Orientation Schedule

International Students Orientation (COMING SOON!)

Orientation Resources

International Students Library Orientation