International Student Orientation

Fall 2018 International Orientation 

All F and J student visa status holders (degree-seeking and exchange) are required to attend Albion's International Student Orientation, beginning with airport pickups on Saturday August 18th, and ending with the SOAR and FYI orientations that finish on Sunday August 26.    At Albion orientations, you will get to know Albion's campus, our city, faculty and staff, and your fellow students. We will ease your transition and provide help with course registration, campus activities, opening a bank account, mobile phones, and shopping trips.

Saturday, August 18
  • Airport pickups.  Detroit Metro Airport Pickups will be available between 2pm and 6pm for first-time international students. 
  • Residence Hall Check-ins
  • Register Devices

Dinner and movie-night on campus 

Sunday, August 19

Breakfast on campus

  • Welcome from Directors
  • Orientation Ground Rules
  • Immigration 101: Documents and their purpose
  • Campus Tour

Lunch on campus

  • Shopping trip for residence hall supplies

Picnic dinner, concert in Victory Park, and a bonfire with s'mores 

Monday, August 20

Breakfast with Albion's Provost

  • Using Albion Computers and wireless access.  Get Albion mailbox keys
  • Immigration 201: Employment, travel, and fun
  • U.S. Campus Culture: Preparing to Live in Albion's Residential College

Lunch on campus

  • Academics, U.S. culture
  • Academics, Albion logistics
  • Health and Safety, Albion Specifics
  • Available healthcare, emergency assistance and health insurance coverage
  • Canoeing/ fun activity

Dinner on campus 

Tuesday, August 21

Breakfast on campus

  • Immigration 301: Maintaining legal status
  • Culture Shock
  • Culture Awareness
  • Banks

Lunch on campus

  • Off-campus trip to Detroit

Dinner in Detroit, Greek Town or Great American food 

Wednesday, August 22

Breakfast on campus

  • Bookstore
  • Umbrella House visit
  • Campus life, Greek Life, and Campus Organizations
  • Off-campus Events and Shuttles
  • Campus Safety Introduction and Intro to US Police Interactions
  • IPA Panel on Campus Life, Leadership, and Engagement

Lunch on campus

  • Photos
  • The Dow Recreation and Wellness Center

Dinner on campus

  • President Ditzler Dessert Reception  
Thursday, August 23  

Follow the SOAR orientation schedule

Friday – Sunday, August 24 – 26  

Follow the FYI orientation schedule