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International Education & Development

New International Student & Scholar Orientation


The Office of International Education and Development welcomes you to Western Oregon University and looks forward to your arrival at WOU!


The New International Student Orientation program aims to orient new international students and scholars to life in the United States and to Western Oregon University. Orientation is designed to provide our new international students with information about WOU, its policies and procedures, its campus and facilities, and the City of Monmouth and local resources. It is important for all new or transfer international students to attend orientation.


Below is the schedule for events and required check-in procedures such as the Health and Medical Screening and immigration document check-in.



Fall Term 2014


Wednesday, September 17

8:00AM - Check-in:  ITC 211 - Plan to be on campus until 4:00PM:

You will be assigned to a group to attend all the following sessions. Failure to attend these sessions will result in either a hold in your account or difficulities in registering for classes.

  • Verify/Copy documents: Bring your Admission letter, I-20/DS-2019, Passport and I-94 card
  • Set up your WOU Network account, e-mail and WolfWeb Tutorial(Library 108)
  • Concurrent Sessions:  Library, Plagiarism, Student Health Center overview(Library 107)
  • Medical Screening and MMR(SHC)
  • Campus Tour and WOU ID Card: bring your WOU admission letter

5:00PM Early Move-in Meeting @ Maaske Hall, for students who have room assignements with WOU housing only. Afterwards, we will direct you to your assigned dormitories to check in and move-in.


Thursday, September 18

  • Quantiferon Test
  • Cellphones setup (TBA) T-Mobile, Cricket
  • Set-up a bank account (TBA) for checking, deposit, wire transfer, and getting checks to pay for fees (WOU will not accept a credit card or cash for payments). You will need your local mailing address in United States, WOU ID Card, Passport, I-20, Admission letter, and a minimum of $100 to deposit.

*12:00PM BBQ Lunch and Welcome event for new international students hosted by the President of Western Oregon University (lawn outside OIED office).

1:30 PM Academic Advising Appointments.  Students divide up and meet in separate groups

  • Exchange Students
  • 2+2 and 3+1 transfer Students meet with Ambre
  • International Visiting Scholars
  • Freshmen and Non 2+2 or 3+1 transfer students
  • Graduate Students(TBA)

Friday, September 19

New Student Orientation Overnight Retreat: We will ride a bus to Magruder Camp in Tillamook, Oregon and spend the night. We will return to Monmouth the next day before 12PM.
Things to bring:

  1. Blankets, Pillows,
  2. Toiletries (toothbrush, face wash, towels, etc)
  3. Change of clothes and a warm jacket (in case it gets cold)

8:00AM Meet at Maaske Hall and be sure to have everything you need. The bus will leave at 9am.
10:30AM Arrive at Camp and start New Student Orientation
12:00PM Lunch at the Main Lodge and Continue Orientation
5:00PM   Dinner at the Main Lodge and have discussion and skits on Student Life & Social Events into the night. Bring your questions!


Saturday, September 20
7:30AM Breakfast, clean up, and pack up - get ready to go by 9:00AM
12:00PM Return to Monmouth


Mon – Fri, September 22-26  NEW STUDENT WEEK
Please check the New Student Week schedule for mandatory and important events through the week. Many of the meetings are informational and interesting so be sure to check out the schedule when you arrive:


Information for Students Setting up their Account and Current Students

Network/Email Set-up Instructions or Step by Step Instructions


Process to Transfer Credits from a Foreign Institution



International Education & Development ph:503-838-8425 fax:503-838-8338 | or e-mail:

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