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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.



Winter Term 2015


Wednesday, December 31

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:  Plagiarism, Student Health Center overview(Library 107)
  • Campus Tour and WOU ID Card: bring your WOU admission letter
  • New Student Orientation: Immigration, Student Life, Academic Advising

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, January 1

University is Closed for the New Year's Day


Friday, January 2

  • 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.


Friday, January 5


First day of Classes

Mandatory Medical Screening and Quatiferon Test (Time to be arranged)




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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