Orientation for new international students

FALL 2014

Congratulations on your admission to The University of Akron!  

The staff in the Office of International Programs looks forward to welcoming you to Akron, and we hope that your transition to university life will be a pleasant and enjoyable one.

The Student UnionPlease read the Welcome Letter that was sent to you with your I-20/DS-2019. The letter contains valuable information that you need to know, including a checklist of 22 tasks that will help you prepare for your time in Akron.

At orientation, we will help you get acquainted with the campus. We also will cover such important topics as immigration regulations, registering for classes, services offered at UA and campus involvement.

There are also many social events and activities during orientation week that provide you with the opportunity to connect with other students and people in the community.

Orientation will be held on Aug. 19-20, 2014 for all students. A fee of $100 is automatically assessed to all new students for this service. (Please note: this fee is subject to revision.)

Attendance is mandatory and attendance will be taken. Students who do not attend orientation are in violation of the UA Student Code of Conduct.

Further, all new undergraduate students will be required to take the Math Placement Exam during orientation, and possibly the Compass Reading & Writing Placement Test.

To help you prepare