Office of International Programs


Information for New International Students

Fall 2014

Fall 2012 Orientation Fall 2012 Orientation Leaders
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 Orientation Leaders

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. Please read the "Welcome Letter" that was sent to you with your I-20/DS-2019, as it contains valuable information that you need to know. Below is a checklist to help you as you prepare for your arrival and first few weeks in Akron. 

New International Student Orientation is designed to meet the needs of new  international  students.  At  orientation,  the  OIP  staff  and  student leaders  will  help  you  get  acquainted  with  the  campus  and  will  cover important   topics   such 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 August 19 and 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. All new undergraduate students will be required to take the Math Placement Exam during orientation, and possibly the Compass  Reading  &  Writing  Placement Test.

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