International New Student Orientation (NSO)

We are excited to see you on campus soon and are eager to help make your transition to the United States and McKendree as smooth as possible.

International Student Orientation will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. in Clark Hall Room 307. These sessions are mandatory for all new first-year and transfer international students on F-1 visas. 


9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Overview of Orientation

9:10 – 9:50 a.m. - SEVIS & Immigration: How Do I Stay in Status?

10:00 – 10:50 a.m. - Paying for Your Education (Business Office; Financial Aid Office)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon - Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. - Adjusting to Life in the U.S.

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. - Health Services

2:00 – 2:50 p.m. - Important Topics and Practical Information (Business Office)

Please let us know if you have any questions: 1-800-BEARCAT.