/ Center for Global Engagement

International & TCK Student Orientation Schedule

August 21–27, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

8 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9 A.M. Welcome and Introductions with Families Martha Miller Center (MMC) – 1st Floor Rotunda
10 a.m. Student Expectations and Icebreakers MMC – Room 239
11:30 a.m. Explore Michigan Meeting MMC – Room 239
12 p.m (NOON) Lunch Phelps Dining Hall
1 p.m. Logistics & Immigration Session I: bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, and I-94 MMC – Room 239
2p.M. Health & Safety Session I:  Campus Safety Briefing MMC - Room 239
3 p.m. Free time for bank, books, cellphone and connecting with family  
6 P.M. Welcome Dinner Haworth Center
8 p.m. Shopping at Meijer/Free Time (optional) Meet at MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda

Saturday, August 22–Monday, August 24, 2020

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

8 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
10 a.m. Immigration Session II:
  • On-Campus Employment
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's License
Note: concurrent TCK session 

MMC – Room 239
11 a.m. Break MMC – Room 239
11:10 a.m.
Academic Session I: Plagiarism
MMC – Room 239
12 p.m. (noon) Lunch Phelps Dining Hall
1 p.m.
Academic Session II:
International & TCK Student panel (returning student's perspective on classroom culture, assignments, faculty interactions, academic expectations, etc.)
MMC – Room 239
2:30 P.M. Calendar & Student Activities: IRC, IMAGES: A Reflection on Cultures, International Food Fair, etc. MMC – Room 239
3 p.m. Cultural Adjustment Session I: Host Family  MMC – Room 239
4 P.M. OAs and International Students Activity MMC – Room 239
5 P.M. Dinner  Phelps Dining
5:30 p.m. Whitecaps Baseball Game in Grand Rapids (optional) Meet in MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

8 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9 a.m. Academic Session III: Faculty Panel Martha Miller Center (MMC) – Room 239
10 a.m. Break and OA/OD Activity MMC – Room 239
11 a.m. Academic Session IV:
  • 11–11:15 a.m. – Academic Success Center 
  • 11:20–11:35 a.m. – Library
MMC – Room 239
12 p.m.
(Noon)
Lunch Phelps Dining Hall
1 p.m. Health & Safety Session II:  
  • Health Fair
  • Counseling & Confidentiality
MMC – Room 239
2 p.m. Cultural Adjustment Session II:
  • Cultural Differences
  • Campus Life in America
  • Cultural Intelligence
MMC – Room 239
3 p.m. Scavenger Hunt w/OAs MMC – Room 239
4 p.m. Share Your Findings MMC - Room 239
5 P.M. Dinner Phelps Dining Hall
7-9 p.m. Shopping Trip to Walmart (optional) Meet in MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda

Thursday, August 27, 2020

8 a.m. Breakfast Phelps Dining Hall
9 a.m. Health & Safety Session III:  Title IX Training Martha Miller Center (MMC) – Room 239
9:30 a.m.
Immigration Session III: traveling, PDSO/DSO roles, maintaining status

Note: concurrent TCK session
MMC – Room 239
10:00 a.m. Academic Session V: Academic Success and Setting Academic Expectations  MMC – Room 239
11:00 a.m. Business Services & Finances MMC - Room 239
11:30 a.m. Learn about Freshmen Orientation  MMC – Room 239
12 p.m. (noon) Lunch Phelps Dining Hall
1 p.m. Academic Session VI:  Klooster Writing Center MMC – Room 239
2 p.m. International Orientation Wrap-up Session MMC – Room135
4 P.M. Dinner at Kollen Park Meet at MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda
8 p.m. Shopping trip to Meijer (optional) Meet at MMC – 1st Floor Rotunda
  Join the 2020 Freshmen Orientation on Friday, August 28.