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International Student Orientation


FALL 2021 Schedule

Important Dates

Late April-May 2021:  Expect to receive your I-20 no earlier than this!

Monday, May 31, 2021:  Earliest date to apply for your F-1 Visa.

Thursday, July 15, 2021:  Deadline to notify our office of your travel plans.

Thursday, July 15, 2021:  Earliest date to arrive in the U.S. You may not enter the U.S. more than 30 days in advance of the report date on your I-20.

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 3 & 4, 2021:  Dates of arrival to the U.S. to quarantine. If you must arrive later, then contact our office immediately.

Friday & Saturday, August 13 & 14, 2021: Earliest dates to arrive on campus for Orientation. If you must arrive later, then contact our office immediately.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

9 a.m.
Breakfast, Commons Dining Hall

10:15 a.m.
Campus Tour, Suida House 

11:15 a.m.
Meeting with Returning/Continuing International Students, Sadove Student Center 112

12 p.m.
Lunch, Commons Dining Hall

1:30 p.m.
Off-Campus Excursion for purchases, Pickup at Kirner-Johnson Circle 

6:30 p.m.
Catered Dinner with Key Campus Administrators, Kirner-Johnson Commons I (first floor)

8:00 p.m.
S'Mores and chat Sadove Terrace and surrounding seating 

Monday, August 16, 2021

9:00 a.m.
Breakfast, Commons Dining Hall 

10:00 a.m.
Exploring the Glen led by Returning/Continuing International Students, Meet at Sadove Student Center

12:00 p.m.
Lunch, Commons Dining Hall

1:30 p.m.
Mandatory Document Sharing (bring your passport, visa, etc.), Elihu Root House

2:30 p.m.
Session I: Maintaining your F-1 status. Allen Harrison, Assistant Dean for International Students and Accessibility, Kirner-Johnson 127, Red Pit

3:30 p.m.
Session II: Academic Support for Multilingual Students, Jennifer Ambrose, Director, Writing Center and Amy Gaffney, Director, Oral Communication Center, Kirner-Johnson 127, Red Pit

4:15 p.m.
Session III: Student Health Insurance, etc. Health Center Staff, Kirner-Johnson 127, Red Pit

5:00 p.m.
Dinner, Commons Dining Hall

7:30 p.m.
Trivia Night with Prizes! Beinecke Events Barn

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

College's First-year Student Orientation Begins

Monday, August 23, 2021

8:45 p.m.
MP2 (Multicultural Peer Mentor Project) Welcome Reception (for international students who signed up during the summer to participate), Scott Field House

Friday, August 27, 2021

Sadove Student Center 112

4:30 p.m.
Session IV: How are you Adjusting to Life at Hamilton led by Returning/Continuing International Students  

5:15 p.m.
Catered Dinner

6:00 p.m.
Session V: Navigating the American College Classroom: Honor Code, Plagiarism, etc. Associate Dean of Students for Academics

Sunday, August 29, 2021

5:30 p.m.
Annual International Friendship Program (IFP) Dinner, Sadove Student Center 112

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Sadove Student Center 112

4:30 p.m.
Session VI: Career Center and Student Employment Resources. Student Employment Office Representative and Peer Intern

5:00 p.m.

5:15 p.m.
Session VII: Employment Forms, Mike Thayer, Employment Manager, Human Resources; Applying for a Social Security Number (Card), Allen Harrison, Jr., Assistant Dean for International Students and Accessibility and Introduction to Filing Income Taxes. Gary Carrock, Assistant Controller, Business Office 


Contact Information

Allen Harrison

Assistant Dean for International Students and Accessibility
Elihu Root House
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