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International Orientation

Arizona State University hosts a number of welcome events for incoming international students. These fun, informative and interactive programs offer an overview of a wide variety of topics that will help you meet new friends and learn about ASU.

If you are living at the Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic or West campus, ASU will provide free transportation to and from the Tempe campus to attend the welcome events. Shuttle services end at 5 p.m. We will have more information on this soon.

If you have any questions, please contact us at internationalwelcome@asu.edu or 480-727-4776.

Program information

Fall 2018 International Orientation Week will be from Aug. 7 – 10. Please plan to arrive to the U.S. no later than Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 to take part in International Student Orientation programs that week. Learn more about Fall 2018 Welcome Week activities happening around campus. Classes begin Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.

Monday, Aug. 6 – Tuesday, Aug. 7

These first two days of International Orientation Week are designed for you to get settled before attending orientation events and to take care of important items before the start of your classes on Aug. 16, such as:

Visit My ASU for more required tasks prior to the start of classes.

Monday, Aug. 6

Optional campus tours
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Optional campus tours
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Day 1: Wednesday, Aug. 8

First year, Transfer (including Exchange and IADP), Graduate (including masters and doctoral)

Chinese Student Breakfast
Location: Memorial Union
Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Sponsored Student Breakfast
Location: Memorial Union
Time: 8:30 - 11 a.m.

Indian Student Breakfast
Location: Memorial Union
Time: 8:30 - 11 a.m.

Orientation Welcome
Location: ASU Gammage
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Taste of America
Location: SDFC Tempe
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Shopping Trip to Tempe Marketplace
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Day 2: Thursday, Aug. 9

First Year International Orientation
Location: Arizona Ballroom
Time: 9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Transfer International Orientation
Location: Arizona Ballroom
Time: 9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Graduate International Orientation
Location: Senita Ballroom
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch and Social Program
Location: Sun Devil Fitness
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

TA Orientation
Location: TBD
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Day 3: Friday, Aug. 10

First Year International Orientation
Location: Arizona Ballroom
Time: 9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Transfer International Orientation
Location: Ventana Ballroom
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Graduate International Orientation
Location: Senita Ballroom
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

TA Orientation
Location: TBD
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Carnival
Location: Sun Devil Fitness
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Transportation Information

Arizona State University  and the Phoenix metro area have many public transportation services in place for our students. Learn more about transportation services. Bike valley, ASU’s bicycle parking services, near the Memorial Union and Pavilion will be open during this week. Intercampus shuttle services will also be available for students traveling from Polytechnic, Downtown and West campuses to the Tempe campus for International Orientation Week events.

If you have any questions, please contact us at internationalwelcome@asu.edu or 480-727-4776.