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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 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 8 – 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

Location: Student Services Building, Lobby, Tempe campus
Time: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Location: Student Services Building, Lobby, Tempe campus
Time: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Day 1: Wednesday, Aug. 8

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

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

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

Indian Student Breakfast
Location: Senita, Pavilion
Time: 8:30 - 11 a.m.

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

Exchange Student Breakfast
Location: Turquoise, Memorial Union
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

CIS Breakfast
Location: Ventana, Memorial Union
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies
Location: ASU Gammage
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lunch and Play Fair
Location: Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Tempe campus
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Shopping Trip to Tempe Marketplace
Location: Tempe Marketplace
Depart from Circle Drive at W. P. Carey
Time: 5 -9 p.m.

Day 2: Thursday, Aug. 9

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

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

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

Lunch: Taste of the Globe and Wellness
Location: Sun Devil Fitness Complex
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

TA Orientation
Location: Murdock Hall, Room 101, Tempe campus
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Day 3: Friday, Aug. 10

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

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

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

TA Orientation
Location: Murdock Hall, Room 101, Tempe campus
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Carnival
Location: Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Tempe campus
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.