As a new or returning international
student, you are required to attend orientation sessions beginning one week
prior to the start of every fall and spring semester. Your official orientation
date is the same as your program start date listed on your sponsor document,
I-20 or DS-2019. The first day of orientation is mandatory in order to check-in
and receive your new student name badge and orientation guidebook. Please
arrange your travel itinerary to arrive before the first day of orientation. To
best prepare for orientation, we encourage all new students to submit a photo
in advance for the NAU student identification card, JacksCard. A JacksCard is required of all NAU students and are
processed during orientation. In order to have your card prepared in advance,
you must log-in and complete the
The English placement exam will be on Tuesday, January 12, at the Beaver School (building #L10) for students admitted to the Program in Intensive English (PIE) and attendance is mandatory for PIE course registration. Check-in for orientation is mandatory for all international students on Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30am at the Dubois Center on south campus (building #64). Parking is not available at this building and students should plan to walk, bike or use public transportation to attend the required sessions.
New Student Welcome Trip –
Monday, January 18, ISSS is sponsoring a trip to Sedona and Red Rock State
Park by highway bus. The group will depart the Center for International
Education (Blome Hall, building 5) at 8:30 AM, and return by 4:30 PM. Lunch is
not provided. If you join, bring $10-15 for lunch, $1-2 for a tip for your
driver, water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, and good walking shoes. Sedona is
warmer than Flagstaff, so bring appropriate clothing and umbrella if needed.
Cost of the trip is expected to be $20, charged to your NAU student account.
No refunds will be provided if you do not cancel your signup and cannot attend.