Pre-Orientation and Orientation for International Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for very important information regarding Pre-Orientation for International Students and other issues.

Schedules

Fall Entrants: New international students are expected to arrive on campus on August 26, 2013. There is a special Pre-Orientation Program for new international students.  Orientation for all students begins in the late afternoon on Wednesday, August 26, 2013.  The Orientation schedule can be found on the Dean of Students' website.

Spring Entrants: New international students who are traveling *directly* from abroad (and request a pickup at Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut) may arrive on January 15, 2014. The airport pickups will start after 10:00 am on that day.  Other international students should plan to arrive on campus on January 16, 2014.  There are special sessions for new international students during Orientation, which begins for all students at 1:00 pm (luncheon) on Wednesday, January 16, 2014.  The Orientation schedule can be found on the Dean of Students' website.

Immigration Regulations, Tax Forms, and Social Security Cards

During Pre-Orientation you will learn about immigration regulations, tax forms and social security cards.

Pre-Orientation Program

There are also slide show available from previous Pre-Orientation programs. To get an idea of what awaits you, take a look:

American Life and Classroom Culture at MHC

Please read this additional information about American Life and Classroom Culture at Mount Holyoke College, both of which are in PDF format.