Congratulations on your decision to attend UW Tacoma! You made a great choice!
International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) collaborates with New Student and Family Programs and other offices on campus to provide a comprehensive orientation to all international students. Please read below for details on the requirements for your situation.
For Undergraduate (Bachelor's) Students
If you are a new undergraduate (Bachelor's degree) student who is transferring from another college/university or attending college for the first time, please complete all of the following orientation requirements:
2. In September you will receive an email asking you to complete the New International Student Information Session (request form) in the ISSS Portal. You must complete this request form, including the three mandatory quizzes embedded in the form preferably before New International Student Orientation. The final deadline for this request form will be the third Friday of the quarter. The following topics will be covered in this mandatory Information Session:
F-1 Student Visa Status
Healthcare in the U.S.
Understanding US Culture and US Academic Culture
3. Attend New International Student Orientation on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (PST) in William Philip Hall. The following topics will be covered:
Getting to Know Other New International Students
Understanding U.S. Culture
UW Tacoma Campus Resources
Academic Culture at a U.S. University
And more! ...
For Graduate (Master's) Students
If you are a new graduate (Master's degree) student starting in Fall Quarter 2022, please:
Register and attend your departmental orientation
Complete the mandatory New International Student Information Session request form in the ISSS Portal. (See info above).
Attend New International Student Orientation on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (PST) in William Philip Hall.