International Student Orientation

Fall 2018 Orientation

The International Student Orientation will be held on Friday, August 17 from 1 pm to 4 pm and Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9 pm to 2 pm at Cameron Hall, room 101. Orientation is mandatory for all students on UNCW's visa sponsorship. Please bring your passport and DS-2019 form. 

During orientation we will review visa regulations, health and safety concerns, cultural adaptation, expectations about academic life and introduce you to life in Wilmington!  

Please click here to register. 

We look forward to meeting you! 



Thursday, August 16

Airport Pick- up - All day

UNCW residence halls will open on Thursday, August 16. We recommended you to arrive on this date. Airport pick-up will be available for all students. 

Please click here to request airport pick-up and provide your flight information.

Friday, August 17 (Optional)

International Student Orientation Fair - 1-4 pm

Students will be introduced to a number of resources such as

  • Campus Dining
  • OneCard
  • Student Health Center
  • University Learning Center
  • Student Accounts
  • Transportation options
  • Banking options 
  • Phone providers

Students will have the opportunity to meet fellow international students who will share about their experience as Global Seahawks.

A student-led campus tour will follow. International students will get a feel for our campus and facilities, while discussing the University with current student mentors.

Schedule and location to be determined.

Welcome Dinner - 6 pm (Optional)

ISSS will host a welcome dinner for all our international students and mentors at Islands Mex & Grill (Racine). The restaurant is located at walking distant from campus.

Saturday, August 18 (Required)

International Student Orientation


Cameron Hall, 105

9:00-9:30          Registration & Breakfast

9:30-10:00        Welcome - Announcements - Icebreaker

10-10:30           Session 1

10:30-11:00      Session 2

11:00-11:30      Session 3  

11:30-12:00      Session 4

12:00-1:00        Lunch

J-1 Exchange Students

Cameron Hall, 101

1:00-2:00           J-1 Immigration

F-1 Degree-Seeking Students

Cameron Hall, 111

1:00-2:00           F-1 Immigration


Sunday, August 19 (Optional)

United Nations Association: 2018 Welcome Event for International Students

Location and time to be determined.