Your First Week Here

Document Check and Orientation

Spring semester 2016 document check: Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at Atwood Memorial Center

International students are required to complete the document check and attend the pre-orientation January 5th - January 8th. Classes begin on Monday, January, 11th, 2016.

Click for Orientation Schedule - schedule will be posted soon.

Orientation is your first real college experience—it’s where you learn what college is all about—and there are hundreds of other international students who will be there to share it with you. It is provided as a general orientation for all undergraduate and graduate incoming international students. During orientation we will cover everything from study habits to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations to support services at SCSU, and we will make sure you are ready for the first day of class.

Orientation is mandatory for all new international students (freshmen, transfers, graduate, exchange, and student athletes). Students must attend all orientation sessions unless instructed otherwise by the Center for International Studies staff. Failure to complete document check at the Atwood Memorial Center and attend the full pre-orientation  and orientation (Tuesday to Sunday), may disqualify you from receiving the Academic and Cultural Sharing scholarship which entities you to pay resident tuition.

Placement Exams

To determine whether you need to take placement testing please refer to the Mathematics Placement Testing and the English Placement Testing sites. The date and time of the exam is located on the orientation schedule. An Assessment hold will be put on your registration if you are required to take the exams and do not take it. You will need to provide a photo ID to take the exams.

Medical Reports

All students must send or bring the following immunizations/tests record to Health Services. A hold will be placed on your registration if you fail to present the reports or have TB testing done at Health services during orientation week. You will not be allowed to register for your second semester classes until you have provided Health services with complaint dates for TD and MMR.

  • Diptheria/Tetanus must have been done within the last 10 years
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella must have been done at least one year after your date of birth
  • Tuberculosis. Students are required to bring results of mantoux testing, date of diagnosis and details of any treatment.

Purchase Health Insurance

You will not be able to register for class without purchasing the health insurance policy.

Get ready for Classes

New international students will register for classes during orientation. Books and supplies can be purchased at the University Bookstore following registration.