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International Undergraduate students are required to attend TWO orientation sessions: UWM's New Student Orientation AND International F-1/J-1 Student Orientation.  You must register for both orientation sessions. 

SPRING 2022 Information:
Information regarding spring 2022 orientation will be updated on this page by October 25, 2021. Please check back then for more information.

FALL 2021 Information:
UWM's New Student Orientation 
UWM's New Student Orientation Registration is open for fall 2021. You should refer to the following page for more information about UWM's New Student Orientation: New Student Orientation for Bachelor's Students.
International F-1/J-1 Student Orientation 
The fall 2021 International F-1/J-1 Student Orientation will be held in two parts, both as an online course and a virtual meeting. Students are required to sign up for the orientation. This orientation is for F-1 and J-1 Students who will be joining UWM in-person for the fall 2021 semester.
Online Course Information:
  • The course is being held through Canvas, which is UWM’s online course system.
  • Instructions will be sent through email to students who have completed the signed up below.
  • The online course will open on August 2, 2021.
  • The online course is self-paced and must be completed by the start of the fall semester.
Virtual Meeting Event Information:
  • The virtual meeting event will be held on August 26, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM CST.
    *If you have missed this virtual meeting session, you will need to only complete the Online Canvas course. 
  • Instructions on joining the virtual meeting will be sent through email.
Sign Up Information:
  • You should not register for the F-1/J-1 Student Orientation until you have your valid student visa and will be joining UWM in-person for the fall 2021 semester.
  • J-1 Exchange Students should not sign up for this orientation; email Sue Conway ( for information on your J-1 Exchange Student Orientation.
  • Sign Up for the Fall 2021 F-1/J-1 Student Orientation is now closed; students who have completed arrival check-in will be added to the Canvas course by CIE. 

Note for students with Conditional Admission: Students with Conditional Admission must attend orientation in the UWM Intensive English Program. Students will attend an orientation at the Center for International Education when their status changes to regular admission.