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

FALL 2022 Information:
UWM's New Student Orientation 
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 2022 International F-1/J-1 Student Orientation will be held in two parts, both as an online course and an in-person meeting. This orientation is for F-1 and J-1 Students who will be joining UWM in-person for the fall 2022 semester.
Online Course Information:
  • The course is being held through Canvas, which is UWM’s online course system.
  • You will be automatically enrolled in the online course after you have completed your Arrival Check-In.
  • The online course is self-paced and must be completed by September 19, 2022.
  • You will be automatically enrolled in the online course after you have completed your Arrival Check-In.
In-Person Meeting Information:
  • The in-person orientation meeting will be held on September 1, 2022.
  • Additional information regarding location and time will be posted here at a later date. 
  • REGISTRATION OPEN 8/1/2022 through 8/25/2022
    • ‚ÄčRegistration is required
    • Register by logging into your ISSS Connect portal, going to the DOCUMENTS & REQUESTS tab, complete and submit the F-1/J-1 Student Orientation Meeting Registration request.

Information for J-1 Exchange Students: J-1 Exchange Students do not participate in this orientation; email Sue Conway ( for information on your J-1 Exchange Student Orientation.

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.