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Undergraduate F-1/J-1 Visa Student Orientations

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. 

You should refer to the following page for more information about UWM's New Student Orientation: New Student Orientation for Bachelor's Students.
The Spring 2023 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 spring 2023 semester.

You are expected to complete both parts of this orientation.

F-1/J-1 Student Orientation Part 1: Online Course
  • The course is being held through Canvas, which is UWM’s online course system.
  • The online course is self-paced and must be completed by February 3, 2023.
  • You will be automatically enrolled in the online course after you have completed your Arrival Check-In.

F-1/J-1 Student Orientation Part 2: In-Person Meeting
  • Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2023
  • Time and Location: The time and location of the orientation has not been set yet and will be posted here closer to the session date.
  • REGISTRATION will be required and information will be posted here by December 1, 2022.

Information for J-1 Exchange Students: J-1 Exchange Students should email Sue Conway ( for information on your J-1 Exchange Student Orientation.