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Graduate F-1/J-1 Visa Student Orientations

Graduate Students on an F-1 or J-1 student visa will be required to attend a variety of orientations. 
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.
The UWM Graduate School hosts an orientation for new students. For more information about their orientation, visit the Graduate School website.
Most Graduate Students are required to attend a Department Orientation hosted by your academic department. To learn more about possible department orientations, contact your academic department.
All Graduate Students who have accepted an Assistantship offer may be required to attend an orientation for the assistantship. Assistantships include Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships and Fellowships. If you have accepted an assistantship, contact your department for information regarding orientation and training requirements.