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F-1/J-1 Student Orientation

All F-1 and J-1 students new to UWM studying in-person are required to participate in an F-1/J-1 Student Orientation. The U.S. Government requires that students on a visa for the purpose of studying in the U.S. attend a new student orientation that includes important information about visa status maintenance.  

The F-1/J-1 Student Orientation covers such topics such as: 
  • Visa requirements 
  • Health Insurance
  • Student rights and safety 
  • Classroom norms and expectations 
  • Campus services 

Make sure that if you will start your studies in-person that you do not miss attending an orientation before the semester begins. Students who do not complete the mandatory F-1/J-1 Orientation will receive a hold on their PAWS account limiting their ability to enroll in the next term; after completion of the orientation, the hold will be removed.