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CIIS Online New Student Orientation

Click here for CIIS Online Orientation for New Students.

This presentation contains videos, slides, and useful links and documents pertinent to your time as a student at CIIS.

Online Orientation is roughly 20 minutes long.

See below for Orientation Handouts.

Spring 2018 New Student Orientation

New students - save the date! Spring 2018 New Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 9th from 8:30am - 2pm.  Please see the Welcome Letter from Dean of Students Yunny Yip at the NSO Handouts section below.

Please RSVP to let us know you'll be there!


New International Student Orientation

Spring 2018
Friday, January 19, 1-3PM, Room 304
, followed by lunch off-campus (optional, but we hope you can join!)

We will discuss you immigration rights and responsibilities, services offered at CIIS, and any questions that you may have. Participation in the international student orientation is required.
Please bring the following copies to the orientation:
  • Visa stamp
  • I-94 Admission Number
  • Proof of Health insurance in English (CIIS will offer a student insurance plan in 2017-18 which we will discuss at the meeting, so you may choose to wait on this)


Please also bring your SEVIS I-20 form and passport.


This orientation is required for all F-1 visa holders. Please prioritize your attendance for this orientation.  More information will be communicated to incoming international students over the winter months.

If requirements for your degree program interferes with the date please contact Jody. A 'make-up' orientation will be held at the start of the semester for the group who cannot attend on January 19.


Contact: Jody O'Connor:



New Student Mixer

Please stay tuned for the day and time of the mixer.
Student Alliance, our student government association at CIIS, will host a New Student Mixer this fall. You are invited to join your fellow incoming students for appetizers, music, and conversation to welcome and celebrate your arrival and new journey at CIIS.