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CIIS Online New Student Orientation

Check your Canvas dashboard on or around August 20th for our new Online Orientation!  

Learn about the breadth of offerings and services available to help you navigate your CIIS experience.


(in the meantime...)

Click here for an older version of 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.

Fall 2018 New Student Orientation

New students - save the date! Fall 2018 New Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 28th from 8:30am - 2pm.  Please see the Welcome Letter from Dean of Students Yunny Yip at the NSO Handouts section below.



New International Student Orientation

Fall 2018
Friday, August 17, 12-3PM, Room 210, (may not take the entire time, please arrive at 3PM). Lunch will be offered.

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. We ask you to prioritize this Orientation. If there is a conflict with your program retreat, please let us know.
Please bring the following copies to the orientation (or send in one email):
  • 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- Fall 2018

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.

MUST READ for all students!!

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