Participate in International Student Orientation
* Please note that this orientation is separate from the CONNECT Orientation that is conducted by the Student Success Center for all new MSU students *
International Student Orientation
Attendance at International Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all new international and Canadian students at MSU. During the orientation, you will learn about the U.S. federal F-1 student regulations and rules you must comply with in order to remain in the country in lawful student status.
Typically this meeting takes place the first Monday of the semester, in the morning (classes commence after 4pm that day). Admitted students will receive an email from the International Student Coordinator approximately one month before classes start to confirm the orientation date, time and location.
Students will need to bring the following documents to the first meeting:
- Form I-20
- Current passport
- I-901 SEVIS fee receipt
- Form I-94 (which will be issued to you at the U.S. border upon entry if you entered the U.S. by land. Students who entered the U.S. by air or by sea will not be issued a paper copy of the I-94).
- Your local address
- Copy of your current immunization records
Additional information to help international students prepare for arrival in Minot can be found under Steps for Admitted Students.