The International Student Orientation is mandatory and provides critical information for students to understand how to maintain a valid immigration status at NSU and within the United States.
Note: Failure to complete the International Student Orientation will result in a registration hold placed on your student account, preventing your course registration in future terms.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE - SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
[OPTIONAL] 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: International Student Orientation Leaders will be available to help students obtaining their student IDs and parking passes and other One-Stop-Shop services.
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Welcome & Introductions
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Maintaining Your F-1 Status [Mandatory Immigration Session]
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: International Student Topic Roundtables led by International Student Orientation Leaders
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Wrap Up
[OPTIONAL] 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Campus Tours
NOTE: Snacks will be provided but no meals will be served.
In addition to any questions you have about being an F-1 student or joining the NSU community, please bring the following:
Campus Map - The Horvitz Administration Building is #1 on this map, located at 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314. Room 114 is located inside the Welcome Center, on the first floor.
Parking Map - There is limited free visitor parking in the Horvitz South Lot (only for vehicles that DO NOT have an NSU parking decal). Otherwise, paid parking is available in the Horvitz North Lot and Horvitz South Lot. Pay by phone using information posted in the lots.
All NSU students on initial I-20s (including students who have previously studied at NSU) will need to also complete the International Student F-1 Check-In in order to have their SEVIS registration record and maintain valid F-1 status.