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Fall 2017 International Student Orientation

Fall 2017 International Orientation Highlights:

Monday, August 21st
8:00-12:00pm International Orientation Meeting – Buder Commons
Welcome to Saints Nation! In this session, you will have an opportunity to get your ID, meet the President of our university, Dr. Mark Lombardi, as well as folks from International Admissions and Student Success. We will talk about immigration rules and regulations, settling into the U.S. and also be informed about the Title IX policies.  Breakfast will be provided. Don’t forget to tweet with the hashtag of the day #FinallyASaint.
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch with Student Life + Res Life + Diversity and Inclusion – DUC Atrium
We are going to have lunch with folks from Student Life, find out about how you can be involved through the 100+ organizations at Maryville.
1:00pm – 1:25pm Tour of Center for Student Engagement and Eclipse Observation (1:16pm) – DUC Quad
Be prepared to witness history! This happens once in a lifetime, and you are exactly where it is happening: total eclipse of the sun.
1:30pm – 2:30pm Ipad Deployment for all Undergraduate and Strategic Communication (Graduate) Students – Buder Commons
If you are an undergraduate student or graduate Strategic Communication student, this is the time to receive your IPad, followed by a homework overnight! Please bring your IPads with you the next day. Other graduate students leave for a shopping trip during this time.
2:30-6:30pm Banking and Shopping Trips – Chesterfield Valley
If you still have shopping or banking to do, this time is reserved for you to get it done.  We will take you to Chesterfield Valley, where you can find Bank of America, Walmart, Best Buy, most Cell Phone Companies, and much more. Please let us know if you have a special request and don’t forget your documentation.
6:30-7:30pm Dinner Sponsored by International Admissions – LJ’s
Do you like Mexican food? How about some Karaoke or Ping Pong? Transportation is provided for students living off campus following the event.

Tuesday, August 22nd
9:00 Breakfast – Walker Hall Lobby
Join us for breakfast served as an open buffet, before you tackle the day.
9:30am-11:30am International Student Support 101 – Walker 105
9:30-10:00am Health and Wellness by Nurse Pam
10:00-11:00am John Marino and Writing Studio – Plagiarism/writing techniques/research/tutoring
11:00-11:30am Maryville Academic Policies-Kelly Mock
11:45-1:00pm Math Placement Exam- Walker 220
If you are an undergrad first year student and taking the Math Placement exam, please proceed to Walker 220.
If you are an undergrad transfer student, take this time to meet the Life Coaches in the Division of Student Success to get help with uploading immigration documents to your IPad, changes in your schedule, etc.1:00pm-1:55pm Lunch-Dining Hall/Home Zone
2:00-5:00pm Digital World/Communication/Study Strategies-Walker 220
2:00-3:00pm Part I: Communication and Cultural Competence: Jesse Kavadlo
3:00-4:00pm Part II: Canvas Explored, Social Media, iBook, Airdrop, Maryville Portal, AccessMu with Sam Harris
4:00-5:00pm Part III: Study Strategies with the Life Coaches-Max and Kristen
5:30-6:30pm Pizza Dinner – LJ’s
Join us for a pizza party in LJ’s! Transportation provided following the event.

Wednesday, August 23
8:30am Breakfast in Division of Student Success
Join us for a delicious breakfast to start your day.
9:00-10:30am Campus Tour for students not taking the TOEFL
A guided tour of our beautiful campus, a visit to the MStore to get your books, and a quick look at your classrooms. Check out all the cool Maryville logo items in the MStore and get a head start on your Maryville gear.
10:30-12:00pm Need a change in your schedule?  Get help from the Life Coaches (for students who are not taking the TOEFL exam)
Let the Life Coaches help you with changes in your schedule.
12:00-12:45pm Lunch-Dining Hall
1:00-4:00pm Transfer Orientation-Check in at 12:45 – Auditorium
Meet other domestic transfer students, listen to experts in their fields, learn about the Maryville Portal, hear students share their insights on Maryville, and have an opportunity for a dialogue with your Academic Dean.
4:00-5:00pm Schedule Overview with Life Coaches – Division of Student Success. Math Placement Exam results are in and therefore you might need schedule changes.
5:30-7:30pm Dinner sponsored by ISI (International Students, Inc.)-Buder Commons
A delicious menu, games, activities and a great time is waiting for you. Transportation provided following the event.

Thursday, August 24
9:00-12:00pm TOEFL Exam – Reid 1320
Conditionally admitted students are invited to take this mandatory TOEFL test.  10:00am – 1:00pm St. Louis Excursion-Starting in the DUC
Join us for an exciting excursion to the St. Louis Zoo in Forest Park, recently voted Best Zoo and America’s Top Free Attraction, with 90 acres and 17,000+ animals.  Leaving from the Library at 10am. Options: City Museum, if rainy
1:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch: Spaghetti Factory – Chesterfield
A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is an experience. Let is know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
3:00pm Back on Campus and joining Saints Nation Orientation
Please follow Saints Nation (domestic student) Orientation for the rest of the week. You may find the schedule in your orientation app, under “Orientation Schedules” tab. Click on Student Schedule and follow through starting with “4:00pm Student Athlete and Parent Gathering with Athletics”.

Friday, August 25
All Day – Participating in Saints Nation – Please follow the Saints Nation orientation schedule on your “Maryville Orientation” app.

Saturday, August 26
1:00pm – 4pm Festival of Nations – Grad students only – Tower Grove Park
Join us in Tower Grove Park for the region’s premier multicultural celebration, featuring over 40 ethnic food booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. Leaving from the Library at 1pm.

Sunday, August 27
All Day – Participating in Saints Nation – Please follow the Saints Nation orientation schedule on your ” Maryville Orientation” app.

All new international students are required to complete these forms and send them to us via email at

  1. Information Form
  2. Immigration Student Statement of Responsibilities
  3. Release of Information Form
  4. If you’re SACM sponsored student, complete this form instead of form #3

* After you click on the link, please save the forms to your computer. The forms must be opened in Adobe Acrobat and you would need to create a digital signature. Finally, save them all and submit via email.

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