Step 12: Complete Orientations

New International Student Orientation (Center for Global Engagement)

At the CGE’s New International Student Orientation, you will learn about FSU’s campus resources, maintaining your immigration status, succeeding as a student at Florida State University, and living in Tallahassee. You will meet other new international students and learn important information to help you make friends and have a successful start at FSU.

This orientation is in addition to the Online Immigration Session, which you should complete before arriving, and CGE Arrival Confirmation, which you should do when you first arrive at FSU.

Note: The CGE New International Student Orientation is in addition to the FSU academic undergraduate orientations. Contact FSU’s New Student and Family Programs office for more information about these orientation programs that are required for enrollment in classes.


Spring 2023 New International Student CGE Orientation

VIRTUAL - Undergrad & Grad Student Orientation Q&A (optional)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 9 - 10:30 a.m. EST

We welcome you to join us for an optional virtual orientation event that will serve as an opportunity for you to meet your immigration advisor and ask questions. Register Here.

IN-PERSON - Undergrad & Grad Student Orientation (required)

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 12 - 6 p.m. EST

Mark your calendars for Spring New International Student Orientation in The Globe. Register Here.  

IN-PERSON - FSU's Republic of Panama Transfer Student Orientation (required)

Friday, January 13, 2023 | 2 - 6 p.m. EST

For students transferring from FSU’s Republic of Panama campus, mark your calendars for Spring New International Student Orientation in The Globe. Register Here.

Other FSU Orientations

New Undergraduate Student Orientation (New Students and Family Programs)

The Dean of Student’s New Students and Family Programs (NSFP) office provides a required New Undergraduate Student Orientation for all new undergraduate students, whether classified as First Time in College (FTIC), Lower-Division Transfer or Upper Division Transfer. During this orientation, you will learn about resources on FSU’s campus and meet with your academic advisor to register for classes. For more information and instructions for registering, go to their registration page.


Academic Department Orientations for New Graduate Students

Academic departments typically have their own orientations for new students each semester. If you have not already received information from your department, check with them about their new student orientation requirements.


New Graduate Student Orientation (The Graduate School)

Visit the Graduate School's New Graduate Student Orientation Website for more information.


Teaching Assistant Orientation (Program for Instructional Excellence)

The Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) sponsors university-wide Teaching Assistant Orientation each fall and spring semester, in addition to other workshops and events throughout the year. Registration is required. Your academic department may also provide its own orientation session for teaching assistants.

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