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.

Summer 2022 New International Student CGE Orientation

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 | Time TBD
Mark your calendars for Summer C/A Orientation in the Globe. Additional details and registration coming soon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2022 │ Time TBD
Mark your calendars for Summer B Orientation in the Globe. Additional details and registration coming soon.

Note: 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.

Additional Orientation Videos

We highly recommend you watch the additional videos provided below so that you may be best prepared for your transition and time at FSU.

Healthcare in the U.S. reviews essential information and resources related to health insurance and the U.S. healthcare system.

Duration: 1 hour


Meet the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) staff and learn about essential resources and programs provided by our department to support your transition and during your time at FSU.

Duration: 10 minutes

This orientation video provides essential information and resources you need to succeed in your academics while at FSU.

Duration: 10 minutes

This orientation video reviews housing options and resources on FSU’s campus and in the Tallahassee community.

Duration: 10 minutes

This orientation video provides important information, resources, and support to stay safe while at FSU and in the U.S.

Duration: 10 minutes

This orientation video highlights what the campus and Tallahassee community has to offer in terms of activities and experiences.

Duration: 10 minutes

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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