Step 11: 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 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.

Summer 2024 CGE New International Student Orientation


CGE International Student Orientation

Summer Sessions A and C: Thursday, May 9, 2024, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Session B: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

International graduate and undergraduate students beginning study at FSU in Summer 2024 must attend the required international student orientation on May 9 (Summer A and C) or June 20 (Summer B) in The Globe located at 110 Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Check-in for orientation between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. This event does not include lunch. 



The CGE New International Student Orientation is in addition to your academic department’s orientation. Contact your academic department for the dates and times of your academic orientation.


The CGE New International Student Orientation is in addition to FSU’s required undergraduate New Nole orientation. Attendance is required at both.


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 Training

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) sponsors university-wide Teaching Assistant Orientation, 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.