Global Orientation

Global Students Orientation: all the new Global Students are involved, prior to the beginning of the school year, in a 5-day long orientation program exclusive to International Global Students. During this time, they will get familiar with the area and they will be provided with resources that will prepare them for their studies in the US. Global Students will also participate in the campus-wide orientation following global orientation.

Schedule at a Glance

  • Friday, August 17 – Arrival & Getting Settled
  • Saturday, August 18 – Shopping, Banking, and Phones
  • Sunday, August 19 – Social Events
  • Monday, August 20 – Departmental Visits & Touring Grand Rapids
  • Tuesday, August 21 – STAR Day ‘Students Testing, Advising, & Registration
  • Wednesday, August 22 – Departmental Visits Continued
  • Thursday, August 23 – Campus Wide Orientation
  • Friday, August 24 – Project Unite
  • Saturday, August 25 – Social Events
  • Monday, August 27 – First day of classes

Please make sure you contact Josh Theil in International Admissions ( with your travel information and any dietary restrictions by the end of July.