International Student Center
New Students

International Student Orientation

  • DATE:  Saturday, April 5, 2014.
    LOCATION: Check-in at the International Student Center (PAVL 160);  All sessions will take place in the Student Center (STCN) 160 

    All new students enrolling at Seattle University in the Spring Quarter 2014 must attend a MANDATORY SESSION of the ISC New International Student Orientation, otherwise known as our New Beginning Program (NBP). 

    * Check-in and continental breakfast at the International Student Center (PAVL 160) begin at 8:30 am.                        

    * Orientation sessions include:

    • Campus Tour
    • Immigration Overview
    • Cultural Adjustment
    • Academic Expectations 
    • Health Insurance Overview

    The cost of attendance for New Beginning Program (NBP) is $60.00 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Payments for NBP are to be paid directly to the ISC in cash or check/money order.  All checks/money order should be made out to Seattle University.  

    Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes on the day of orientation and be sure to check the weather to see if you have to bring a raincoat or an umbrella as you will be outside during the Campus Tour. Students who do not attend orientation will have an ISC HOLD placed on their University account and you will be unable to travel outside the United States until you attend the Spring orientation session.

    Arrival On-Campus

    As soon as you arrive on campus, please be sure to bring your passport, visa stamp, Seattle University I-20 form (or DS-2019), and I-94 card to the International Student Center in the James C. Pigott Pavilion for Leadership (Room 160) so we can register you in SEVIS.

    SEVIS is a database maintained by the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement and the United States Department of Homeland Security mandates that you register with our office upon arrival.  

    If you fail to report to the International Student Center (ISC), you will be considered out of status and must go through reinstatement to regain your F-1 visa status. For those students transferring into the University from another college, please bring all other I-20 forms with you that were issued by other colleges when you visit the ISC.

    If you have any questions, please call our office at (206) 296-6260 or e-mail us at