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Pre-Arrival Information

New international students admitted for the Fall 2024 term will begin to recieve pre-arrival information starting in mid-May.  This information will include instructions for how to activate their University Log-In ID (ULID) and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on their devices.

Once this is complete, students will be able to access the New International Student Orientation site in Canvas.  Canvas is the university's learning management system, and is used to coordinate information and assignments for classes and other important programs.  The International Student Oreintation Team will be using Canvas as a platform to deliver imporant pre-arrival information as students prepare to come to ISU.

Additionally, new students are recommended to attend a series of Pre-Arrival Zoom Webinars offered throughout the summer.  These webinars, presented by staff from different offices and units throughout the institution, are intended to provide students with in-depth information on important subjects, such as immunization requirements and connecting with an academic advisor.  Please see the tentative schedule below for details:

Wednesday, May 29th, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
"Visa Applications and Interview Prep"

Thursday, June 6th, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
"Finding On-Campus and Off-Campus Housing"

Tuesday, June 11th, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
"Navigating Canvas and the My.IllinoisState Portal"

Thursday, June 20th, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
"Searching for On-Campus Jobs"

Tuesday, June 25th, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
"Health and Immunization Requirements"

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
"Registering for Your Courses"

Thursday, July 18th, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
"Traveling to Illinois State University"

Tuesday, July 23rd, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
"Paying with your Student Account"

Wednesday, July 31, 8:00am - 9:00am CST
"Preparing for Orientation"

Please Note: Links for the different events will be provided to students through the Canvas site and through e-mail.