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Important information about the university's response to COVID-19
STARS/SOAR, Student Transition & Retention Services / Student Orientation, Advising & Registration
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International Students Information


All first-semester students including International students are required to participate in the SOAR Experience that is comprised of the Advising & Registration Process and Orientation Workshop Process. Additionally, International students must attend a Center for International Education (CIE) Immigration Clearance Session to avoid visa status issues that may impact attendance at the university.

International freshmen can visit SOAR Information for Freshman for a step-by-step process to participating in the SOAR Experience. Virtual orientation workshops for International freshmen take place:
Friday, July 1
Thursday, August 5
Monday, August 9

International transfer students can visit SOAR Information for Transfer Information for deadlines, details, and links to completing the SOAR Experience.

For additional CIE information, please email  or visit the Center for International Education website.