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Incoming Students

Whether you’re an international student enrolled in an exchange program or admitted to Union's full-time undergraduate program, there are many preparations to make before you arrive on campus.

Although your other responsibilities closely align with those of the U.S. students, please take note:

International Orientation

All first year students including international students will participate in  First Year Orientation prior to the start of the school year. All incoming international and exchange students must also attend a mandatory International orientation that takes place a few days before the general First Year Orientation.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the International Pre-Orientation will be held August 29-31. You must arrive on campus on either Monday, August 27 or Tuesday, August 28. First year students who have signed up for the Outdoor, Community Service, or Leadership pre-orientations will still be able to attend part of the International Orientation.

The 2018 International Orientation Schedule  (subject to updates over the summer)

Health Requirements

Be sure to visit the Wicker Wellness Center to review and complete all of your health form requirements.


Union's central mailroom is located in the Reamer Campus Center, first floor. The mailroom will supply your mailbox number and access codes. Your mailbox can be used for first-class mail and packages.