International Student Orientation

The 5 W’s of International Student Orientation 

Who:

All new students to Caldwell University. Whether you are a new Undergraduate, Transfer, or Graduate student, all international F-1 students participate in Orientation.

What:

Orientation is a 3 day adventure that will provide you a personal experience with Caldwell University, its values and traditions, and how you will have a rewarding experience with meeting and exceeding your educational endeavors!

When:

Orientation begins at 9am on August 20th in the Caldwell University Student Center. See the map below to help you find the right location.

http://www.caldwell.edu/about/directions/campus-map

Students should aim to arrive in the United States between August 18th and August 19th. If you arrive at Newark International Airport during those days, the university contracts a free shuttle to the Caldwell University campus during day time hours.

Where:

Orientation will be at Caldwell University. We will be in several different locations throughout the 3 days, and you will receive a full schedule of locations upon arrival to the university. We will also take a trip to New York City to see a little more of what you can do in your free time.

Why:

Beginning study at a university can be daunting. We realize that as an international student, you face additional challenges adapting to and succeeding in a demanding environment. Orientation is a time for you to learn as much as you can about the university, and become situated in your new environment before starting your full course of study. We also focus on a few key values that we feel students should embody throughout Orientation, and you can learn more about those in the below section. 

The Core Values of Caldwell University and how they encompass everyday life at Cougar Nation will be presented during Orientation:

RESPECT
Respecting the sacred dignity of all creation, we call ourselves to responsible relationship with each other and with the earth. Diversity of races, creeds, cultures, and abilities enriches the College community, in a climate of mutual respect.

INTEGRITY
Concerned for the good of individuals and the community, we commit ourselves to honesty and professional excellence in all interactions and relationships.

COMMUNITY
Valuing connectedness, collaboration and inclusivity, we extend this spirit through intentional outreach to the broader community.

EXCELLENCE
Aware that each person, singly and together with others, has a role in creating a just and compassionate global community, we promise each other commitment to developing in the whole person a love for lifelong learning and skillful collaboration in the search for knowledge, truth, and solutions to problems.

 


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