International Student Orientation
All new international F-1 students must participate in the mandatory International Student Orientation. This includes new undergraduate, transfer and graduate students.
During orientation, we will introduce you to several members of the Caldwell community, we will share our values and traditions, and show you how you can have a rewarding experience with meeting and exceeding your educational endeavors! We will provide you all the information you need to know to maintain your legal F1 status.
Fall Orientation usually takes place towards the end of August. The Fall 2022 dates for the international student orientation are Wednesday August 24 and Wednesday August 25; followed by the welcome weekend for all new students (domestic and international) on the 26, 27 and 28.
Orientation will be at Caldwell University. The specific location for the sessions will be announced later in the summer.
Beginning the 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:
Respecting the sacred dignity of all creation, we call ourselves to a 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.
Concerned for the good of individuals and the community, we commit ourselves to honesty and professional excellence in all interactions and relationships.
Valuing connectedness, collaboration, and inclusivity, we extend this spirit through intentional outreach to the broader community.
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 love for lifelong learning and skillful collaboration in the search for knowledge, truth, and solutions to problems.