International Student Orientation

The International Student Orientation is mandatory for all international students studying with an F-1 or J-1 student visa. This includes international freshmen, transfer students, and graduate students.

Welcome to Western Oregon University!

Our International Student Orientation is thoughtfully designed to provide new international students with essential information about WOU. We cover everything from WOU’s policies and procedures to campus facilities, life in the United States, the charming City of Monmouth, and valuable local resources. Participation in this orientation is crucial for all new and transfer international students.

Winter Term 2024

Mark your calendars! The International Student Orientation is scheduled for January 5th, 2024. To ensure your attendance, please plan your travel to arrive in the country before this date. Be vigilant about checking your email for important details and updates. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to WOU!

New Student Orientation Package

You will receive the following information on the first day of your orientation. Additionally, here is a list of the documents for easy access.