All International Students are required to attend three orientations:

All-CGU New Student Orientation
All-CGU Orientation is designed to introduce international students to CGU’s academic programs, policies, and services. You will be given specific information on maintaining your immigration status and advice for adapting to a new culture.

I-Place International Student Orientation and Check-In
Upon arrival at CGU, all International students are required to attend the New International Student and Scholar Orientation (NISSO) , presented by International Place (I-Place) . Students should follow these steps:

  • Find out dates and times
  • Register for the event
  • Sign up for a Check-In appointment with an International Student advisor on the CGU campus. Check-in is mandatory prior to registering for classes.

Requirements for check-in are listed below:

All newly attending international students must bring passport, I-94 card, and visa (F or J).

Stamped I-20 (if applicable)
If you have received an initial status I-20 while out of the United States, it must have been stamped through the point of entry.

Graduate Medical History Report
This form needs to be signed by Student Health Services . More information will be available at International Student Orientation Day.

Tuberculosis Testing
Student Health Services requires that all new international students undergo screening or provide proof of tuberculosis testing by the end of first semester.

Health Insurance
Immigration policy requires that all international students are covered by an insurance policy. There are two ways to satisfy this:

Specific Program/Department Orientation
Your school- or program-specific orientation will focus more directly on the program you are starting and will also introduce you to department staff, faculty, and peers. Contact your school directly for more information.