International Student Orientation

Student volunteer helps to answer a question of a new international student

Current students volunteer to help answer questions during International Student Orientation.

Congratulations on your admission to Western Michigan University! We look forward to interacting with you during International Student Orientation. 

The International Student Orientation team is here to help you make a smooth academic, social, geographic, and professional transition to WMU. You will meet new friends, faculty, staff and current international students who will help you throughout your time as a bronco. 

Register for Orientation   Complete pre-arrival guide

 Stay up to date on Immigration compliance by visiting



Dates and Schedules 

Entry Semester Early move-in
Residence Halls 
Orientation Dates Location of Orientation Classes Begin
 Fall 2020  Aug. 25 at 9 a.m.  Virtual Welcome - Aug. 26 at 10:00 a.m. Online via Webex & E-learning  Sept. 2
Spring 2021 Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. Jan. 7 - Jan. 8 WMU Bernhard Center Jan. 11
Summer I 2021 TBA May 6 TBA May 10


Registering for classes

Incoming students should schedule a virtual advising visit with their college to register for classes. These meetings should be completed by Aug 25, 2020. 


FRequently Asked QUestions

Review the frequently asked questions by admitted students. Please send additional questions to


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