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International Orientation Spring 2023

Welcome, New Students! 

Get Ready to Make Your Mark at FDU
International Orientation - January 18, 2023
What to bring: a smile, good attitude, your passport, and any questions you have!
When: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 18
Where: Metropolitan Campus and Florham Campus - see below for directions.
Metropolitan Campus: Bridge Cafe in Alumni Hall, 1000 River Road, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Building 10 on this page:
Florham Campus: Hartman Lounge in the Mansion, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, New Jersey 07940
Building 1 on this page:
Some Important Reminders:
  • Medical Clearance: ALL students are required to be medically cleared to attend classes in New Jersey.  This a legal requirement.  To ensure no interruption to your study at FDU, please be sure to complete health forms for medical clearance to attend classes at Fairleigh Dickinson University:  
  • Placement testing: If you were required to complete placement testing you will not be able to register in classes until this is completed. 
  • Registration:  Your academic advisor will contact you at your FDU student email account once your placement test results have been recorded. 
  • Class Schedule: After registering in classes, you will see your class schedule in Please check your FDU student email for any important emails from academic departments regarding placement testing, registration, and classes.  Your professors will only email you at your FDU student email account.  
  • Fee Payment: After you see your schedule in Self Service, you can view and pay your invoice (not for government sponsored students). 
  • Payment methods and payment information:  and
We are excited to welcome you to FDU! 

All international students must check-in with ISS no later than 10 days from their official start of academic activities. Check-in provides the ISS the opportunity to:
  • Review your visa status documents
  • Report the arrival of FDU sponsored F-1 and J-1 students invalid status to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, thus activating your SEVIS record;
  • Help you get settled on campus and answer your questions as you begin your activities at FDU; and
  • Ensure that all students are added to email lists that provide valuable visa-status-related information, including travel advisories, workshops, tax information, and events, throughout the year.
We are excited that you will be joining FDU this semester. New International Student Orientation will take you through the next steps beginning your journey at FDU. Confirm your attendance at Orientation by registering at the link above.  All new F-1 and J-1 status students are required to attend.

Who Must Check In

You must report to the International Student Services Office (ISS) for check-in if you are:
  • a new international student on F-1 or J-1 visa status
  • a continuing international student beginning a new program of study or returning from a leave of absence   

When to Check In

  • Earliest: after you have arrived in the U.S. to begin your program
  • Latest: no later than 10 days from your academic program start date
  • We will send you an email prior to the start of class with instructions on how to complete the Initial ISS Check-in.  

What visa status documents will you need?

  • All relevant visa status documents (i.e. passport, Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, Form I-20, Form DS-2019, etc.)
  • Any documents issued to you upon your entry to the U.S. by the airport
  • Any other visa status-related documents issued by USCIS, if applicable (e.g. I-797 Approval Notice) 

► Check-In In the United States



Spring 2023 

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) collaborates with campus partners to welcome you to campus and provide information to help your transition to the US and to FDU.  There is a lot of detailed information in our online pre-arrival orientation that is required for all new students.  These essential sessions feature tips for academic success and critical visa status information.

International Student Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate Student for Metropolitan Campus
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 9:15am 
Undergraduate and Graduate student for Florham Campus
  • Wednesday, January, 2023 9:15am

Spring 2023 Orientation Schedule - January 18, 2023
9:15 am – International Orientation Begins
4:30 pm – End of International Orientation

January 19, 2023 - Placement Testing, Academic Advising and Course Registration
January 20, 2023 - Placement Testing, Academic Advising and Course Registration

Have Questions? Please submit your Orientation Questions to or