The international student orientation program is designed to facilitate new students' adjustment to the Maryville campus and community. Some of the events are just for fun and include great opportunities to meet new people; others are meant to provide crucial information. The orientation includes information on registration, student services, library services, health services, campus, computers, telephones, banking, immigration, cultural adjustment, and an English Placement Exam. Students will also be placed in the general one-credit orientation class (ORN 110 or 120), required of all students.

Here is the list of subjects and activities that will be covered in the orientation. Please note that this list is NOT final and is subject to changes.

  • English Language Placement Test
  • Math Placement Test
  • America 101
  • In the Classroom: American / Maryville Academic System
  • Campus Tour
  • Campus Services
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Course Registration & Advising
  • Shopping Trip
  • Immigration Information
  • Student Panel on Life Outside the Classroom
  • Computing Information and Library Orientation
  • Mountain Challenge Activity
  • Banking

 IMPORTANT DATES

 
First term/semester (Fall)
  • Arrival: August 16-17, 2013
  • Orientation: August 18-27, 2013
  • Registration: August 23, 2013
  • Classes Begin: August 28, 2013
  • Classes End: December 6, 2013
  • Examination Period: December 9-12, 2013
  • Vacation Period(s): November 27 – December 1, 2013, and December 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014
 
 Second term/semester
  •  Arrival: January 23, 2014
  •  Orientation: January 24-28, 2014
  •  Registration: January 27, 2014
  •  Classes Begin: January 29, 2014
  •  Classes End: May 9, 2014
  •  Examination Period: May 12 - 15, 2014
  •  Vacation Period(s): March 15 - 23, 2014
 
Third term/semester
  •  Registration: January 6, 2014
  •  Classes Begin: January 6, 2014
  •  Classes End: January 24, 2014
  •  Examination Period: N/A experiential education courses
  •  Vacation Period(s): N/A

**January-term is included in fall/spring tuition for students studying for a full academic year.  You must be taking a January-term classes to reside on campus during this term.