F-1 GRADUATE ORIENTATION FALL 2020

Orientation information for Masters and Ph.D students in all Graduate colleges.

F-1 students can choose either an synchronous or asynchronous orientation option – depending on what best fits your schedule and learning style.

If you are beginning your program from your home country, then you will be required to attend the OGS orientation session at the beginning of your first semester on your F-1 visa. Some information shared here may still be useful to you as a remote student.

Synchronous

Asynchronous

    • Asynchronous orientation is a course you will be automatically added to in Canvas where you can go through each orientation module on your own time
    • Asynchronous orientation is a good option if:
      • You like self-directed learning and want to be able to move through the information at your own pace
      • The synchronous webinars do not fit your schedule
      • You are worried that your internet connection won’t sufficiently stream a webinar
  • The Canvas course must be completed in the Firefox web browser
  • Attendance criteria
    • Complete all orientation segments
    • Pass polls and quizzes in Canvas
  • After completion of the asynchronous orientation session in canvas, you have the option to attend the New International Student Town hall where you can ask any remaining questions about compliance and life at Northeastern to a panel of Global Student Ambassadors and OGS staff members. This webinar is optional and will not be graded.
    Town Hall for New International Students – Wednesday, September 30th at 11:00am EDT 

F-1 UNDERGRADUATE ORIENTATION FALL 2020

Mandatory:

The Office of Global Services will hold a mandatory international student compliance session within the Husky 101 orientation. Husky 101 Online is a time for students and families to become more connected to the university. This curricula is designed to introduce you to the campus resources and services that will assist and support you throughout the years.

It is mandatory for all new students to complete the Husky 101 Online Student Curriculum including the OGS international student compliance session. Pre-registration is not required.

https://www.northeastern.edu/orientation/fall20/

 

Optional: 

You have the option to attend the New International Student Town hall where you can ask any remaining questions about compliance and life at Northeastern to a panel of Global Student Ambassadors and OGS staff members. This webinar is optional and will not be graded.

Town Hall for New International Students – Wednesday, September 30th at 11:00am EDT 

 

NU Immerse 

Mandatory:  

Students in this program will receive orientation registration information from their program directly. The Office of Global Services will hold a mandatory international student compliance session within the NU Immerse orientation. 

Optional: 

You have the option to attend the New International Student Town hall where you can ask any remaining questions about compliance and life at Northeastern to a panel of Global Student Ambassadors and OGS staff members. This webinar is optional and will not be graded.  

Town Hall for New International Students – Wednesday, September 30th at 11:00am EDT 
 

Global Pathways  

Mandatory: 

Students in this program will receive orientation registration information from their program directly. The Office of Global Services will hold a mandatory international student compliance session within the NU Immerse orientation.  

Optional: 

You have the option to attend the New International Student Town hall where you can ask any remaining questions about compliance and life at Northeastern to a panel of Global Student Ambassadors and OGS staff members. This webinar is optional and will not be graded. 
Town Hall for New International Students – Wednesday, September 30th at 11:00am EDT 

F-1 STUDENTS IN THE COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (both Graduate and Undergraduate) FALL 2020

Undergraduate and Graduate students in the College of Professional Studies can choose either an synchronous or asynchronous orientation option – depending on what best fits your schedule and learning style.

Synchronous

    • Synchronous sessions will be delivered live by OGS staff, via a streaming webinar platform.
    • Synchronous orientation is a good option if:
      • Want to be able to ask questions to OGS staff real-time
      • You have a stable internet connection that can stream an entire orientation session. Attendance at the entire orientation session is required.
  • Attend one of the following five orientation sessions that are held in GoToWebinar
  • Attendance criteria
    • Attend full session
    • Pass polls in GoToWebinar

Asynchronous

    • Asynchronous orientation is a course you will be automatically added to in Canvas where you can go through each orientation module on your own time
    • Asynchronous orientation is a good option if:
      • You like self-directed learning and want to be able to move through the information at your own pace
      • The synchronous webinars do not fit your schedule
      • You are worried that your internet connection won’t sufficiently stream a webinar
  • Attendance criteria
    • Complete all orientation segments
    • Pass polls and quizzes in Canvas
  • After completion of the asynchronous orientation session in canvas, you have the option to attend the New International Student Town hall where you can ask any remaining questions about compliance and life at Northeastern to a panel of Global Student Ambassadors and OGS staff members. This webinar is optional and will not be graded.
    Town Hall for New International Students – Wednesday, September 30th at 11:00am EDT 

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