International Parent & Family Orientation

September 10-13, 2019

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services is excited to welcome the Class of 2023! 

International Parent Orientation will include a welcome reception, information sessions for parents, campus tours and excursions in Evanston and Chicago.  

While we cannot help parents secure a B1/B2 visitor’s visa for entry into the U.S., we can provide a letter confirming a student’s participation in international student orientation. Please email intoff@northwestern.edu to request this letter.

 

Please see schedule here. 

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019: Move-in and arrival day!

  • Help your student move in!

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019:  Settle in and get organized day!

  • 10:00 - 2:00 PM: Bed Bath & Beyond Shopping Shuttles. (International students get 10% off!)
  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM: OISS Open House

 

 Thursday, September 12, 2019: International Parent and Family Orientation

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM: Parent and Family Arrival
  • 9:00 - 12:00 PM: Orientation Presentations
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch (provided) and Break
  • 1:30 - 5:00 PM Orientation Presentations
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM: International Parent Reception @ the Segal Center

 

Friday, September 13, 2019: Parent Excursion Day!

  • 9:00 - 12:00 PM:
    • Northwestern Library Tour
    • Evanston History Center Tour. Sign up here
    • Tour of Evanston. Select your tour and pre-pay in person or online here. Select only the tours provided on September 13. 
  • 12:00 PM: Return to campus for lunch with students, staff, and IPAS
  • 12:30 - 2:00: Lunch (Provided) & Break
  • 2:00 - 5:00 PM: Optional Resource Presentations (on health insurance, career centers, student health, etc.) and Campus Tours in various languages.