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Orientation

New International Student Orientation 

Orientation for new international students is held the week before Spring and Fall semesters.  Orientation for incoming students will be held January 20-23, 2014.  We ask all students (with the exception of Law exchanges) to arrive on January 20.

Welcome Dinner 2013

If you are accepted to Samford and plan on enrolling next semester, we request that you to complete the following pre-departure orientation.  This will give you helpful information about Samford and Birmingham.  It also has online forums to ask questions.

Click here for the Incoming International Pre-Departure Orientation. 

 

Spring 2014 Orientation Schedule

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Time

Monday, January 20, 2014

Location*

Facilitators

All Day

Arrival of International Students - Exchange and Undergraduate Students Move-In to Residence Halls / Graduate Students to Hotel (Courtyard Marriott in Homewood)

Campus / Hotel

 

Int'l Ambassadors

CSSA

Jenny Tan

 

Time

Tuesday, January 21,2014

Location*

Facilitators

8:00 AM

Breakfast in the Global Center

DIV S121

Int'l Ambassadors

9:00 AM

Welcome Session

DIV S111

Kyle Bailey

9:30 AM

Samford Technology / Login Info & Email

DIV S111

Int'l Ambassadors

10:00 AM

Introduction to Samford Academics

DIV S111

Anna Ralston

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Campus Tour (Students will be divided into groups and tours willinclude stops for SU IDs, Post Office, and Technology Services)

Various

Int'l Ambassadors

Jenny Tan

11:30 AM

Lunch / Introduction to the Caf

UC

Int'l Ambassadors

12:30 PM - 3:20 PM

 

ESL Placement Testing / Writing (12:30-2:00)

Brooks 204

ELLI Staff

ESL Placement Testing / Oral (2:10-3:20)

Brooks 206

ELLI Staff

**Exchange- Advisor meeting at 1:30 PM

Brooks 127

Victoria Knierim

3:30 PM

Introduction to CSSA for Chinese Students

DIV S111

CSSA

4:30 PM

Trip to Target/Mall for shopping and cell phones with CSSA

 

CSSA

6:00 PM

Dinner in the Caf

UC

Int'l Ambassadors

 

Time

         Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Location*

Facilitators

8:00 AM

Breakfast in the Global Center

DIV S121

Int'l Ambassadors

9:00 AM

Visa and Immigration Issues

DIV S111

Ashley Gassner

9:30 AM

Health Services and Insurance

DIV S111

Ashley Gassner

10:00 - 12:30 PM

ESL Placement Testing / WebCAPE

Chapman 214

ELLI Staff

**Exchange- Advisor meeting, if needed

Brooks 127

Victoria Knierim

12:30 PM

Lunch in Caf

UC

ELLI Staff

1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Trip to Bank (Students will go to Regions Bank to open a local banking account.  Each student will need, 1. Photocopy of passport main page and visa, 2. Photocopy of I-20, 3. Local Address/SU Box, 4. Phone Number.)

Meet at the Hub - UC

Int'l Ambassadors

Jenny Tan

ESL Placement Testing and Interviews, as needed

Brooks 206

ELLI Staff

4:00 PM

**MSEM Students - Advisor Meeting

Propst 109

MSEM Staff

6:00 PM

Dinner Off Campus

Int'l Ambassadors

CSSA

8:30 PM

Optional - Dodgeball in Seibert Gym

SGYM

Campus Rec

 

Time

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Location*

Facilitators

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Advisor Meetings (Please contact your advisor for appointmentand location)

 

 

 Additional Notes:

  • Samford University IDs are issued at the Department of PublicSafety and Emergency Management, 202 University Center, 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
  • If you have forgotten or lost your user ID and password, take apicture ID to 329 Brooks Hall between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You can also go to pwchange.samford.edu and click on "Forgot myPassword."  You cannot register for classes without a user IDand password.  ELLI students will not be able to take theWebCAPE assessment without a user ID and password.

 

*DIV S111-Divinity Hall, South 111(#10)            Brooks 206-Brooks Hall, 206 (#46)

 DIV S124-Divinity Hall, South 124 (#10)           UC-University Center (#53)                             

 Howard Room-2nd Floor of University Center    Chapman-Chapman Hall(#43)                           

 SGYM-Seibert Hall (#28)

 

Questions?  Email our office

 

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