J-1 Exchange Student Orientation

The International Student Orientation will be held January 5-6. There is no additional fee charged for this orientation, and you do not need to preregister. The International Student Orientation is required. During orientation we will review visa regulations, health and safety concerns, cultural adaptation, expectations about academic life and introduce you to life in Wilmington!

  • January 5, 1 pm - 3 pm, fun & games!
    • Where: Cameron Hall, front lawn (Rain location, CH 132)
    • What: Compete in fun relay races and get to know other new international students and the U.S. student volunteers. Light refreshments will be provided.
    • Immediately following refreshments
  • January 6, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, an action packed day full of crucial survival information!
  • January 6, 4:15 pm - 8 pm, Student & Mentor Bonfire
    • What: Meet at Wag dining hall to catch a ride with the orientation volunteers to a Host Family’s home. We’ll sit around a bonfire and roast marshmallows and hot dogs while we relax before classes begin!

Complete online activities, earn stamps in your Seahawk Passport!

International exchange student orientation is too short (only 1.5 days) to discuss ALL of the great campus services UNCW has to offer. Therefore, we've provided short activities below to help you learn about UNCW campus life. For every activity you complete, you earn a stamp in your Seahawk Passport (student services passport). You'll receive your Seahawk passport pre-filled with stamps when you attend international exchange student orientation on January 5 & 6.

Passport Stamp Content & Activity
Health Center Stamp

Watch the video, take the quiz, earn a stamp!

Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Stamp

OIDI slides
Read through slides (PDF), take the quiz, earn a stamp!

University Learning Center Stamp

University Learning Center Module

Read through slides (PDF), take the quiz, earn a stamp!

CARE stamp

Watch the video, answer reflection questions, earn a stamp!

Dean of Students stamp

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UNCWorld t-shirt

Instructions for completing the Integrity module

Click the image above for steps to complete the UNCW Academic Integrity module.