International Students

Orientation

Please note: International Student Orientation and Immigration Check-In are two separate processes, and students are required to complete both.

Orientation will introduce you to Ohio State, provide important information and help you become familiar with available resources. Through orientation, you will learn about:

The Office of International Affairs will also offer Pre-Arrival Sessions via CarmenZoom, where you can ask any follow-up questions to further help with your transition this summer and meet fellow Buckeyes.

For help accessing CarmenCanvas, refer to the Get Started Guide. If you have problems accessing CarmenCanvas or CarmenZoom, contact the OCIO Help Desk at ServiceDesk@osu.edu or call 614-688-4357 (HELP).


Orientation will take place through a hybrid format format in two phases. First, virtual orientation will take place through CarmenCanvas, Ohio State’s online learning management system. Second, the in-person orientation will take place in one day for graduate students and over three days with the Office of International Affairs and your college for undergraduate students.

Virtual orientation


  • You DO NOT have to register since you will be automatically enrolled. You will receive an enrollment confirmation email along with instructions through your Buckeyemail account on July 18, 2022.
  • Orientation is mandatory and you should complete your self-guided orientation by the start of your in-person orientation. The Office of International Affairs will be automatically notified of your completion.

In-person orientation


The dates of your arrival and completion of your immigration check-in appointment will determine your assigned orientation date.

Undergraduate in-person orientation

  • Check-in on August 1-5, attend Orientation #1 on August 8-10
  • Check-in on August 8-9, attend Orientation #2 on August 10-12
  • Check-in on August 10-12, attend Orientation #3 on August 15-17
  • Check-in on August 15-16, attend Orientation #4 on August 17-19

Graduate in-person orientation

  • Check-in on August 1-5 and 8-11, attend Orientation #1 on August 12
  • Check-in on August 15-18, attend Orientation #2 on August 19


Orientation will take place virtually through CarmenCanvas, Ohio State's online learning management system. You will be automatically registered for the orientation modules.

  • You DO NOT have to register since you will be automatically enrolled. You will receive an enrollment confirmation email along with instructions through your Buckeyemail account on December 20, 2021.
  • Orientation is mandatory and you should complete your self-guided orientation by January 14, 2022. The Office of International Affairs will be automatically notified of your completion.


Orientation will take place virtually through CarmenCanvas, Ohio State's online learning management system. You will be automatically registered for the orientation modules.

  • You DO NOT have to register since you will be automatically enrolled. You will receive an enrollment confirmation email with instructions through Buckeyemail on April 25, 2022.
  • Orientation is mandatory, and you should complete your self-guided orientation by May 10, 2022. The Office of International Affairs will be automatically notified of your completion.