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International student orientation schedule, spring 2023

Welcome international students and families!

Please note that the following events are subject to change. You will receive the final schedule when you arrive.

Arrival and move-in days: Feb. 2-3

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Swanson Residence Hall check-in (1010 38th St., Rock Island, Ill.)

Check in with your Global Ambassador to pick up your folder and enjoy snacks and welcome. Pick up your bed linens and drop off luggage in your assigned residence hall and room.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Chase Bank (Friday only). Bring original documents of I-20, passport and visa. Have your email address.

8:45-1:45 a.m. Meet Office of International Student and Scholar Services staff outside of the dining hall in the Gerber Center. Pick-up occurs at 8:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15 and 11:45 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Brunch, (Gerber Center, Dining Room)

1-4 p.m. Meet office staff outside of the dining hall in the Gerber Center. Pickup occurs at 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15 and 3:45 p.m.

5-7 p.m. Dinner, (Gerber Center, Dining Room)

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Chase Bank. Bring original documents of I-20, passport and visa. Have your email address.

8:45-11:45 a.m. Meet staff outside of the dining hall in the Gerber Center. Pick-up occurs at 8:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15 and 11:45 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Brunch, (Gerber Center, dining hall)

12:45 p.m. Target/Kohls/Ross shopping. Meet your Global Ambassador in the lobby of the Gerber Center dining hall. Remember to bring: student ID to ride MetroLink 53 Bus ($1 to ride each way), money for shopping, and shopping list.

Bus departs at 1 p.m. from J lot. Bus returns from Target to Augustana every half hour on the hour. Wait at bus stop in front of Target. Drop-off is at J lot by the Gerber Center.

4 p.m. Last Metro Bus back to campus.

5-7 p.m. Dinner, (Gerber Center, dining hall)

Sunday, Feb. 5

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Brunch, (Gerber Center, dining hall)

1:30-3:30 p.m. Office of International Student and Scholar Services open house, Gerber Center, Gävle 402.

Meet the office staff. Stop by or stay awhile for drinks and snacks. Selected winter apparel, toiletry, blankets, and pillows are available to take (for free) while supplies last.

5-7 p.m. Dinner, (Gerber Center, dining hall)