New Student Orientation
The Center for the Student Experience (CSE) has designed a comprehensive Orientation Program for undergraduate and graduate students, including international and domestic students. Goals of the program include:
- Matching you with ArtCenter student peer
- Providing opportunities to build relationships
with other new students,
- Increasing your knowledge of important
services, departments, and policies.
- Connecting you with your major/program and department chair.
- Providing an understanding of your
- Reducing anxiety about the transition to
- Increasing the understanding for students to
take ownership and responsibility in their educational process.
- Inspiring you for your upcoming ArtCenter journey!
During Orientation week, you will receive your login to Inside ArtCenter where you'll access your official schedule of classes. If you are an undergraduate student, there is no pre-selection process for classes. Although there is the possibility of making changes after you receive your schedule, you will be placed in your required courses prior to your arrival.
Below you will find mock schedules for Fall, Spring and Summer programs (subject to change) for the week-long program, useful information, and links to college resources.
Additional information can be found on the
Orientation Facebook page.
All new international students holding an F-1
visa are required to attend the International Student Orientation and complete
Information Form (click
here or see below for a fillable pdf), which will be collected at Orientation.
The International Advisor is available for general assistance with adjustment
to life in the United States and for advising on enrollment, employment and
other matters as they relate to international student status. Workshops and
regular announcements are provided regarding immigration updates, employment
authorization and cultural events.
For more information regarding programs and services for current international students, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 626.396.2370, or visit the Center for the Student Experience in room 200B.