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Event Schedule

8:30 a.m.: Breakfast & Mingle

Location: Conference Room 220, Second Floor Student Center

8:45 a.m.: Introduction and Ice Breaker

9:00 a.m.: Culture Shock

Presenter: Lisa

Description: Transition is difficult for everyone. Learn some strategies for managing the transition to a new country and American culture.

9:30 a.m.: U.S. Health Insurance

Presenter: Mike Pigou

Description: Learn about the U.S. health-care system and understand how your student health insurance will work and the benefits available.

10:00 a.m.: Counseling

Presenters: Bailey, Carly & Gypsy

Description: Meet the counseling team and learn what resources are available to you.

10:15 a.m.: Accessibility Services

Presenter: Lisa

Description: Learn about the resources and support for students with disabilities, as well as the faculty and staff involved in their education.

10:30 a.m.: Break

10:45 a.m.: Living on Campus and Knowing the Code

Presenters: Zach & Hannah

Description: Learn what to expect living on campus, find out what resources are available, and know the code that everyone is expected to uphold.

11:00 a.m.: Academic Success

Presenter: Emily

Description: Get an understanding of the University’s academic expectations and all the resources available to help you succeed.

11:30 a.m.: Getting Involved and Campus Tour

Description: Tour the beautiful historic campus and see where different facilities are located. Learn about opportunities to join clubs and organizations.

12:00 p.m.: Lunch

12:40 p.m.: Technology

Presenter: Matt Cowley

Description: This session will help you navigate the various technologies available to UIU students. Topics covered include UIU email, myUIU, uiuLearn, MyApps, printing on campus, Wi-Fi, IT Help Desk, and more! If you have a laptop or tablet, bring it to this session.

1:00 p.m.: Title IX

Presenter: Lisa

Description: Gain an understanding of Title IX and your rights as a student.

1:15 p.m.: Understanding your visa and I-20/DS 2019 requirements

Description: This session will provide essential information on topics such as maintaining lawful status, and understanding your I-20 or DS-2019 and their multi-functions.

1:30 p.m.: Tips, Tricks, and Tasks

Description: Find out where to pick up mail, food service hours, what amenities are available for students, get a student ID, finish up paperwork.

2:00 p.m.: Trip to Walmart

Description: Walmart Supercenters offer a one-stop shopping experience by combining a grocery store with fresh produce, bakery, deli and dairy products with electronics, apparel, and home furnishings.