Savannah international student orientation (Fall 2014)

Tentative schedule. Final schedule is distributed at check-in.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Shuttle service from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (airport code SAV) to the residence halls and Habersham Hall is offered throughout the day.

Shuttle service from the residence halls to the Savannah Civic Center is available based on the below schedule:

New international student check-in
Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.
Second floor
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
International students may register to take the SCAD Language Studio Accuplacer test, move into the residence halls, pick up their SCAD ID, and complete SEVIS check-in procedures with international student services office staff.

Open a bank account
Savannah Civic Center
Second floor
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Representatives from area banks are available to answer questions and open accounts.

SCAD Museum of Art tour
601 Turner Blvd.
10 a.m.
Depart Oglethorpe House for a tour of the SCAD Museum of Art with your international orientation assistants.

ISSO-sponsored shopping trip to Target
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Buses depart Oglethorpe House.

Lunch
J.O.'s
Noon to 2 p.m.

SCAD Language Studio placement test
D at The Hive computer lab
2 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. The group will depart the Savannah Civic Center by bus for Accuplacer testing.

ISSO sponsored shopping trip to Walmart
5-8 p.m.
Buses depart from Oglethorpe House.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Shuttle service from the residence halls to the Savannah Civic Center is available based on the below schedule:

New international student check-in continues
Savannah Civic Center
Second floor
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
International students may register to take the SCAD Language Studio Accuplacer test, move into the residence halls, pick up SCAD ID and complete SEVIS check-in procedures with ISSO staff.

Open a bank account
Savannah Civic Center
Second floor
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Representatives from area banks are available to answer questions and open accounts.

SCAD Language Studio placement test
D at The Hive computer lab
2 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. The group will depart the Savannah Civic Center by bus for Accuplacer testing.

SCAD Museum of Art tour
10 a.m.
Depart Oglethorpe House for a tour of the SCAD Museum of Art with your international orientation assistants.

Lunch
J.O.'s
Noon to 2 p.m.

Orientation sessions
Savannah Civic Center
Johnny Mercer Theatre
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Join ISSO staff and international orientation assistants for sessions on the following topics:

  • Learn about life in a classroom from a SCAD professor
  • Meet representatives from the on-campus student employment office
  • Learn bicycle laws and safe bicycling tips
  • Understand how to buy, register and insure a motorized vehicle

Sessions for students from Venezuela and Brazil
Savannah Civic Center
Second floor conference rooms
3:30 p.m.

  • Students from Venezuela may learn more about SCAD's Cadivi process
  • Brazil Scientific Mobility Program orientation session

SCAD Language Studio placement test
D at The Hive computer lab
3:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. The group will depart the Savannah Civic Center by bus for Accuplacer testing.

Campus tour
4 p.m.
Depart from Oglethorpe House for a bus tour of several SCAD buildings.

ISSO-sponsored shopping trip to Target
6-9 p.m.
Buses depart Oglethorpe House.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Shuttle service from the residence halls to the Savannah Civic Center is available based on the below schedule:

Mandatory ISSO orientation
Savannah Civic Center
Johnny Mercer Theatre
9-11:30 a.m.
All incoming freshman, transfer and graduate international students in F-1 or J-1 student status must attend this session. It will help you understand important immigration regulations and procedures that impact F-1 and J-1 status, confirm your arrival for required government reporting purposes, and assist your adjustment to life at SCAD Savannah.

Parent orientation
Savannah Civic Center
Third floor ballroom
9 a.m.

SCAD Language Studio placement results and orientation
Savannah Civic Center
Johnny Mercer Theater
11:30 a.m.
This session is mandatory for students who took the Accuplacer placement test.

Lunch
J.O.'s
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Financial and academic success adviser session
Savannah Civic Center
Second floor conference rooms
2-5 p.m.
Meet with student financial services and academic success advisers and pay all final university fees for fall quarter.

International student and parent barbecue
SCAD Museum of Art
5-6:30 p.m.
Join ISSO staff, faculty and students for an evening of great food and acoustic music. Congratulations! You've now completed the ISSO portion of orientation and will join the all-school orientation sessions based on your status as freshman, transfer or graduate student. Meet other new students and get ready to begin your creative career journey.

Friday, Sept. 12

Freshman orientation
Savannah Civic Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Arena
8-11 a.m.
Freshman students must check in and join the all-school orientation program.

Shopping trip to Target
10:30 p.m.
Target will be open for two hours exclusively for SCAD students. Buses depart from Turner House and will make continuous loops.

Saturday, Sept. 13

All-school orientation
Savannah Civic Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Arena
8-11 a.m.
Graduate and transfer students must check in and join the all-school orientation program.

Monday, Sept. 15

Classes begin

Friday, Sept. 19

ISSO and SCAD Language Studio drop-in
Norris Hall
548 E. Broughton St.
Noon to 2 p.m.