Atlanta international student orientation (Winter 2015)

Wednesday, Dec. 31 to Thursday, Jan. 1

Early move-in
SCAD Atlanta residence halls open to international students for early move-in. Email ISSO to notify us of early move-in plans.

Thursday, Jan. 1

Optional shopping trip to Target
1-5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

7-8 a.m.
SCAD Language Studio ESL testing check-in
SCAD Atlanta, front lobby, second floor
1600 Peachtree St.
You must bring your passport, SEVIS I-20, Form I-94, visa and U.S. social security card (if applicable).

ESL testing is required unless exempted as noted in your SCAD acceptance packet. Review the SCAD Language Studio assessment policies.

8-9:30 a.m.
SCAD Language Studio ESL placement test

Room 273

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All international students will follow the freshman general orientation schedule

1-1:30 p.m.
Lunch

The Hub
Provided by ISSO and UNI Intercultural Club of SCAD Atlanta.

1:30-2 p.m.
International student document review

Front lobby, second floor
You must bring your passport, SEVIS Form I-20, Form I-94 card, visa and U.S. social security card (if applicable).

2-3 p.m.
International student orientation

Room 256
Orientation is required and will cover SEVIS compliance, international health insurance, work authorization, banking and other important topics.

3-5:30 p.m.
Intro to MySCAD (optional)

Room 273

3-5:30 p.m.
Banking in the U.S., presented by Wells Fargo (optional)

Colorado Room
You will learn valuable information about banking practices, routine services, international wire transfers, identity theft and more. You may open a U.S. bank account on site with your personal funds and apply for a debit card. Refreshments will be provided.

3-5:30 p.m.
SCAD Card pick-up (optional)

Room 118

4 p.m.
SCAD Language Studio ESL placement test results

Room 256
Learn how well you scored on the ESL test. If you cannot attend, you can get your results by checking your schedule in MySCAD after this meeting.

Monday, Jan. 5

Classes begin