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International Orientation

The Office of International Admissions and the Office of Student Services provide a mandatory orientation program to give new international students essential information regarding their stay at Trine. International Orientation is a great opportunity to:

Meet the Trine staff and other international and American students. Learn more about living in Angola and student life on campus. Find out how to get a student ID, open a bank account, tour the campus, and more.

As an international student, you are required attend orientation sessions. If you do not, you may be in violation of your visa status. Optional events to aid in your transition to Trine (shopping trips, social gatherings, etc.) are also offered during International Orientation, Fall Orientation, and Welcome Week.


You must check-in within 30 days of your program start date. There will be a check-in available for all international students taking advantage of the Chicago O'Hare Airport pick-up on Wednesday, August 20, arriving at 4 p.m. at Trine University.  The check-in will take place in the Office of Student Services in the University Center.  The main check-in will be held during International Orientation on Thursday, August 21. Check the Orientation schedule for the location and time.  You will need to bring the following documents:

  • Trine University admission letter
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20 or DS-2019
  • Financial guarantee

During Check-in you will need to fill out a form. On that form, you will be asked to provide the name, email address and phone number of someone whom we may notify in case of emergency. You will also need to provide the address of where you are staying/living in the U.S.

*Transfer Student Note: It may take several days after you check in to receive your new I-20.

Orientation Schedule

During International Orientation, current international and American students, university administrators, and faculty members welcome new international students to Trine. Students have the opportunity to move into residence halls early, get settled in their rooms, and take care of logistics. All students are still expected to still fully participate in Fall Orientation, which addresses general adjustment to college life at Trine.  Students must also remember to take their placement tests, shown below:

Placement Tests

English Placement Test (For ESL Students Only)
Language Center 105
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Math Placement Test (For Degree Students Only)
Best Hall (Room TBA)
4:00 - 5:30 pm