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International student orientation schedule, spring 2023

Welcome international students and families!

Please note that the following events are subject to change. You will receive the final schedule when you arrive.

Arrival and move-in days: Feb. 2-3

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Swanson Residence Hall check-in (1010 38th St., Rock Island, Ill.)

Check in with your Global Ambassador to pick up your folder and enjoy snacks and welcome. Pick up your bed linens and drop off luggage in your assigned residence hall and room.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Brunch, Gerber Center dining room

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner, Gerber Center dining room

Friday, Feb. 3

*9 a.m.-5 p.m. Chase Bank (*Friday only). Bring original documents of I-20, passport and visa. Have your email address. Meet outside of the dining hall in the Gerber Center. Morning pick-up occurs 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30 a.m. Afternoon pick-up occurs 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, and 4 p.m.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Brunch, (Gerber Center, Dining Room)

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner, (Gerber Center, Dining Room)

*6:45 p.m. Target/Kohls/Ross shopping (*Friday only). Meet your Global Ambassador in the lobby of the Gerber Center dining hall. Remember to bring: student ID to ride MetroLink 53 Bus ($1 to ride each way), money for shopping, and shopping list.

Bus departs at 7 p.m. from J lot. Bus returns from Target to Augustana every hour. Wait at bus stop in front of Target. Drop-off is at J lot by the Gerber Center.

9 p.m. Last Metro Bus back to Augie Campus.

Saturday, Feb. 4

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Chase Bank. Bring original documents of I-20, passport and visa. Have your email address. Meet outside of the dining hall in the Gerber Center. Pick-up occurs 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Brunch, (Gerber Center, dining hall)

12:45 p.m. Target/Kohls/Ross shopping. Meet your Global Ambassador in the lobby of the Gerber Center dining hall. Remember to bring: student ID to ride MetroLink 53 Bus ($1 to ride each way), money for shopping, and shopping list.

Bus departs at 1 p.m. from J lot. Bus returns from Target to Augustana every hour. Wait at bus stop in front of Target. Drop-off is at J lot by the Gerber Center.

4 p.m. Last Metro Bus back to campus.

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner, (Gerber Center, dining hall)

7-10 p.m. Social Hour with Global Ambassadors (Gerber Center, Gävle rooms). Global Ambassadors lead a scavenger hunt with prizes to win. Stop by or stay awhile for drinks and snacks.

Sunday, Feb. 5

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Brunch, (Gerber Center, dining hall)

1:30-2:30 p.m. Office of International Student and Scholar Services open house, Gerber Center, Gävle 402 and Gävle rooms.

Meet the office staff. Stop by or stay awhile for drinks and snacks. Selected clothing apparel, toiletry, blankets, and pillows are available to take (for free) while supplies last.

2:30-4 p.m. Campus tour with global ambassadors

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner, (Gerber Center, dining hall)