New Students

To make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, here are the essentials you need to prepare for your first year at Wooster.

International Student Orientation

International student Orientation (ISO) is mandatory for all international students. It is optional but highly recommended for global nomads. If you are a global nomad and are uncertain about attending, you are encouraged to email international@wooster.edu to learn more.

Important Dates

August 13, 2024 – International Student MoveIn

  • Students may not move to campus before this date.
  • Shuttle service is provided from Cleveland Hopkins Airport on¬†August 13 only. Completion of the Arrival Form is mandatory. We will notify students of the shuttle schedule once we have reviewed all students’ arrival times.
  • All students, regardless of their travel arrangements, must complete the Arrival Form by August 1.

August 14 through 16 – Mandatory International Student Orientation

General Overview of Topics Covered/Events:

  • Bank Account Set Up
  • Cell Phone Set Up
  • Information and Technology Help
  • Campus Tours
  • Shuttles to Walmart
  • Learning in the US
  • Campus Safety
  • Regulations 101
  • What is a global nomad?
  • Culture Shock
  • Healthcare in the US
  • Navigating Identity in the US
  • Student Employment for International Students
  • Career Planning
  • Evening activities with International Student Orientation Leaders

August 17 – Mandatory New Student Orientation Begins

August 21 – Classes Begin

Immigration to the U.S.

Once you have secured your admission to Wooster, confirmed your ability to finance a Wooster education, and received your I-20, you still have several very important next steps to follow.

What to Bring

Read our list of recommendations for what to bring with you to campus.

Are you excited about coming to Wooster? Check out this video to where three international alumni share their experiences coming to Wooster and how the College prepared them for life afterwards.