Global Spartan Welcome

Global Spartan Welcome

Welcome to our #GlobalSpartan community!

In addition to the campus orientation program (Sparta Camp for first years, Spartan Experience for Transfers, or Graduate Student Orientation), all new international students must attend a special Global Spartan Welcome program with International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). The Global Spartan Welcome is designed just for international students, and covers immigration and cultural topics to help prepare you for your transition to university life in the U.S.

What will you do at Global Spartan Welcome?

  • Learn important information about maintaining your visa status
  • Explore cultural transitions and learn more about American culture
  • Gain tips and strategies for academic success in the U.S.
  • Connect with campus resources
  • Get to know other international students
  • Meet your International Student Advisors and staff who are here to support you


Spring 2020 Global Spartan Welcome Program Dates

Undergraduate Program

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2019 
  • First time studying in the U.S.?
    • You will attend a full-day session from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Lunch is provided.
  • Studied in the U.S. (high school or community college) for at least 2 years?
    • You will attend the afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Lunch is provided.

Graduate Student Program (for Masters level students)

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 1:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Lunch is provided.

Exchange Student Program (for those on J-1 visas)

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • No registration is required for exchange students; all incoming exchange students will receive more information via email.

Make Up Session (approval required)

  • Friday, January 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Questions regarding Global Spartan Welcome? Contact