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International Student Admission

International Student Orientation

The Marist College International Orientation Program is an intensive workshop at the beginning of each semester that introduces students to the College, helps them register for courses, meet faculty and administrators, and become familiar with college and governmental policies and procedures.

A component of the orientation program is an additional American Culture and Language seminar during the fall and spring semesters. This required seminar helps students understand the academic practices and requirements vital to success in college in the United States. Both the orientation workshop and seminar are mandatory for all international students.

International student orientation will take place on Tuesday-Friday, 20-23 August 2019, beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. each day in the Murray Student Center. Detailed information about the event is provided in the orientation letter.

Plan to arrive in the USA by August, 19th 2019, so that you may participate in the full program, a requirement for all international students. On-campus housing will be provided beginning on August 19th, 2019 for undergraduate students who will be living on campus in the fall semester. Temporary housing can be provided to graduate students from August 19-20 2019.

We look forward to seeing you!

An additional fee is required of both graduate and undergraduate students to cover the cost of orientation and the subsequent seminar.

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students 

Please email for orientation information, or refer to your acceptance email.

For more information about orientation, please contact:

Director, Center for Multicultural Affairs & HEOP
Iris Ruiz-Grech


Marist Designated School Officer
Deborah Holtman