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Mandatory International Student Orientation & Arrival Information

Orientation Information

All new international students (graduates, undergraduate students, and transfer students from other universities in the U.S.) must attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation (MISO).  This orientation is required and failure to attend an orientation session will prevent you from registering for classes at SMSU.  

MISO will be held Wednesday, January 6th through Friday, January 8th, 2021. 

At MISO, you will:

  • Complete the Mandatory Visa Check-In required by the US Federal Government
  • Obtain your Mustang ID card
  • Access Your Student Accounts
  • Learn about Health Services and the required Health Insurance
  • Take the English & Math Placement Exams
  • Pay the Minimum $2,500 Required to Enroll
  • Meet with your Advisor & Enroll for Your Classes
  • Among other Important Matters

MISO is designed to provide useful and important information, and help you adapt to your new environment.  It is a way for new students to learn more about campus life, make new friends, and help you retain legal status as a student.  


January 6 - MOVE IN DAY & PLACEMENT TESTING:  Please arrive between 10:00 am-2:00 pm to check in at the Center for International Education (CIE), located in the Student Center, Room 237.  After you move into your residence hall, you will be taking the college placement tests from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm to find out what English and Math level you can enroll in.           

January 7 – MANDATORY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION (MISO):  Orientation will run from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Plan to attend all of the orientation in order to register for classes. You will also receive information to help you maintain your immigration status and many other vital parts of being an international student at SMSU.  Be sure to make your travel plans accordingly!  

January 8 – REGISTRATION DAY:  Meet your major advisor and enroll for classes. 

REMINDER:  You must pay a minimun of $2,500 before you will be allowed to register for classes.  Making this payment will be part of the first day of orientation. Additional information regarding payment options will be sent to you in advance once we know you have received your F-1 VISA and are planning to attend SMSU.

Last Modified: 9/4/20 2:41 PM