International and TCK Student Orientation

Fall 2022

Note: Student volunteers helping with International Student/TCK new student orientation should meet for training on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm in the office of International Students & Scholars in Templeton Center.

New students will receive an orientation packet upon arrival, and can also access an e-version of it here: International and TCK Orientation Packet

Monday, August 22, 2022 (Arrival Day)

9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
New students arrive throughout the day. Transportation provided by International Students and Scholars (ISS).  L&C Drivers: Brian White/ISS and Bridget Flaherty/ISS; L&C Student Greeters: Maryam Al-Ghezi (AM) and Altaf Barelvi (PM). We will meet flights throughout the day. Emergency TEL: 503-768-7305 (Office of International Students & Scholars). Students arriving on campus may move into their rooms anytime after 9:00AM. Students report to International Students and Scholars (ISS) to pick up packets, room keys, access cards, and linen (if needed).

Students settle into their rooms. The following student volunteers will be on hand to help new students move into their rooms: Adrian Aliwarga, Indonesia; Sona Hovhannisyan, Armenia; Francisco Perozo, Venezuela; Ruth Makonnen, Netherlands; Davit Sargsyan, Armenia; Altaf Barelvi, Indonesia; Kiana Teh, USA/Hong Kong. ISS staff members Paola Dennis will also assist. Students can visit International Students and Scholars (ISS) to call home and inform parents of safe arrival. Snacks will be available at International Students and Scholars (ISS) office. Students take ID card pictures after settling in. Adrian Aliwarga can accompany students to Campus Safety.

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. (Note: Volunteers should stagger lunch times)
Lunch for students who have arrived. Francisco Perozo and Ruth Makonnen will be at the door of Fields Dining Room at 11:45 a.m. to orient students to the dining room. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Students stop by International Students and Scholars to complete several tasks:

  • Take a picture for the ISS electronic screen. Adrian Aliwarga will assist with pictures.
  • Waive the L&C health insurance plan, if you have private insurance. Davit Sargsyan will assist. Insurance waiver system can be found at:

https://waive.pacificsource.com/LEWI

  • Take a logistical tour of Templeton. Meet inside at Templeton Foyer (bottom of spiral staircase). Checkout your mailbox, stop by the Student Accounts Office, Health Center etc. Tours at: 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30. Milica Stanisic and Sona Hovhannisyan will alternate leading the tours.
  • Get ID card at Campus Safety.
  • Visit the Lewis & Clark Bookstore. If you need snack food, toiletries or want to start browsing for textbooks, learn where the bookstore is and make your purchases this afternoon. Open until 5:00 p.m.

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tour of Campus led by Francisco Perozo and Ruth Makonnen. New students should bring an umbrella/rain jacket if rain seems likely. After the tour, proceed to Campus Safety for ID pictures (for students who still need ID cards). Meet in front of Templeton Center (near Fields Dining Room).

5:00 p.m.
Dinner Maryam Al-Ghezi and Adrian Aliwarga meet at the door of Fields Dining Room at 5:00 p.m. to orient students to the dining room. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Fred Meyer Store Visit
Visit Fred Meyer Store to shop for your room OR relax and get some rest after your moving day. Trimet bus #39 bus will leave campus for Fred Meyer at 5:30 p.m. Returning bus will leave Fred Meyer for the return to campus at 6:42 p.m. Don’t miss the last one!!! Milica Stanisic and Sona Hovhannisyan.

Evening

Meet Late Arrivals at Portland Airport and Accompany to Campus:
Altaf Barelvi. Meet Late Arrivals and help with dinner and move-in: Francisco Perozo and Davit Sargsyan.


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tuesday Volunteers
Ruth Makonnen on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.
 Sona Hovhannisyan on duty in ISS Office from 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm.

8:30 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast in Templeton, Council Chamber. Student volunteer: Maryam Al-Ghezi.

9:15 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
Opening Program. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

Please bring the following items with you: your orientation packet and your passport.

Milica Stanisic and Adrian Aliwarga will explain tasks you need to complete as you arrive.

  • Take pictures of students for ISS electronic screen, if still not completed. Adrian Aliwarga.
  • Collect manila envelopes for passports (Ruth Makonnen and Sona Hovhannisyan). Students who forget the passport can bring it to the ISS later in the day.
  • Copy passports. (Ruth Makonnen and Sona Hovhannisyan will copy the documents at ISS).

Welcome and introductions.

  • Introduction of staff and guests. Brian White, Associate Dean of Students
  • Introduction of Bridget Flaherty, Associate Director of ISS and Paola Dennis, ISS Administrative Specialist
  • Introduction of Joann Zhang, Director of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME)
  • Introductions of Laura Shier, Director of Academic English Studies
  • Introduction of Robin Holmes-Sullivan, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Introduction of ASLC Vice President
  • Introduction of Milica Stanisic, ISLC President and Kiana Teh, TCK Intern 
  • Introduction of Margaret Upton, Director, Health Service
  • Introduction of Melissa Osmond, Associate Director for Health Promotion & Wellness
  • Self introductions of students

10:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Break.

Students take ID card pictures. Altaf Barelvi, and Francisco Perozo, can accompany students to Campus Safety.

11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Important Topics. Templeton Student Center: Council Chamber and other locations in Templeton

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Student Accounts 101. (Location: Council Chamber) Kerry Barnes.
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Safety Issues and Getting Connected. (Locations: Council Chamber and Thayer) Safety: Sona Hovhannisyan, and Altaf Barelvi; Getting Connected: Ruth Makonnen and Davit Sargsyan.

12:00 p.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Meet with Campus Living staff, Area Directors (ADs) and Resident Advisors (RAs). Council Chamber/Templeton Center. ADs and RAs will meet in groups. Look for the signs for your hall and meet your AD/RA below the sign.

For late arrivals, the meetings will occur in:

  • Stewart/Odell/Akin with Brendan Brunner: Right Side of Council Chamber
  • Forest Hall with Juliane Corpus: Int’l Students & Scholars Office
  • Platt-Howard Hall with Julia Pacheco-Cole: Left Side of Council Chamber
  • Apartments & Holmes and Hartzfeld Halls with Jared Kasten: Hallway outside Council Chamber
  • Copeland Hall with Blaze Kissell: Lounge in front of Council Chamber by winding staircase
  • Off-campus students with AES


12:15 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Campus Living staff. Your Area Director (AD) and Resident Advisor (RA) will accompany you to lunch. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Student Meetings.

  • ISLC meeting (for international students).  Meet Pariyakorn Magphanthong, ISLC Vice President, and learn about the ISLC. Council Chamber, Templeton Center.
  • TCK meeting (for US TCKs). Meet Kiana Teh, TCK Intern, and learn about the TCK group. Trailroom, Templeton Center.

2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Drop-in advising with AES instructors regarding AES courses. Dubach PC Computer Lab in Templeton Student Center.

2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Students who arrived in the evening on Monday should stop by International Students and Scholars to complete several tasks (Templeton tour, student ID card, take picture for ISS, waive the L&C health insurance plan) with Ruth Makonnen.

Other students can join an optional walk in Tryon Creek State Park. Maryam Al-Ghezi and Francisco Peroso will meet students in Council Chamber, Templeton Center.

2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Language Assistants and Dallaire Scholar J-1 SEVIS Validation. Language Assistants (LAs) and J-1 Dallaire Scholar should meet Brian White, Associate Dean, for SEVIS registration. Please bring your passport and DS-2019 form. Templeton Student Center, 3rd Floor/International Students and Scholars.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sexual Health and Consent Culture as an international student. Templeton, Council Chamber. Session led by international student Fabiola Araya Rodriguez and other student volunteers. 

3:30 p.m.
REQUIRED Measles Clinic for new undergraduate international & TCK students who have not met the Oregon measles requirement. Students will be escorted to the Health Service for consultation and vaccinations. Student volunteer Davit Sargsyan as well as ISS staff will guide new students from the ISS office to the Health Service beginning at 3:15 p.m. Students will be un-enrolled from classes if this measles vaccination requirement is not met. Templeton College Center/Health Service, lower floor.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open a bank account. Representatives of US Bank will be on campus to help international students set up a bank account. Please bring your passport and your visa with you. Volunteer: Adrian Aliwarga will direct students to this session and help with copying. Council Chamber in Templeton Center.

5:00 p.m.

Dinner. Take one of your new friends to dinner with you and meet Ruth Makonnen and Altaf Barelvi, at the door. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Fred Meyer Store Visit
Visit Fred Meyer Store to shop for your room OR relax and get some rest after your moving day. Trimet bus #39 bus will leave campus for Fred Meyer at 5:30 p.m. Returning bus will leave Fred Meyer for the return to campus at 6:42 p.m. Don’t miss the last one!!! Davit Sargsyan and Sona Hovhannisyan.

6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
(OPTIONAL) 
Take a break and play frisbee. Student Assistants: Kiana Teh, Milica Stanisic and Francisco Perozo. On the Glade between Pamplin, Manor House, and the library.

8:30 p.m.
(OPTIONAL)
 Games Night. Come play cards and board games. Hosted by Maryam Al-Ghezi and Davit Sargsyan. Akin Hall Lounge.


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Wednesday Volunteers
Francisco Perozo on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45. and Milica Stanisic on duty in ISS Office from 12:45 to 5:00 pm.

8:30 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast in Templeton, Council Chamber.

This morning during free time, remember to pick up your General NSO packet for new students.  Your packet will include an NSO wristband that you will use for meals for the remainder of orientation week. Gregg Pavilion.  Student volunteers Altaf Barelvi and Sona Hovhannisyan will help you find your packet.

Also, remember to check in with your RA this morning. You will need to complete move-in paper work and sign up for the emergency registration system. Do this with your RA sometime today before 3:00 p.m.

9:15 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
SEVIS/Immigration Requirements and Review of the General NSO Schedule: What you must know! Bridget Flaherty. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

  • ISS staff and volunteers will return the passport to you at the meeting. Topics for this session include:
    • SEVIS requirements
    • Immigration obligations. (See handout)
    • Review of General NSO Schedule

10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Academic English Studies Orientation.
Students beginning their studies in the Academic English Studies program should go to this session for specific orientation about the AES schedule, advising system, registration, and other important policies. Refer to schedule provided by AES. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

10:15 a.m.
Break. 

10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

The International Student/TCK and Academic Success. Panel discussion with Lewis & Clark professors and students. Speakers: (in order) Maryam Al-Ghezi/Sophomore, Davit Sargsyan/Junior, and Sona Hovhannisyan/Senior followed by Professor Ben David of Art History, Professor Norma Velazquez of Biology, and Kabir Mansingh Heimsath of Sociology & Anthropology. Hans Woicke, staff member of the Counseling Center, will share some ideas about balance and time management. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in Fields Dining Room/Templeton Center.  Reminder: take off your ISS/TCK wristband and put on the new NSO one for all meals from this point forward.

12:30 p.m.
Back Up Measles Clinic for remaining new undergraduate international & TCK students who have not met the Oregon measles requirement. Students will be escorted to the Health Service for consultation and vaccinations. Student volunteer Altaf Barelvi as well as ISS staff will guide new students from the ISS office to the Health Service beginning at 12:15 p.m. Students will be un-enrolled from classes if this measles vaccination requirement is not met. Templeton College Center/Health Service, lower floor.

1:30 p.m
Davis Scholarship Information Session. New Davis Scholars should attend this session to learn the details of the Davis Scholarship at Lewis & Clark. Attendance is required for new Davis Scholars. Bridget Flaherty, Brian White, Anastacia Dillon and Karen Fobert will present. J.R. Howard Hall, Room 122.

2:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Employment Session.
(REQUIRED ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO WORK ON CAMPUS) What you need for on-campus employment. Bridget Flaherty, Associate Director of ISS, Shanthi Pattison, Staff & Student Employment Coordinator, and Paola Dennis, Admin Specialist of ISS. Student volunteer Altaf Barelvi will assist. J.R. Howard Hall, Room 122. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Applying for an on-campus job.
  • Applying for a Social Security Number.

3:30 p.m.
Join the US students for New Student Orientation Opening Session for all students. (Agnes Flanagan Chapel)


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Thursday Volunteers

Maryam Al-Ghezi on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Adrian Aliwarga on duty in ISS Office from 12:30 to 5:00 pm.

New Student Orientation continues.

Evening
Check your New Student Orientation schedule for your hall meeting time and course registration time. Different times are assigned to each residence hall.


Friday, August 26, 2022

New Student Orientation continues.

Friday Volunteers

Altaf Barelvi on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.



Saturday, August 27, 2022

New Student Orientation continues.


Sunday, August 28, 2022

New Student Orientation continues.


Monday, August 29, 2022

Classes Begin!


September 2022 (date TBD)

4:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
President reception to welcome both new and continuing international students and TCKs. 

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