Connecting with NJIT
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Welcome to NJIT
Welcome international student and congratulations on your acceptance to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)! We will soon be meeting you in Newark, New Jersey, a city of long history, culture, a world-renowned museum, fabulous performing arts center, a new spacious indoor arena and great food!
UPON ARRIVAL AT ORIENTATION, YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF: ORIGINAL NJIT I-20, COPIES OF ALL PREVIOUS I-20’s, PASSPORT, VISA, I-94 and SEVIS DATA COLLECTION FORM. If you are a J-1 student, submit the ORIGINAL NJIT DS-2019 and copies of all other DS-2019’s, PASSPORT, VISA, I-94 and SEVIS DATA COLLECTION FORM.
Note: You may be arriving in the U.S. for the first time to begin studies. If so, you will have only the NJIT I-20.
Our Orientations are MANDATORY for ALL students. At Orientation, you will be given information about NJIT, your immigration status, receive detailed academic advisement, register for classes, meet our medical, public safety teams, open bank accounts, learn how to pay your tuition. We have found that students who really engage in our Orientation settle more quickly into their new surroundings, are happier and more successful!
*You must attend Orientation before you will be allowed to register for classes. *
Placement Tests – FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Placement tests for undergraduate students are administered based on the student’s academic record.
Note: If in doubt about the Placement Test, please contact the Center for First Year Students at (973) 596-2981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The student Orientation is January 13-14, 2015.
Orientation will address important issues relating to your non-immigrant status and your study at NJIT.
Students must arrive by 8:00am and report to the Campus Center Ballroom. You MUST show the originals and copies of the I-20, Passport with biographical page, Visa, I-94 and SEVIS Data Collection Form.
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The Office of International Students (OIS) will be available to assist you with pre-departure questions. Please contact us with concerns by email email@example.com.
If, for reasons beyond your control, you are unable to attend the Orientation program, please tell us when you will be arriving on campus. Upon arrival, please report to the Office of International Students at 140 Fenster Hall.
We strongly urge you to review this website for all Orientation updates.
J-1 Exchange Students
The J-1 Orientation workshop will be Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00am.
You MUST bring the originals and copies of the DS-2019, passport and biographical page, visa, I-94, SEVIS Data Collection Form and health insurance statement of coverage.
REMINDER --- VERY IMPORTANT!!
Please submit the following required documents (originals and copies):
Passport (bio page)
Data Collection Form
Passport (bio page)
Data Collection Form
INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION SCHEDULE
DAY 1 -- Tuesday, January 13, 2015 -- CAMPUS CENTER -- Ballroom A
8:00am International Office Welcome
Services Banks, GSA List Serve, peerTransfer, Residence Life, Society of Women Engineers
8:30am Breakfast – Sponsored by Residence Life
8:30am Document Collection Begins
10:35am Document Collection Ends (Students go to Ballroom A)
10:35am Introductions: Vice President, Division of Academic Support and Student Affairs, Dr. Charles Fey; Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Dr. Sotirios Ziavras;
President, Graduate Students Association (GSA), Ms. Sapana Patel
11:00am Making Connections
12:00pm Lunch – sponsored by Residence Life
1:00pm Security On-and-Around campus - (Chief Marswillo, Lt. Cyr)
1:50pm F-1 Status: What is it? How to keep it. - (Mr. Jeff Grundy, Mr. Scott Kline)
2:30pm Title IX - (Ms. Jean Feeney)
3:10pm Paying Your Tuition - (Ms. Cheryl Magnone)
3:35pm Meet NJIT Students
4:20pm What’s in store on Day 2 - (Mr. Scott Kline)
DAY 2 – Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 -- Jim Wise Theater
8:30am Breakfast – sponsored by the GSA
Questions & Answers Session
More from an NJIT Graduate - (Dr. Ashish Bargaonkar)
9:10am Graduate Studies:
The NJIT Honor Code - (Dr. Sotirios Ziavras)
9:50am Academic Computing - (Mr. Blake Haggerty)
10:20am English Assistance - (Mr. Jerry Paris)
10:30am One to World
11:00pm Staying Healthy – (Dr. Judy Washington)
11:40am GSA, Your Association - (Ms. Sapana Patel)
12:00pm Lunch – sponsored by the GSA
1:00pm Department Advising and Class registration begins
PHOTO ID SCHEDULE - All photo ID’s are taken at Laurel Hall Extension - (Summit & Warren Streets)
Last Name Date Time
A – L Wednesday, January 14 2:00pm - 4:00pm
M - Z Thursday, January 16 9:00am -12:00pm and 1-4:00pm
BANKS ON CAMPUS
January 13 - Distributing info (8:30am – 11:00am) in Campus Ctr.
January 15 - Opening accounts (1:00pm - 4:00pm) Campus Ctr. Flr. 2