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New International Student Orientation

Welcome New Students!!



There are TWO Orientations that F-1 students attend:

1) New Student Orientation is for all the degree program. You must do Orientation to register. You can do the on-line version at so you can choose classes.  We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you ALSO do the IN-PERSON orientation to help you get to know your campus and to meet people.

IN PERSON New Student Orientations (remember to sign up on line) for your campus at

2) International Student Orientation: is mandatory/required. International Orientations will be: 

Rockville and Germantown Students: Thursday, January 19, 2017.  Check Back for Location and Time

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Students: Thursday, January 12, 2017  9:00am to 12:00 noon in Student Services (ST) building, room 328

Students should bring I-20, Passport and Smartphone to Orientations (if possible)

"International Orientation" is REQUIRED for F-1 students to understand their Visa Status and how to use the International Coordinator's offices

Additional Information for new students:

How to do the Advising Questionnaire:

Step 1: Login into your MyMC.

Step 2: Click on Startfish logo

Step 3 Click on Advising Questionnaire link

Step 4: Answer the questions and click on submit



*Of course, always check the website and discuss any questions you have about the college and your F-1 status with your International Coordinator!!

Proving your legal status after you enter the United States. 

The information about your legal status in the United States (on your current visit) and how long you may stay is on the date entry stamp in your passport. You should also print out an I-94 record for your records at

If you have any problem printing, or something is wrong with your I-94 card, you may need to visit BWI airport to fix it.

Address: Baltimore International Airport

              Pier E, Lower Level

              Baltimore, MD 21240

Phone: (410) 865-2100. Press '0' to speak with an agent and set up a time.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Outside of normal hours, they will try to help you (if you call first) but will also be meeting arriving flights.

Emergency hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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