Fall 2018 International Student Orientation

ELI/Undergraduates/Graduates Daily Schedule


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Friday, August 17

Time Activity Location
8:00 a.m. Arrive at George Fox University International Center
8:30 a.m.
  • Orientation Team Introductions
  • Student Introductions
  • Greetings, International Admissions - Patrick Kelly and Jennifer Farland
  • Welcome - Dr. Brad Lau, V.P. of Student Services
  • Opening Prayer and Blessing
Stevens 101
9:20 a.m Ice breaker, Orientation Overview Stevens 101
9:45 a.m. Introduction to MyGFU and Foxtale, Enrollment & Health Forms Stevens 307
10:15 a.m. ID Cards IT Office
10:45 a.m.
  • Mailbox Keys
  • Mailbox Keys
Mailroom, EHS 102
12:00 p.m. Welcome Lunch, International Admissions Canyon Commons
1:00 p.m. Campus Tour Campus-wide
2:00 p.m. Immigration Check-Ins/Collect Immunization Records Stevens 101
3:00 p.m. Class Registration & Academic Advising
Kristie DeHaven & Enrollment Counselors
Stevens 101
4:15 p.m. Host Family Discussion Stevens 101
5:00 p.m. Meet Host Families Stevens Center


Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19

Student Activity, Meet at the International Center at 1 p.m.


Monday, August 20

Time Activity Location
8:00 a.m. Arrive at George Fox University Stevens 101
8:30 a.m. Immigration Regulations Stevens 101
9:00 a.m. Health Insurance/Driving in the U.S. Stevens 101
10:15 a.m. Current Student Panel - Life as a GFU Student EHS 217
11:15 a.m. Campus Security EHS 217
11:50 a.m. Welcome Lunch with GFU President, Dr. Robin Baker Canyon Commons, 103
1:00 p.m. Group Picture
1:30 p.m. Academic Expectations, Annette Nemetz EHS 217
2:30 p.m.
  • MBA Orientation
  • MAT Orientation
  • ELI Testing (ELI students)
  • UG Tour of Newberg
  • Hoover
  • Roberts
  • Roberts
3:30 p.m. Tour of Health Center/MMR Immunizations Health Center
5:00 p.m. Meet Host Families International Center

Tuesday, August 21

Time Activity Location
8:00 a.m. Arrive at George Fox University International Center
8:30 a.m.
  • Time & Money Management (undergrads)
  • ELI Testing (ELI students
  • Stevens 101
  • Roberts Center
9:30 a.m.
  • Transportation (undergrads)
  • ELI Testing (ELI students)
  • Stevens 101
  • Roberts Center
10:15 a.m. Visit to the Academic Resource Center EHS Atrium
11:30 a.m. Involvement Fair Stevens 101
12:00 p.m. Lunch with Resident Assistants (RA's) Canyon Commons
1:00 p.m. Purchase Books Bookstore
2:00 p.m. Paying George Fox Murdock Computer Lab
2:45 p.m. Scholarships & Campus Expectations - Thomas Peng Stevens 101
3:30 p.m. U.S. Culture & Expectations Stevens 101
4:30 p.m. Orientation Evaluations Stevens 101
5:00 p.m. Meet Host Families International Center

Wednesday, August 22

Time Activity Location
8:00 a.m. Arrive at George Fox University International Center
9:00 a.m. Thank you cards International Center
9:30 a.m. Fred Meyer Shopping Fred Meyer
10:00 a.m. Shopping and Lunch at Woodburn Outlet (clothing stores) Woodburn Outlet
2:00 p.m. Intro to Christian Campus Stevens 101
3:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Campus Housing Stevens 101
5:00 p.m. Meet Host Families International Center

Thursday, August 23

Move into on-campus housing
*Students should bring all their belongings to campus on Thursday in preparation for moving into new housing.

Welcome Weekend activies according to schedule


Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26

Welcome Weekend Activities


Special Event - Saturday, August 25

International Roommates Luncheon -  Attendance Required

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Canyon Commons



International Orientation Staff Contact Information

Alex Pia

Director of International Student and Scholar Services

Office: 503-554-2643
Home: 503-538-3829
Cell: 971-275-6202
apia@georgefox.edu

Jennifer Farland

Assistant Director of International Admissions

Office: 503-554-2258
Cell: 503-828-6612
jfarland@georgefox.edu