|ISSS International Pre-Orientation 2021|
|Color Key||ISSS||Social Events||PALs||Information|
|Events||Social Activities||Sessions||Arrival Day|
|Thursday, September 2||Friday, September 3||Saturday, September 4||Sunday, September 5||Monday, September 6|
|bring travel documents|
|PAL Meetup #2||PAL Meetup #4||ISSSee You Soon!|
|various locations||various locations||MBH 216|
|Pre-Orientation Welcome||ISSS 0101||ISSS 0102||travel documents returned|
|MBH216/220||MBH 216||MBH 216||PAL Meetup #6|
|PAL Meetup #1||10am-11am|
10.30am-11.30am (various locations)
|Visa & Status Sessions|
Let's Talk: Work in F-1 Status
|WELCOME CENTER||Family Session||11.15am-12.30pm||11am-12pm MBH104|
Let's Talk: Being US Abroad
|Axinn Center||F1 Visa (MBH 216)||11am-12pm MBH317||11am-12pm|
|Welcome Lunch||J1 Visa (MBH 220)||MBH 216|
|11.45am-12.45pm||Other Status (MBH 104)|
Students required to complete Day 0
|Atwater Dining Hall|
travel documents collected
COVID-19 testing will be directed to
|Virtue Field House upon arrival.|
Once tested, students will go to Axinn
|Paint the Town!|
|Center to complete ISSS check-in||1pm-5pm|
|meet at AXN Patio||PAL Meetup #3|
**PALs will assist you to/from testing.**
|2pm-2.45pm||Let's Talk: US Culture|
|McCullough Student Center||MiddView Begins!|
|Let's Talk: Academics||Wilson Hall||check|
|Town Run||MBH 216||for more info|
|12pm-4pm||First @ Midd Social||Stories from the Inside|
|PAL Time!||McCullough Student Center|
|Campus Tours||1-5pm||PAL Time!||Wilson Hall|
|4pm-6pm||MBH 216 / MBH 219||4.15pm-5.15pm|
McCullough Student Center
|PAL Meetup #5|
|families depart campus by 5pm||Wilson Hall|
|Dining Hall open for students only||4.45pm-5.30pm|
7--11am / 11am--2pm / 4.30--8.30pm
|Dinner with PALs||Dinner with PALs||various locations|
|5.15pm-6pm||5.30pm-6.15pm||Dinner on Your Own|
|dining halls||dining halls||5.30-8pm|
|International Bonfire!||at the Kirk|
|8.30pm-9.30pm||Atwater Dining Terrace||Kirk Alumni Center|
|McCullough Student Center|
|Crossroads Café||Midd by Night|
|meet at McCullough Patio|
|Session Descriptions & Locations|
|Welcome Center||Axinn (AXN)|
Students requiring Day 0 testing upon arrival go to Virtue Field House.
Check-in with ISSS and PALs will take place at Axinn from 10am-10pm.
Bicentennial Hall (MBH216 / MBH220)
Join us for a warm welcome to Vermont and to our ISSS Pre-Orientation program.
|Family Session||Bicentennial Hall (MBH 220)|
Meet Kathy Foley, the Associate Dean/Director of ISSS and Jennifer Sellers, PhD, the Senior Student Life Dean
They are prepared to share information about the College, including resources, and answer your immediate questions.
|Welcome Lunch||Atwater Dining Hall|
Meet your fellow students, PALs, and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Middlebury's finest dining halls.
|Paint the Town! / PAL Time!||In front of Axinn (AXN)|
Explore Middlebury and get important errands done in the company of your enthusiastic PALs.
Take the bus or shuttles to Hannafords Plaza, tour the town, and have fun with PAL activities!
|Dinner with PALs||Proctor Dining Hall|
Get to know your PAL group better by having dinner with your PALs!
McCullough Stu Ctr (Crossroads Café)
Show off your knowledge in our exciting International Trivia!
|PAL Meetups||Various Locations|
Learn about Middlebury, ask questions, and grow close to your fellow students in these small daily groups led by PALs.
|ISSS 0101||Bicentennial Hall (MBH216)|
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides more than visa-related advising. Meet the team and learn
|more about the office.|
|Visa & Status Sessions||Bicentennial Hall (MBH216)|
Explore your visa status and learn more about being an international student in the US.
Please bring travel documents to this session (Form I‐20 or DS‐2019, passport, & I‐94 record if applicable).
|Let's Talk: Academics||Bicentennial Hall (MBH216)|
Welcome Professor Shawna Shapiro for an informative session on the US classroom and academic culture.
|First @ Midd Social||Anderson Freeman Center|
Meet-and-mingle with first-generation students from the First@Midd program (optional).