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ISSS International Pre-Orientation 2021
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Color KeyISSSSocial EventsPALsInformation
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EventsSocial ActivitiesSessionsArrival Day
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Thursday, September 2Friday, September 3Saturday, September 4Sunday, September 5Monday, September 6
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bring travel documents
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PAL Meetup #2PAL Meetup #4ISSSee You Soon!
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9am-9.45am9am-9.45am9am-10am
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various locationsvarious locationsMBH 216
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Pre-Orientation WelcomeISSS 0101ISSS 0102travel documents returned
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10am-10.30am10am-11am10am-11am
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MBH216/220MBH 216MBH 216PAL Meetup #6
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PAL Meetup #110am-11am
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10.30am-11.30am (various locations)
Visa & Status Sessions
Let's Talk: Work in F-1 Status
MBH 216
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WELCOME CENTERFamily Session11.15am-12.30pm11am-12pm MBH104
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10am-10pm10.30am-11.30am (MBH220)
Let's Talk: Being US Abroad
Closing Ceremony
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Axinn CenterF1 Visa (MBH 216)11am-12pm MBH31711am-12pm
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Welcome LunchJ1 Visa (MBH 220)MBH 216
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11.45am-12.45pm
Other Status (MBH 104)
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Students required to complete Day 0
Atwater Dining Hall
travel documents collected
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COVID-19 testing will be directed to
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Virtue Field House upon arrival.
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Once tested, students will go to Axinn
Paint the Town!
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Center to complete ISSS check-in
1pm-5pm
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meet at AXN PatioPAL Meetup #3
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**PALs will assist you to/from testing.**
2pm-2.45pmLet's Talk: US Culture
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various locations1.15pm-2.45pm
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McCullough Student Center
MiddView Begins!
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Let's Talk: Academics
Wilson Hallcheck
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3pm-4pmgo/orientation/
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Town RunMBH 216for more info
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12pm-4pmFirst @ Midd Social
Stories from the Inside
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4.15pm-5.15pm3pm-4.30pm
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PAL Time!
McCullough Student Center
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Campus Tours1-5pmPAL Time!Wilson Hall
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4pm-6pmMBH 216 / MBH 2194.15pm-5.15pm
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McCullough Student Center
PAL Meetup #5
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families depart campus by 5pm
Wilson Hall
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Dining Hall open for students only
4.45pm-5.30pm
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7--11am / 11am--2pm / 4.30--8.30pm
Dinner with PALsDinner with PALsvarious locations
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5.15pm-6pm5.30pm-6.15pm Dinner on Your Own
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dining hallsdining halls5.30-8pm
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dining halls
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International Bonfire!
at the Kirk
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International Trivia8.30pm-10pm8pm-11pm
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8.30pm-9.30pmAtwater Dining TerraceKirk Alumni Center
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McCullough Student Center
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Crossroads CaféMidd by Night
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9.30pm-11pm
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meet at McCullough Patio
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Session Descriptions & Locations
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Welcome CenterAxinn (AXN)
Students requiring Day 0 testing upon arrival go to Virtue Field House.
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Check-in with ISSS and PALs will take place at Axinn from 10am-10pm.
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Pre-Orientation Welcome
Bicentennial Hall (MBH216 / MBH220)
Join us for a warm welcome to Vermont and to our ISSS Pre-Orientation program.
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Families welcome.
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Family SessionBicentennial Hall (MBH 220)
Meet Kathy Foley, the Associate Dean/Director of ISSS and Jennifer Sellers, PhD, the Senior Student Life Dean
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They are prepared to share information about the College, including resources, and answer your immediate questions.
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Welcome LunchAtwater Dining Hall
Meet your fellow students, PALs, and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Middlebury's finest dining halls.
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Paint the Town! / PAL Time!In front of Axinn (AXN)
Explore Middlebury and get important errands done in the company of your enthusiastic PALs.
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Take the bus or shuttles to Hannafords Plaza, tour the town, and have fun with PAL activities!
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Dinner with PALsProctor Dining Hall
Get to know your PAL group better by having dinner with your PALs!
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International Trivia
McCullough Stu Ctr (Crossroads Café)
Show off your knowledge in our exciting International Trivia!
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PAL MeetupsVarious Locations
Learn about Middlebury, ask questions, and grow close to your fellow students in these small daily groups led by PALs.
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ISSS 0101Bicentennial Hall (MBH216)
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides more than visa-related advising. Meet the team and learn
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more about the office.
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Visa & Status SessionsBicentennial Hall (MBH216)
Explore your visa status and learn more about being an international student in the US.
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Please bring travel documents to this session (Form I‐20 or DS‐2019, passport, & I‐94 record if applicable).
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Let's Talk: AcademicsBicentennial Hall (MBH216)
Welcome Professor Shawna Shapiro for an informative session on the US classroom and academic culture.
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First @ Midd SocialAnderson Freeman Center
Meet-and-mingle with first-generation students from the First@Midd program (optional).
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