Orientation Spring 2016



Spring ’16 PSU Int’l Orientation

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Our International Student Orientation program will fully prepare you to be a successful student at PSU!  This mandatory program for all new PSU int’l and exchange students establishes a foundation for success.  Comprehensive in nature, it follows the best practices in international education, combining University information sessions with US government mandated immigration information, exposure and introduction to the surrounding community, cross-cultural training,  opportunity to get settled (ex: shopping for dorm living, opening bank accounts, purchasing cell phones) and meeting new friends.   The Orientation team is comprised of University staff and an amazing group of student leaders.  We guarantee by the first day of classes you will be well-informed about student life at Plymouth State, and will have had many opportunities to meet and make new friends, have fun and be ready to start your academic career here!

The Fall (August) 2016 Orientation Schedule will be posted here when it is completed. Our tentative arrival date is Tuesday, August 23, 2016.   You will be busy from the time you arrive  through to the first day of classes (August 29, 2016) ! Don’t worry: you’ll have time to go shopping, get a cell phone, open a bank account, get settled in your on-campus room, get your classes organized, and start making new friends!

Plymouth State Boston-Logan AIRPORT PICK-UP (pre-reservation required!)

Please Fill out: Fall ORIENTATION AND ARRIVAL REGISTRATION FORM (will be posted later)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Terminal E Arrivals — In front of Dunkin’ Donuts
Arriving to the Airport from Boston
Many of you will be staying in Boston and coming to the airport for the pick-up. Please plan your transportation accordingly and arrive to Terminal E Arrivals with time to spare: http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/logan/
Arriving from another Terminal
Please be aware that if you arriving from a domestic flight from another US city you will have to collect your bags plan to make your way to Terminal E, International Arrivals.
We wish you all safe travels and the best of luck in your final preparations for your next great adventure at Plymouth State University! If you have any questions at any time or your travel plans change, please contact us as soon as possible at Thomas Janis at tnjanis@plymouth.edu or Jane Barry at jane.barry@plymouth.edu
Arriving to PSU by other transportation
If you are planning to arrive to PSU via other transportation, campus check in on Thursday, Jan 21 is anytime between 12noon and 3:00pm.  Once on campus, come to the Global Engagement Office (GEO), located in the lower level of Mary Lyon Hall (plymouthcampus-5.)  Our orientation team will be ready to help you move into your on-campus housing!
Bon voyage!  See you soon!

Orientation Program Hallmarks:
–Boston airport pickup (please see airport pick-up tab)
–tour of campus and immediate community/Town of Plymouth
–academic program and academic advising information
–session on personal safety and health, as well as local/state/federal laws and legal system with local law enforcement officials
–immigration information
–cross-cultural information sessions
–banking and shopping trips
–excursions to local attractions
–social activities with Residential Life and Student Activities Departments

Free Boston Logan Airport Pick-Up (Terminal E): Thursday, January 21st, 2016 2:00 PM
Other Ways to get to Plymouth State
MyPlymouth Account
On-Campus Housing
Paying Your Bill
Global Orientation Leaders