•Fall 2017: Thursday, August 17, 2017.
If you will be living on campus, you should plan to arrive to campus on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
Graduate classes begin on Monday, August 21, 2017. Undergraduate classes begin on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
As an international student, you will arrive on campus a few days before other students, to get to know the campus, your new classmates, and the many services available to you at St. Ambrose.
When making your travel plans, the closest airport to campus is the Quad City International Airport located in Moline, Illinois.
International Student Orientation is mandatory for all students coming to St. Ambrose on F-1 and J-1 visas. It's also lots of fun and is by far the best way to feel ready for your first semester here!
Past students tell us that they enjoyed International Student Orientation for these reasons:
This is also an important time to learn more about the regulations governing your visa status, including your work entitlements, travel entitlements, and what do to if you need help.
We look forward to meeting you at Orientation and welcoming you as our newest Ambrosians!