International Student Welcome

Elmhurst College is proud to welcome students from all over the globe into the Bluejay family at the beginning of each academic year.

Your introduction to Elmhurst’s campus and nearby Chicago will be filled with warm greetings and culturally enriching activities.

Fall 2019 Welcome Schedule

International Student Arrival and Pickup from Airport

  • Dorm check-in

SEVIS registration and Orientation with International Education staff

  • Immigration regulations, procedures, etc.
    Required for undergraduates, graduate students and exchange students.
  • Location of all events: Lower Level of A.C. Buehler Library

3:30 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions

  • Welcome to EC—from the Director of International Education and Off-Campus Programs
  • Introductions of students and Orientation overview

3:45–5:00 p.m.
Activities and Staying Legal

  • Intercultural communication activities presented by the Director of International Education

5:00–6:00 p.m.
SEVIS Check-In and Dinner

  • Dinner: Pizza

International Student Trip to Chicago

  • Tour and lunch
  • Dinner with EC Connection program
    Required for undergraduates and exchange students, optional for graduate students—ISAs.

10:45 a.m.
Meet at Fountain

11:13 a.m.
Train to Chicago

  • Water taxi to Michigan Avenue
  • Walk to Ohio Street Beach
  • Lunch
  • Chicago Air and Water Show
  • Walk to Millennium Park

4:40 p.m.
Train to Elmhurst

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Dinner with EC Connection

6:00–8:00 p.m.
Introduction to Program and Icebreaker Activities

8:00–9:30 p.m.
Trivia and Snacks

On-Campus Activities

Required for undergraduates and exchange students, optional for graduate students.

8:30–9:55 a.m.
Breakfast and Team Meetings

10:00–10:40 a.m.
Welcome from EC Connection Team

10:40 a.m.–Noon
Tour of Campus

Noon–12:50 p.m.
Lunch

1:00–2:55 p.m.
“Identities Like Me” Panels

3:00–5:00 p.m.
Library Tours and Skit Practice

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Free Time

6:00–7:00 p.m.
Dinner

7:30–9:00 p.m.
Bowling and Snacks

Welcome, Panels and Activities

Required for undergraduates and exchange students, optional for graduate students.

8:00–8:55 a.m.
Breakfast and Team Meetings

9:00–9:30 a.m.
Welcome

  • President
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Vice President of Student Affairs

9:30–9:55 a.m.
Ice Breaker

10:00–10:40 a.m.
Banking and Money Management

10:50–11:50 a.m.
Scholars like Me Panel

Noon–12:50 p.m.
Lunch

1:00–3:45 p.m.
Academic Sessions

3:45–5:00 p.m.
Skit Practice

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Dinner

6:30–8:00 p.m.
Silly Olympics

8:30–10:30 p.m.
Dance Party and Snacks

Academic Advising and Registration

Required for undergraduates and exchange students, optional for graduate students.

9:00–9:55 a.m.
Breakfast and Team Meetings

10:00 a.m.–Noon
Diversity Workshop

Noon–12:50 p.m.
Lunch

1:00–3:45 p.m.
Academic Sessions

2:30 p.m.
Academic Advising and Registration

3:45–5:00 p.m.
Skit Practice

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Dinner

6:30–9:00 p.m.
Skits and Wrap-Up

First-Year Orientation Program

Required for first-year undergraduates and exchange students.

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