On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to Youngstown State University!  We look forward to meeting you when you arrive in Youngstown.  If you have any questions about arrival in Youngstown or Orientation, please email us at ipo@ysu.edu.


International Orientation will be held August 13-17 and is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 students.  The orientation program is designed to welcome students to YSU and help make your transition to campus as smooth and successful as possible.  During the orientation program, we will be presenting key information on immigration matters, health insurance, campus resources and more.  If necessary, you will take your placement tests and all students will register for classes.

Register for International Orientation

Questions about orientation?  Email the International Programs Office at ipo@ysu.edu.

Questions for current students?  Email one of our Orientation Leaders.  This is a group of current international students who are happy to answer any questions you may have about life as a YSU student.

Graduate students should contact their academic department to see if there is a need for them to arrive earlier to meet with the faculty members (especially if you are a Graduate Assistant).


At International Orientation, you will complete immigration check-in.  You will be required to bring the following documents in order to complete check-in:

If you have F-2 dependent family members with you, you must also bring their documents with you when you come to orientation.

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