New International Student Orientation

We are very excited that you have decided to join the CCSU campus community and hope you will find the information provided here useful to you as a new student.

All International and Exchange Students must attend the mandatory orientation provided by the Center for International Education (CIE) and other officials of the University (details will be emailed to you well before your arrival). At the orientation, which provides a full breakfast and lunch at no charge, you will receive updates regarding U.S. immigration law and your responsibilities, as well as other important information that you need to start your semester at CCSU - and you will have the chance to meet fellow international students!

To ensure a successful transition to the CCSU community, please do the following:

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1. Access the Pre-Arrival Handbook

This handbook gives you the necessary information that you need before you arrive at CCSU. Also, access the International Student and Scholar Services website for more detailed information.

Pre-Arrival Handbook
2. Applying for housing:

F-1 International students must apply with the Office of Residence Life as early as possible for on-campus housing. They can be reached online at or Phone +1 860-832-1660. Please apply as early as possible for on-campus housing since space is limited.

International Exchange students (students with J-1 visas) apply for housing through the Center for International Education. Please enclose your Application for On-Campus Housing along with your University application, and return them as soon as possible. Since on-campus housing is limited, we shall provide accommodations, but cannot guarantee your first choice.

Costs are available on the Bursar's website. Full payment for on campus housing is due to the Bursar no later than JULY 15. Payments made after July 15th will be charged a $50 late fee. Students remaining on the campus during Spring Break will be charged $70.00 for the week.

Please note that Residence Life does not provide towels, bed linens, or pillows. Here is additional Information about the Residence Halls.

Housing Application Process
3. Complete Health Services Documents

University health services requires International students to complete several health documents before arrival on campus. Please see the International Health Services webite.

Health Services Forms
4. Attend the Orientation
2014 International Student Orientation
Date: August 26
Time: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Location: Bellin Gallery

We look forward to seeing you around campus!