Arrival & Orientation

International Student Orientation - Fall 2018

The Office of International Programs will host a one-day mandatory orientation for incoming international students on Friday, August 17th.  Topics like health insurance, immigration, cultural issues, and practical resources will be covered.  You will get a chance to meet other Puget Sound students and staff members. See the tentative schedule for the day here.

International Student Orientation isn't just for international students on F-1 or J-1 Visas. Third Culture Kids are welcome to attend the international student orientation as well.


You will have the opportunity to move into your residence halls on Thursday, August 16th.

Airport Pick-Up

Please plan your flight to arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) before 5pm on Thursday, August 16th.

We are only able to provide airport pick-up services on Thursday, August 16th.

If you would like a ride from the airport please email Eowyn Greeno ( with your flight information (airline, departure city and departure time, as well as scheduled arrival time) at least two weeks in advance. 

Puget Sound Orientation

See here for more information about the full new student orientation.