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Gateways International Student Orientation

Monitoring the COVID-19 Situation

All orientation programs are transitioning to virtual opportunities. Learn more about the Gateways International Student Orientation below.


Gateways International Student Orientation is designed to assist you in your transition to U.S. culture and education. This special orientation will assist you in taking care of important personal matters such as setting up a bank account, receiving information on and/or purchasing a cell phone, meeting with Health Services personnel, and shopping for essential supplies. Additionally, you will receive helpful information on U.S. Immigration requirements, U.S. cultural adjustments, academic expectations, and campus support services. This is the ideal time to meet faculty, staff and student leaders who will serve as resources for you as you acclimate to life at Holy Cross.

We strongly encourage all international students to participate in this special orientation. This year the program will be conducted virtually for those studying remotely and those arriving to campus. We will offer content to meet your unique transitional needs and opportunities to connect virtually with each other and student leaders. 

Please email with questions. For additional information on the resources available to international students, please visit the Office of International Student website