Arriving at Millersville - International Student Orientation


The Office of International Programs and Services supports new international students and scholars through a variety of events built into the required International Student Orientation (ISO), which is typically held the week before classes start. ISO includes educational workshops, meetings with representatives of the campus community, tours, and fun trips to get to know the Lancaster County area. In addition, ISO gives important information about immigration, getting involved in campus activities, differences in American classrooms, and other resources and services available for our students. We can’t wait to welcome you on campus!

All new international students will receive an email prior to orientation with additional information about arrival check-in and schedules. Students can also refer to the Next Steps Website for more information on preparing for your experience at Millersville.

Dates and important information about upcoming orientation programming is listed below. Please contact if you have any questions.


  • Completing the Marauder Arrival Program, attending ISO, and attending Student Success Seminars is required for all international students new to Millersville.
  • Attending ELI Orientation is mandatory for all new ELI students.
  • Please plan your travel dates accordingly.


Before arrival on campus, new students are required to complete the Marauder Arrival Program (MAP). This brief online orientation introduces you to resources and important information to help prepare for beginning well on campus. MAP has many additional resources such as videos, connections to offices and services on campus, and a self-guided overview for you as a student.



Fall 2022

Students arriving for fall 2022, should plan to be present on campus for these important dates:

  • Tuesday, August 16 - Arrive by / Move-In for On-Campus Students
  • Thursday, August 18 – ISO Day 1 / ELI Orientation Sessions  
  • Friday, August 19 – ISO Day 2 / ELI Orientation Sessions  
  • Saturday, August 20 – ISO Day 3 – OPTIONAL Cultural Events 
  • Sunday, August 21 – ISO Day 4 – OPTIONAL Friendship Building Events 
  • Monday, August 22 - Classes Begin  

Spring 2023

Students arriving for spring 2023 semester should plan to be present on campus for these important dates:

  • Tuesday/Wednesday, January 10 or 11, Arrive by / Move-In for On-Campus Students
  • Thursday, January 12 – ISO Day 1 / ELI Orientation Sessions  
  • Friday, January 13– ISO Day 2 / ELI Orientation Sessions  
  • Saturday, January 14 – ISO Day 3 – OPTIONAL Cultural Events 
  • Sunday, January 15 – ISO Day 4 – OPTIONAL Friendship Building Events 
  • Monday, January 16 – Holiday (No Classes)
  • Tuesday, January 17 – Classes Begin