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Arriving at your accommodation:

  • In your room you will most times find the following:
    • Bed
    • Mattress
    • Desk
    • Chair
    • Cupboard
    • Internet connection (wireless or Ethernet)
    • Phone Jack
    • Television connection
  • Once in your room, complete your room inventory, sign it and give it to your Residential Advisor.
  • If you have not met your Residential Advisor then try to find out who they are. The Residential Advisors are students who are there to help you settle. They will not only help you with finding out about the local facilities, but also provide ‘getting to know you’ events and social activities.
  • Make sure you introduce yourself to your International Student Advisor and ensure you have been officially checked in.

Orientation program:

Orientation programs usually start the week before the start of classes. You will meet other students and learn about life on campus at the University.

You will be provided with key information relating to the following areas:

  • Familiarizing yourself with the campus
  • Getting to know staff and fellow students
  • How to go about using the various facilities on campus
  • Setting up your meal plan and registration
  • Class and academic timetable information
  • Opening a bank account
  • Identification cards

Living on campus:

  • Opening a Bank Account

    If you are going Abroad to study for at least a full academic year, it is recommended that you open a bank account. There are a variety of different banks to choose from and most campuses have an ATM on or near campus. Rather choose a bank that is easily accessible for you. Before opening an account, check whether money can be transferred into it from outside. To open a bank account you will need a letter from the International Student Advisor for the bank confirming that you are a full time student as well as your passport. DO NOT carry large amounts of cash or keep large amounts of cash in your accommodation.

  • University Health Center

    The University Health Centers offers general medical care. Students living on campus can register with the Health Center and then see the doctor or nurse by making an appointment. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the requirements and process before you schedule an appointment with a doctor.

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