Spring Quarter 2011:
Welcome Orientation Week (W.O.W.)
International Student Orientation will begin on Monday, March 28th at 8am in:
Please bring with you the following:
- I-20 and passport
- local U.S. address, and
- proof of medical insurance (if you do not plan to purchase EdCC’s medical insurance)
(Click to view the Orientation Week Calendar)
Orientation Dates: Monday, March 28th to Friday, April 1st.
We look forward to meeting you!
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS FROM THE CONSULATE-GENERAL OF JAPAN:
If students (or others) are having problems reaching family or friends in Japan or have questions, they can go to the Japanese section of the Consulate-General of Japan website at the link below:
To reach family/friends through a special emergency messaging system created by Japanese cell phone companies and other details:
Students can also call the main phone line (206-682-9107) and speak with a Consulate representative.
INFORMATION FROM PHONE COMPANIES ABOUT *FREE* CALLING AND TEXTING TO JAPAN:
Verizon Wireless and AT&T are offering FREE calling and texting from the US to Japan for family and friends to contact loved ones. For details:
- Verizon: http://newscenter.verizon.com/press-releases/verizon/2011/verizon-offers-free-calls-to.html
- AT&T: http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=19324&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=31687&mapcode=wireless-networks-general|consumer
ISS sends out positive thoughts for Japan. We are thinking of you all. Students, ISS is here for you if you need support.
Ways to Donate to Japan:
- You may give a donation at the Cashier’s Office in Lynnwood Hall. Money will be sent to the American Red Cross to help Japan earthquake and tsunami victims.
- Donate to the Red Cross online: https://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?idb=0&5052.donation=form1&df_id=5052
Daylight Saving Time
Set your Clocks 1 Hour Ahead this Sunday!
Daylight Saving Time is also called “summer time”. It is a way to artificially expand the daylight hours.
Clocks are set forward one hour on March 13th (Sunday) at 2:00 A.M. and are set back one hour on November 6th (Sunday). So for example, if it is 2:00 A.M. now, it should be changed to 3:00 A.M.
It is easy to remember: Spring forward (add 1 hour), Fall back (deduct 1 hour)!
Reminder – ISS is open late until 6pm every Wednesday!
International Students:TUITION INFORMATION
Tuition is due immediately!
If you have registered for Spring Quarter 2011, you must pay tuition now.
If know that you will not be able to pay your tuition for Spring Quarter quarter, please drop your classes now and see an ISS advisor to discuss immigration issues.
The FINAL date to pay all of your tuition and fees and avoid getting dropped from your classes is Friday, April 15, 2011
If you pay after APRIL 15 and want to return to your classes, to comply with college policy you will need to request your instructors’ signatures on a Late Add Petition Form (available on line).
Please be aware that there is no guarantee that you will get back into your classes. Instructors can refuse to let you back into class.