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Mandatory Internet Orientation

Prior to leaving your home country, you should complete the Mandatory Internet Orientation or MIO.  Many of your questions will be answered in MIO. MIO is organized as chapters, with each chapter containing a review that you must complete in order to advance to the next chapter. OU is required by law to provide you with the information covered in MIO. There is a mandatory quiz at the end of MIO that each student must pass, but do not worry! The quiz will not be hard. It is simply our way of making sure every student understands this important information. Students should complete MIO before departing for OU.

To access MIO:

  • Go to
  • Click "Login to OU Canvas"
  • Sign in using your SoonerID and password
  • Click "Dashboard"
  • Click "Mandatory Internet Orientation (MIO)" to begin reviewing the content
  • You must score 100% on the final quiz.

You will not be able to access MIO until you are enrolled in the course. MIO enrollment will automatically occur about a month before you will begin classes at the University of Oklahoma. You will receive an email when you have access to MIO.

Airport Transport

Airport Transport

Transportation is available for all new international students from the Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport to Norman, OK one week before classes begin through the David L. Boren College of International Studies. At Will Rogers International Airport in Oklahoma City, you will be welcomed by staff and students at our OU table located in the baggage claim area. These OU greeters will wait with you for the shuttle and ride with you to Norman.  They will be happy to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to welcoming you to Oklahoma!

Registration will be available in the MIO course. If you have questions, please email

ISS Arrival

International Student Services (ISS) Arrival Appointment

Immigration regulations require all international students to appear in person at the OU International Student Services office upon arriving to Norman.

To schedule your ISS Arrival appointment:

  • Login to
  • Click Make Group Appointment
  • Find the date and time to schedule your ISS Arrival appointment
  • Click Make Reservation on the right
  • Enter your preferred email address. Your ISS Arrival appointment confirmation will be sent to the email address you enter
  • A confirmation of your reservation will pop up on the screen, click OK
  • Your reservation will appear under My Group Appointments

You will not be able to schedule your ISS Arrival appointment until about a month before you will begin classes at the University of Oklahoma.

Tulsa Campus Students
If you will attend the OU Tulsa campus, your ISS Arrival Appointment will be in Tulsa at the Schusterman Center. The address is 4502 East 41st Street, Room 2J06, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135. Tulsa students can arrive anytime between 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday to complete their ISS Arrival Appointment.

OU MBA Students
If you will attend the OU Graduate School of Business in Oklahoma City. The address is 865 Research Parkway, Third Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. OU MBA students should contact for more information.

Crimson Connection

Crimson Connection

Crimson Connection is a required in-person orientation designed to help you succeed in your transition to life at the University of Oklahoma. The day will be filled with fun activities that will teach you more about the history of Oklahoma and help you get to know OU.  At Crimson Connection you will be put in a small group with other new international students. Each small group will be led by a current OU student who will be eager to help answer your questions. Most important are the people you will meet from different offices across campus that will share helpful information including important campus resources, strategies for coping with culture shock, and guidelines for succeeding in the classroom.

Spring 2019
Thursday, January 10th
Fall 2019
Wednesday, August 14th

Registration will be available in the MIO. If you have questions, please email