International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)

ISOP is required for all international students who haven’t studied in the United States. We’ll prepare you for living and studying here, and let you know about the many services Hollins can offer.


Ashani Davidson

Form Your Closest Bonds

My mentors and program director Jeri Suarez did a great job making me feel welcome and comfortable. Some of my closest bonds and friendships were formed in ISOP, but everyone is quite welcoming.

Ashani Davidson, Jamaica

Tentative Schedule

You’ll receive an updated schedule when you arrive on campus.

Wednesday, August 27

  • 10 am: Check-in
    Gordh Room, duPont Chapel
  • Noon: Lunch with peer mentors
    Moody Dining Hall
  • 1 pm: Welcome to Hollins and Cultural and Community Engagement
    Gordh Room, duPont Chapel
  • 3:15 pm: Immigration issues with international program office
    Gordh Room, duPont Chapel
  • 4 pm: Greetings from President Gray
    Gordh Room, duPont Chapel
  • 6:30 pm: Informal social
    Gordh Room, duPont Chapel

Thursday, August 28

  • 8:15 am: Breakfast
    Moody Dining Hall
  • 9 am: Team building activity
    Gordh Room, duPont Chapel
  • 11 am: Check-in
    Janney Lounge, Moody Center
  • Noon: Lunch
    Moody Dining Hall
  • 1 pm: Campus tour
  • 2:30 pm: Tour of health center
  • 3:15 pm: Introduction to the Batten Leadership Institute
    Bradley Hall
  • 4 pm: Free time
  • 5 pm: Dinner
  • 6:15: Roller-skating

Friday, August 29

  • 8:15 am: Breakfast
    Moody Dining Hall
  • 9:35: Overview from the business office
    Cocke Building Conference Room, third floor
  • 10 am: Introduction to computer services
    Pleasants 204
  • 10:30: Welcome by the chaplain
    duPont Chapel
  • 10:45: Free time
  • Noon: Lunch
    Moody Dining Hall
  • 1:15 pm: Honor Court overview
    Gordh Room
  • 1:30 pm: Introduction to academics
    Green Drawing Room, Main Building
  • 2 pm: Informal time with peer mentors
  • 5 pm: Dinner
    Moody Dining Hall
  • 6 pm: Mall or karaoke/Wii games
    Gordh Room

Saturday, August 30

11:15 am – 4:30 pm: Tour of Roanoke

Sunday, August 31

  • 8:30 am: Breakfast
    Moody Dining Hall
  • 9 am: Check-in 11:30: Vendor fair
    Rathskeller, Moody Student Center
  • 3 pm: Orientation begins

Monday, September 1

5:15: First ISOP/ETP Game Night

Friday, September 5

5:30: Cultural and Community Engagement opening celebration Beale Garden

Saturday, October 4

12 – 6 pm: Harvest outing to local farm