New International Students
Welcome, new students! We’re happy you’re here. These resources are here to help you have the smoothest transition to America as possible.
Health Insurance – As an international student, you are required to have American health insurance. The university provides a mandatory option for you in which you must enroll. The company providing the student health insurance is United Health Care and the costs are:
A full year of health insurance is approximately $1446.00.
A full fall semester is approximately $618.00.
A full spring semester plus a summer semester is approximately $828.00.
A summer semester is approximately $402.00.
Note: All international students (both grad and undergrad) are required to have OC insurance. There are no exceptions.
For more details about the insurance plan view this document.
If you have questions about the insurance policy detail you can contact Kelley Hinkle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immunizations – You are required to submit a record of immunizations that you have received. You will enter that information on myOC at the Insurance and Immunization page. You will need this information completed before school begins. If you need additional vaccinations in order to meet American health standards, you may schedule an appointment with the Oklahoma County Health Department or our Mercy Clinic on campus.
Dealing with Illness – If you get sick, there are several medications you can buy at the grocery store. If you are unsure of what medicine you need, ask a fellow student or someone from the Office of International Programs. If you are really sick, then you may need to go to the doctor. If you have a medical issue, or an issue with your eyes or teeth, contact the Office of International Programs. They will direct you to the appropriate method of receiving treatment.
Alcohol/Tobacco Rules – OC is a drug-free campus. This means you cannot smoke on campus at all. If you wish to smoke, please go somewhere else off campus. We are also an alcohol-free campus. This means you cannot drink on campus, nor are you allowed to drink off-campus. If you are caught with tobacco, alcohol or any illegal substance, you will be given community service hours and will be required to enter an educational program.
For more info, see the student handbook.
Chapel – a daily worship service is offered at 11:00 AM, located in Baugh Auditorium. You must scan your student ID card when entering to record your attendance. This will count as a kudo, and you need 65 total kudos each semester. In addition to chapel, there are many other opportunities in the Ethos program to earn kudos.