Events and Activities

Fall 2014 Events & Activities

Please note that all off campus events must be sold out 1 week before the event or the event will be canceled.

Coffee Hour

A lot can happen over a cup of coffee! You can make friends from all over the world, learn about new cultures, strike upon revolutionising ideas during a casual chat or just end up having lots of fun! Come to OIS coffee hours and see what a coffee can do to you.


When :   Fri, Sep 12, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - lobby outside the OIS
               Fri, Oct 10, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Room 320
               Fri, Nov 07, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Room 320
               Fri, Dec 05, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Room 310A


Represent your nation in the Homecoming Opening Ceremony, the Parade of Nations! Students will march into the stadium group by country carrying their nation's flag like the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics. Each year over 100 countries are represented. If your country is already taken, Please sign up for a flag of a country you have visited or would like to visit.
Flag sign ups for Parade of Nations are open now:
Click here for countries A-M
Click here for countries N-Z

Where : Rynearson Stadium, EMU campus
When : Saturday,October 11


Enjoy a hayride, picking your own pumpkin, corn maze, cider and donuts!

Where : Three Cedars Farm, Northville
When : Friday, October 24 12:30pm-4:15pm

Cost : $10 for activities and round trip transportation. Tickets will go on sale at OIS on Monday, September 29.

halloween party

Join the OIS and The Wellness Center for pumpkin carving, a costume contest and candy!
Please Click here for the flyer

When : Wednesday, October 29 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where :117 Snow Health Center

thanksgiving dinner

Learn the history behind American Thanksgiving and enjoy a traditional American Thanksgiving meal (including vegetarian options).

When : Thursday, November 20 5pm-8pm
Where : Student Center Ballroom. Ticket required for entry.

Cost : $10 Tickets will go on sale at OIS on Monday, November 3.

Join us for the annual International Thanksgiving Dinner. We will have a traditional meal including turkey (halal option available), cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy and much more! There will be activities before dinner is served at 6pm.

Buy your tickets soon! This is our most popular event all year and there are limited seats! Family and spouses are welcome.

This is a nice dinner. Please dress in business causal clothing.

Examples of business casual for women are: Nice slacks, skirts or khaki pants. Sweaters or blouses. Please no blue jeans, T-shirts or hoodies.

Examples for business casual for men are: Nice slacks or khaki pants. Collared shirt, sweater, or polo shirt. Ties are appropriate but not required. Please no blue jeans, T-shirts or hoodies.

Please arrive promptly at 5pm.

thanksgiving dinner

Women's Crafting Event

When : Tuesday, December 2 3pm-5pm
Where : Student Center, room 301

This event is for women only; including spouses of current students.

Join us in making ornaments for the OIS tree and a holiday decoration for yourself! Please bring two pictures (can be photos or something printed from the internet):

  • A holiday celebration (anytime of the year) that can be share on the OIS tree.
  • Something of your choice (family, friends, a favorite place, etc.).
OIS will provide the rest of the supplies and activities for children! The OIS Facebook page will have a sample of the ornament!

End of Semester Party

Let's celebrate the end of the semester! Join us for games, snacks and relaxing with friends.

When : Friday,December 19 2pm-4pm
Where : Student Center room 320.