International Students

The Graduate School and the Office of International Programs (OIP) are here to welcome you to Valpo’s campus. The following steps will help you transition to your new community.

STEP 1: Pre-Arrival

Your first step is to complete the OIP’s pre-arrival immigration and new student checklist. Please be sure to review all pre-arrival emails from OIP. This information is also available here.

STEP 2: Attend Orientation

The Graduate School and Office of International Programs have planned an orientation for all new international students at Valpo. Your attendance is required at all days.  If you are starting classes in an upcoming semester, your orientation information is below.  If you are beginning in a future semester, orientation information will be updated after Summer orientation is completed.  Please check back soon!

Orientation Activities

  • Welcome from Valpo staff and faculty
  • Team-building activities on and off campus
  • Overview of academic and student services
  • Academic policies
  • Library information literacy
  • Introduction to campus and Valparaiso community resources
  • Classroom culture in the USA
  • Immigration information

Spring 2022 Schedule

New Student Orientation: Attendance is required for all new international students. Invitations will be sent to students via email. Orientation is combined with the Office of International Programs.

Dates: January 07-08, & January 10-11

OIP Orientation

  • Friday, January 07
  • Saturday, January 08
    (Click here for more information about OIP’s orientation.)

Graduate School Orientation

  • Monday, January 10, 8:00am – 7:00pm CST.
    Harre Union Ballrooms.
  • Tuesday, January 11, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm CST
    Harre Union, Brown & Gold Room

First Semester Registration 

Prior to registration, you will need to schedule time with your advisor listed in your admission letter. Your advisor will create a course plan for you to use for registration. First semester registration can be completed using an online eForm system. Your advisor can guide you to this form once you receive a visa.


Contact Jessica Segally, Assistant Director of Academic Services, at or at 219.464.5313.