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. 

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

Fall 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: August 16-19, & August 22

OIP Orientation

  • Tuesday, August 16
  • Thursday, August 18
  • Friday, August 19
    (Click here for more information about OIP’s orientation.)

Graduate School Orientation

  • Wednesday, August 17, 8:00am – 7:00pm CST.
    Harre Union Ballrooms.
  • Monday, August 22, 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 through Self-Service. Your advisor can guide you through this system once you receive a visa.


Contact Chloe Kiser, Graduate Student Services Coordinator, at or at 219.464.5313.