All new international students must attend orientation on the following days, depending on their admission term:

Mandatory Summer 2020 Orientation Sessions for Graduate Students*

NOTE: there is an optional Game Night on Wednesday, May 13, at 6pm in the Harre Union Game Room (1st Floor).

OIP Orientation Sessions

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 8am
Starting Location: Harre Union, Gandhi-King Center, 2nd Floor (Bring your passport!)

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: TBA
Starting Location: TBA

Graduate School Orientation Sessions

Date: Monday, May 18
Time: 3:30pm
Starting Location: Mueller Hall, Refectory

Date: Friday, May 22
Time: 8am
Starting Location: Harre Union, Brown & Gold Room (2nd Floor)

Mandatory Summer 2020 Orientation Sessions for Bachelor’s Students*

NOTE: there is an optional Game Night on Wednesday, May 13, at 6pm in the Harre Union Game Room (1st Floor).

OIP Orientation Sessions

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 8am
Starting Location: Harre Union, Gandhi-King Center, 2nd Floor (Bring your passport!)

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: TBA
Starting Location: TBA

Freshman FOCUS

Undergraduate international students are required to attend the FOCUS session on August 21.

Report to the Harre Union Lobby at 8am.

Check this page for more 2020 FOCUS details.

*There is a $50 orientation fee that will be charged to all new students, whether they attend or not.

Graduate Student Mandatory Orientation Dates

  • Arrivals: August 16 & 17
  • Pre-Orientation Game Night: August 17
  • International Programs Orientation: August 18 and following
  • Graduate School Orientation: To Be Announced

The next MBA term available to new international students will start in August 2020.  Please contact mba@valpo.edu for details.

You must also attend the Office of International Program’s (OIP) new international student orientation sessions in August 2020.

 

ATTENTION all international students in F-1 and J-1 visa status:

When you report to the Office of International Programs (OIP), please bring the following document:

  • Passport

Please prepare the following documents to upload through iValpo

  • U.S. Address (for those living on campus, we need both your dorm room number and dorm street address)
  • SEVIS I-20 Form (F-1) or DS-2019 Form (J-1); don’t forget to sign it yourself!
  • I-94 form, available for printout here: Access I-94.
  • Change of Status approval notice (if applicable)

Dependent documents – you will need to also provide all the above documents for your dependents (child or spouse) if they hold F-2 or J-2 visa status.

If you do not submit the above documents, the Office of International Programs (OIP) will be unable to register your immigration record in SEVIS, and you will be in danger of falling out of legal immigration status.