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

Mandatory Fall 2020 Orientation Sessions for Graduate Students*

OIP Orientation Sessions

Monday, August 10

(Morning)

  • Time: 9:00am – 12:20pm
    Sessions will be held virtually through Zoom, link will be provided directly to students

(Afternoon)

Wednesday, August 12

(Morning)

  • Time: 9:00am – 12:20pm
    Sessions will be held virtually through Zoom, link will be provided directly to students

(Afternoon)

Graduate School Orientation Sessions

Thursday, August 13

  • Time: 5:00-6:30pm
    Sessions will be held virtually through Zoom, link will be provided directly to students

Mandatory Fall 2020 Orientation Sessions for Bachelor’s Students*

OIP Orientation Sessions

Monday, August 10

(Morning)

  • Time: 9:00am – 12:20pm
    Sessions will be held virtually through Zoom, link will be provided directly to students

(Afternoon)

Wednesday, August 12

(Morning)

  • Time: 9:00am – 12:20pm
    Sessions will be held virtually through Zoom, link will be provided directly to students

(Afternoon)

Freshman FOCUS

Undergraduate international students are required to attend the FOCUS session on August 11.

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.

MBA orientation will be held from 9 am – 12 noon on Saturday, August 15.  It will be held virtually through Zoom.  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.

International Student Orientation Dates

The details for Spring 2021 (January) New International Student orientation have yet to be determined. Check back here during the Fall 2020 semester for updated details.

 

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.