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

Mandatory Fall 2019 Orientation Sessions for Graduate Students*

NOTE: there is an optional Game Night on Monday, August 12, at 6pm in the Harre Union Game Room (1st Floor).

OIP Orientation Sessions

Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 8am – 6pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Ballrooms (Bring your passport!)

Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 8am – 6:30pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Cafe

Graduate School Orientation Sessions

Date: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 12:30 – 6pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Ballroom A

Date: Monday, August 19
Time: 8am – 12:15pm
Starting Location: Mueller Hall Refectory

Mandatory Fall 2019 Orientation Sessions for Bachelor’s Students*

NOTE 1: there is an optional Game Night on Monday, August 12, at 6pm in the Harre Union Game Room (1st Floor).
NOTE 2: Dalian student orientation begins on August 8.
OIP Orientation Sessions

Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 8am – 6pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Ballrooms (Bring your passport!)

Date: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 9am – 12pm
Starting Location: Harre Union, Gandhi-King Center

Date: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 1-4pm
Starting Location: Harre Union, Gandhi-King Center

Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 8am – 6:30pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Cafe

Freshman FOCUS

Undergraduate students are required to attend the FOCUS session on August 16th.

Report to the Harre Union Lobby at 8am.

Check this page for more 2019 FOCUS details.

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

The next MBA term available to new international students will start in August 2019. MBA Orientation will be on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 8am to 3pm in Urschel Hall, College of Business.  Please contact mba@valpo.edu for details.

You must also attend the Office of International Program’s (OIP) new international student orientation sessions on August 13-15, 2019.

Graduate Student Mandatory Orientation Dates

  • January 3 & 6-7

Bachelor’s Student Mandatory Orientation Dates

  • January 3 & 6-7

 

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: Print 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.

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