International

Step 5 – Attend New-Student Orientation

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

Mandatory Fall 2022 Orientation Sessions for Graduate Students*
OIP Orientation Sessions
  • Starting on Tuesday, August 16 at 8AM; continuing on Wednesday, August 18
Graduate School Orientation Sessions
  • Starting on Wednesday, August 17 at 8AM; continuing on Monday, August 22
Mandatory Fall 2022 Orientation Sessions for Bachelor’s Students*
OIP Orientation Sessions
  • Starting on Tuesday, August 16 at 8AM; continuing on Wednesday, August 18
Freshman FOCUS

Undergraduate international students are required to attend the FOCUS session on Friday, August 19.

Check this page for more Fall 2022 FOCUS details.

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

The next start term available to international students for the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program is Fall (August) 2022.  Please contact mba@valpo.edu for details.

You must also attend the Office of International Program’s (OIP) new international student orientation sessions starting August 16, 2022.

The details for Spring (January) 2023 New International Student orientation will be determined in the coming months, but we anticipate mandatory in-person orientation beginning on January 6, 2023, so mark that date on your calendars if you are planning to start your studies at Valpo in Spring 2023!

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.

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