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

Mandatory Fall 2021 Orientation Sessions for Graduate Students*

OIP Orientation Sessions

Starting on Tuesday, August 17, continuing parts of Aug 19 & 20

  • 17th – starting at Harre Union Ballrooms, 8am
  • 19th – starting at Harre Union Founders dining hall, 8:30am
  • 20th – starting at Harre Union Gandhi-King Center, 1pm

Graduate School Orientation Sessions

Wednesday, August 18

  • 4pm – 7pm, Harre Union Ballrooms

Monday, August 23

  • 9am – 1pm, Harre Union Brown & Gold Room

Mandatory Fall 2021 Orientation Sessions for Bachelor’s Students*

OIP Orientation Sessions

Starting on Tuesday, August 17, continuing parts of Aug 19 & 20

  • 17th – starting at Harre Union Ballrooms, 8am
  • 19th – starting at Harre Union Founders dining hall, 8:30am
  • 20th – starting at Harre Union Gandhi-King Center, 1pm

Freshman FOCUS

Undergraduate international students are required to attend the FOCUS session in August if they are not able to attend June/July FOCUS sessions.

Check this page for more Fall 2021 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 for the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program is Fall (August) 2021.  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 2021.

The details for Spring (January) 2022 New International Student orientation will be determined soon. Check back here later during the Fall 2021 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.