International

Step 5 – Attend New-Student Orientation

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

Mandatory Spring 2022 Orientation Sessions for Graduate Students*
OIP Orientation Sessions
  • Starting on Friday, January 7 at 8AM, continuing on Tuesday, January 11
Graduate School Orientation Sessions
  • Monday, January 10
Mandatory Fall 2021 Orientation Sessions for Bachelor’s Students*
OIP Orientation Sessions
  • Starting on Friday, January 7 at 8AM, continuing on Tuesday, January 11
Freshman FOCUS

Undergraduate international students are required to attend the FOCUS session on Monday, January 10.

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 available to international students for the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program is Spring (January) 2022.  Please contact mba@valpo.edu for details.

You must also attend the Office of International Program’s (OIP) new international student orientation sessions in January 2022.

The details for Fall (August) 2022 New International Student orientation will be determined in the coming months, but we anticipate mandatory in-person orientation beginning on August 17, 2022, so mark that date on your calendars!

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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