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

Mandatory Spring 2020 Orientation Sessions for Graduate Students*

NOTE: there is an optional Game Night on Thursday, January 2, at 6pm in the Harre Union Game Room (1st Floor).

OIP Orientation Sessions

Date: Friday, January 3
Time: 8am – 5pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Gandhi-King Center (Bring your passport!)

Date: Tuesday, January 7
Time: 12-3:30pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Brown & Gold Room

Graduate School Orientation Sessions

Date: Monday, January 6
Time: All Day
Starting Location: To be announced

Date: Tuesday, January 7
Time: Morning
Starting Location: To be announced

Mandatory Spring 2020 Orientation Sessions for Bachelor’s Students*

NOTE: there is an optional Game Night on Thursday, January 2, at 6pm in the Harre Union Game Room (1st Floor).

OIP Orientation Sessions

Date: Friday, January 3
Time: 8am – 5pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Gandhi-King Center (Bring your passport!)

Date: Tuesday, January 7
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Valpo Room

Date: Tuesday, January 7
Time: 12-3:30pm
Starting Location: Harre Union Brown & Gold Room

Freshman FOCUS

Undergraduate students are required to attend the FOCUS session on January 6.

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.

Graduate Student Mandatory Orientation Dates

  • Arrivals: May 12 & 13
  • Pre-Orientation Game Night: May 13
  • International Programs Orientation: May 14 & 15
  • Graduate School Orientation: May 18 & 22

The next MBA term available to new international students will start in August 2020.  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.

 

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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