Graduate International Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to W&M soon!

Before Your Arrival
Come prepared! View the Graduate International Orientation schedule!

Saturday, August 19: Welcome Activities
1-5:00pm                      Optional Household Item Giveaway [Baptist Collegiate Ministries, 244 S. Boundary St] - Get free gently used household items
2-4:00pm Optional Shopping trip to Target
Sunday, August 20: International Orientation Program (REQUIRED)
8:45am-1:00pm                     International Orientation Program [Chesapeake A, Sadler Center]
  • Attend sessions designed to help you make the most of your time at W&M!
  • Meet other international students and W&M staff.
  • Breakfast will be provided. Family members are invited to join the breakfast.
9:30-11:30am International Family Network Meeting [York Room, Campus Center] - If your spouse/partner and children are here, we invite them to meet Reves staff and other W&M families.
11:30am-1:00pm Optional social event for families.
Monday, August 21: Campus Employment Paperwork and Optional Check-in Assistance
9:30-10:30AM        I-9 Session [Reves Center] - If you have a W&M job or assistantship, attend this session to complete the necessary paperwork specific to you as an international student. Refer to the International Orientation Schedule for more information.
9:00am-12:00pm Optional help with immigration check-in [Reves Center]
Tuesday, August 22: Social Security Trip
7:30-9:30am              Social Security Trip [meet at Hunt Parking Circle] - If you have a W&M job or assistantship, but do not have a social security number, attend this trip. Refer to the International Orientation Schedule for more information.
10:00am-12pm English Language Placement Test [Reves Conference Room, 2nd floor Reves Center] - Required for non-native English speaking graduate Arts & Sciences students
Tuesday, August 29: Campus Employment Paperwork (Payroll)
1:00-3:30pm                Payroll Session [Reves Center] - If you have a W&M job or assistantship, attend this session to complete the necessary paperwork specific to you as an international student. Refer to the International Orientation Schedule for more information.
Friday, September 1: International Family Network
10:00am-12pm International Family Network Meeting [Reves Center] - Family members and children are invited to join us for the first meeting of the semester! A campus tour will follow the meeting.