International Orientation

International Orientation

Welcome to W&M!

International Student Orientation is required for new W&M F-1 & J-1 international students and includes:

  • Information sessions on your immigration status and campus resources
  • Shopping trips and other social activities
  • Activities for family members
  • Opportunities to meet other students and learn about campus and Williamsburg
  • Tips and tools on how to be successful at W&M
Spring 2018 Orientation Dates

International orientation has been scheduled for the following dates. A complete schedule will be available in early December.

  • January 11-12: Welcome activities (optional)
  • January 13: International Orientation Session (required)
  • For undergraduate and exchange students, you will also be required to participate in the New Student Orientation on January 12-16. International Orientation will be incorporated into the New Student Orientation.
Pre-Arrival Resources

Our New International Students website is a great resource for students. Prefer a document that you can print out? Then the International Student Arrival Guide (pdf) is for you!

Orientation Requirements and non F-1 & J-1 Applicants
  • All new international students with F-1 or J-1 immigration status are required to attend the International Student Orientation, including exchange students and students transferring to W&M from other U.S. schools.
  • International Student Orientation is one part of your larger orientation program. There is also a special orientation for all new undergraduates. Graduate students typically also have orientations with their departments.
  • Students who are not in F-1 or J-1 immigration status (e.g., U.S. citizen who lived abroad) but are interested in attending International Student Orientation can contact [[w|ywong,Eva Wong]] for more information.
Immigration Check-In

Complete your immigration check-in within 1 week of your arrival to the U.S.
If you have difficulty, contact the Reves Center for help!

  1. Login to iStart, using your W&M login
  2. Select Orientation from the left menu.
  3. Select Immigration Check-In and complete the Check-In and Immigration Responsibilities forms

Submit both of these forms promptly so we can register your record with Immigration.

Questions? Contact [[w|ywong,Eva Wong]]. We look forward to welcoming you to W&M!