International Orientation

International Student Orientation is for new students before each fall and spring semester as a part of your orientation with new American students and includes special information sessions, shopping trips, and optional activities. During the orientation, you will be registered with immigration, receive information and materials on the laws concerning your immigration status and programs and services available on campus, meet other students and learn about campus and Williamsburg. This program aims to help your transition into your life as a W&M student. All meals mentioned in the schedule are included.

Orientation Requirements and Additional Applicants
  • All new international students with F-1 or J-1 visas are required to attend the International Student Orientation. This includes exchange students and students who will transfer to W&M from other U.S. institutions
  • International Student Orientation is one part of your larger orientation program.  There are special orientations for all new undergraduates. Graduate students typically also have orientation programs run through their departments. 
Fall 2015 International Orientation

Graduate International Students

  • Immigration Check-In 
    • Summer Check-In:
      • Every Friday, June 5 - August 7  at the Reves Center
        • 2pm   Getting settled presentation (on cell phones, buses, etc)
        • 2:30-4:00pm   Immigration check-in
    • Final Check-In: Monday, August 17
    • You only need to attend one immigration check-in. Check-in generally takes 10 - 15 minutes.
    • Bring your passport, US address, and I-94 record.
  • Arts & Sciences International Orientation: Saturday, August 15
  • Move In: Students who stay in the Graduate Complex will coordinate their move in with Residence Life
  • Individual departmental orientations for international students will be scheduled for mid-August.

Undergraduate International Students

  • Immigration Check-In
    • Tuesday, August 18
  • Move In: Dorms will open to international students starting the evening of Tuesday, August 18.
    • You only need to attend one immigration check-in. Check-in generally takes 10 - 15 minutes.
  • International Orientation
    • Tuesday, August 18 - Thursday, August 20
  • All Student Orientation
    • Thursday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 25

Contact [[Emily Bailey, ehbailey]] with any orientation questions.  We look forward to welcoming you to Williamsburg!