International Student Orientation is required for new F-1 and J-1 international students in the U.S. and is designed to make your transition to campus as smooth and successful as possible.
International Orientation Requirements
All new international students who will be in the U.S. with F-1 or J-1 immigration statuses are required to complete International Student Orientation requirements. This includes:
New international undergraduate and graduate students
Continuing graduate students who began their enrollment remotely from abroad during and who are entering the U.S. for the Fall 2022 semester to be in-person at the university
New international undergraduate and graduate exchange students
New international students transferring to W&M or VIMS from a U.S. high school or university
Joint Degree Programme international students entering the U.S. and joining W&M for the first time
International Student Orientation is one part of your larger orientation program. Undergraduate international students, including exchange students, are also required to join the New Student Orientation. Graduate students also have orientations with their programs.
Fall 2022 International Student Orientation Activities
Our program includes:
Information and resources that are important to international students such as immigration regulations, academic expectations, campus safety, etc.
“Life in the US” activities such as help with move-in, shopping trips, opening a bank account, etc.
Events for family members
Social activities to meet other students and learn about campus and the Williamsburg area
Stay tuned for more information about our Fall 2022 International Student Orientation schedule!
After you arrive in the US, you must complete your immigration check-in. Please complete it within 1 week of your arrival. If you are not yet in the US, wait to complete it when you arrive. If you have difficulty, contact the Reves Center for help.
Select Immigration Check-in and complete the Immigration Check-In form.
Non F-1 & J-1 Students Interested in Attending International Student Orientation
We welcome all students! Students who are not in F-1 or J-1 immigration status (e.g., US citizen who lived abroad) but are interested in attending International Student Orientation can contact [[srtaylor,Shakia Taylor]] for more information.
Questions? Contact[[w|srtyalor,Shakia Taylor]]. We look forward to welcoming you to W&M and VIMS!