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International Student Orientation

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Upon arrival at Longwood, all international students will participate in orientation sessions sponsored by the Office of International Affairs.  J-visa students will participate only in International Student Orientation, while F-visa students will participate in both New Lancer Days activities, and some sessions of International Student Orientation.  You will be contacted by the Office of international Affairs before arrival about the International Student Orientation and New Lancer Days schedule.


International Student Orientation
August 17-19, 2015

New Lancer Days
August 20-23, 2015


Transitional Fee

All first year students are required to pay a one-time transitional fee of $165 that covers all of the First Year Experience initiatives that we provide to support students' transitions, including all of the staff, materials, programs, and advising during Orientation and New Lancer Days. This payment is due at Orientation on August 20 and can be paid online when you register for classes or by cash or check.


What to Bring to International Student Orientation

When you come to International Student Orientation, please bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, proof of health insurance, and certificate of immunization.

What to Expect at International Student Orientation and New Lancer Days

International Student Orientation is meant to quickly prepare you for life at Longwood University. You will receive information about:

  • Visa regulations and how to maintain good legal status in the United States for both F-visa and J-visa students
  • How to prepare for the academic environment at Longwood, and the academic support services available
  • The Farmville community, including public transportation, banking information, the bookstore, and where to shop.
  • Opportunities for social interaction and involvement in student life