All new Saint Mary's students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session before beginning their first semester of courses.

International Students

The International Student Orientation makes your transition to the United States easier. Through interactive workshops, off-campus experiences and presentations, you will be introduced to concepts of intercultural communication and practice together to build a strong cultural foundation to help you settle into your new lives at Saint Mary’s. During this special orientation, you will be involved in workshops and activities to help you assimilate more quickly into American academic life. In addition, important information regarding immigration regulations, F-1 student status and international students and the law will be covered.

International Students will move into their residence halls and begin the International Student Orientation on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Please complete the International Student Arrival Information Form once you book your flight.

International students must also attend the Regular Student Orientation, Session IV, scheduled for August 27, 2014 for first year students and September 1, 2014 for transfer students.

For more information regarding International Student Orientation, visit the Center for International Programs.


You must complete the Housing License Form upon arrival on Friday, August 22nd..


All students are charged a one-time $250 Orientation fee applied directly to their student account. The fee covers all costs associated with Orientation, administrative needs, materials, food, and staffing.

International Student Information

Click here for detail information about International Student Orientation, visa documents and placement testing.

International Student Check List

Click here for everything you need to know and do before you arrive on campus on August 23rd.

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