International Student Orientation

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Wednesday, August 19 - Friday, August 21, 2020

We are delighted that you have chosen to attend Walsh University! The International Orientation program is designed to welcome our international students to the Walsh Community. Our goal is to help make your transition to campus as smooth and successful as possible. 

During International Student Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet other new international and American students, partake in fun and interactive off-campus trips, and connect to your International Student Ambassador. Most importantly, you will learn important information on:

  • Campus support and resources,
  • Immigration issues and regulations,
  • Maintaining your immigration status,
  • Health insurance, and
  • Safety

Participation Requirements
International Student Orientation is required for students who:

  • Live outside of the United States, or
  • Live in the United States on an F-1 Student Visa 

*Canadian Students: While we certainly appreciate your familiarity with the American culture, you are required to attend International Student Orientation.
*Students who are U.S. citizens educated abroad may also participate in International Student Orientation.

Arriving to Campus

As a reminder, international students are not permitted to arrive more than 30 days before the start date on your I-20. Per CDC guidelines, it is recommended that you arrive 14 days before the start of classes. As you are making your arrangements to return to campus, please contact Kristi Campbell, Director of International Student Services at or (330) 490-7105 regarding your travel arrangements and guidelines for arrival.

Walsh Welcome Weekend

Saturday, August 22 – Sunday August 23
The Fall 2020 semester officially kicks off the weekend prior to the start of classes. Walsh University’s Welcome Weekend is specifically designed to help our all of our Freshman students learn about all the exciting opportunities and important responsibilities of being a member of the Cavalier Community. Welcome Weekend events are required for all Freshman students - including international students. 

For additional information about International Student Orientation, please contact:

Kristi Campbell, Director of International Student Services (PDSO)/Title IX Coordinator (330) 490-7105