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International Student Services

Welcome to La Sierra University!

Quarterly Immigration Orientation

The office of International Students Services is looking forward to meeting you! International Student Orientation is designed to support the success and wellness of international students at La Sierra University. During this mandatory orientation, we will talk about: 

  • How to maintain your immigration status
  • Intercultural Adjustments and U.S Academic System
  • Health and Safety Procedures
  • Campus Services and Student Organizations
  • General Registration Procedures
  • Being part of the International Family here at La Sierra University

Our immigration orientations are geared toward students that hold an F-1 visa and/or have received an I-20 form from our office. Other visa holders are welcome to join our orientation but are not required to attend. F-1 students are required to attend our immigration orientation, failure to do so will result in a reasonable fee. 

Fall 2014 Immigration Orientation Schedule


Class StandingOrientation DateTimeLocation
New FreshmenSept 227:30 AM-2:00 PMCactus Room
ESL & Music CertificateSept 247:30 AM-5:00 PMCactus Room
Sept 258:00 AM-2:00 PMCactus Room
Graduate & TransferSept 247:30 AM-5:00 PMCactus Room
Sept 258:00 AM-2:00 PMCactus Room







Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to orientation?


  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20 Form

Where do we meet for orientation?

The first meeting will be held in the Cactus Room, located next to the School cafeteria. After 9 AM, we might be in other locations so please report to the Student Life office located on the 2nd floor of the Administration building if you are lost or need directions. 

Can I bring my dependent's to orientation?

Dependents are not required to attend our immigration orientation, if you want to bring your dependent with you, please let our office know via email at prei20@lasierra.edu

If I need a ride from the airport, what do I do?

We recommend that you submit an airport pick up form online at least 48 hours before your arrival time which will give us enough time to plan accordingly. You can either pay cash or request that your student account be charged. To submit a form please visit our airport pick up website at www.lasierra.edu/airport

When can I move into the dorm?

You can move into the dorm a day or two before your orientation day. If you want to move in a week or more early, you may be charged but we are willing to work with you and find other options. Please let us know your plans ahead of time. If you are planing to move into the dorm, make sure you have submitted your dorm application and have paid for your $150 dorm deposit. 

Can I take my placement or language test before orientation?

Absolutely! The earlier the better. But make sure you check in with our office first!

If I arrive earlier than orientation day, what should I do?

You can either check in with our office early OR just wait until orientation day. Just know that if you take care of things early, you won't be scrambling too many things during orientation day. 

If I have any questions or concerns, who do I contact?

Please contact the office of international students services via phone at 951.785.2237 or email at prei20@lasierra.edu



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