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.


During the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter, there's usually a required in-depth immigration orientation for all new and returning international students. There are also other required orientations available below. Identify your Level of Education below for more information about orientation.

QuarterLevel of EducationDateLocationTime
Winter 2015All New/Returning International StudentsJan 9   Cactus Rm   12 PM-3 PM
Spring 2015All New/Returning International StudentsApril 3   Palm Rm   12 PM-3 PM


Hosted by CSAS (Center for Student Academic Success) Department. This orientation is different from your international orientation and is only required for New Freshmen and Transfer students. For more information visit CSAS orientation webpage

Dates for First Year Experience Orientation for International Students 

  • Winter 2015: January 2, 2015
  • Spring 2015: March 27

OISS Booklet: New and Transfer International Student Orientation Handbook

Contact US

Future/Incoming Students:

Current Students:

Phone: 951-785-2237
Phone: 951-785-2919

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