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.

New Freshmen Students: You are required to attend TWO orientations. Those two orientations are #1 "Immigration Orientation" hosted by the International Students office AND #2 "First Year Experience Academic Orientation" hosted by CSAS (Center for Student Academic Advising). You can contact CSAS via email at orientation@lasierra.edu or via phone at (951) 785-2452. For more information visit CSAS orientation webpage.

ESL & Music Certificate Students: You are required to attend TWO orientations. Those two orientations are #1 "Immigration Orientation" hosted by the International Students office AND #2 "ESL Academic Orientation" hosted by the ESL Department. You can contact ESL via email at esl@lasierra.edu or via phone at (951) 785-2351. For more information visit the ESL webpage.

Transfer, Graduate, & Doctorate Students: You are required to attend ONE orientation which is the "Immigration Orientation" hosted by the International Students office.

IMMIGRATION ORIENTATION DATES

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

Please bring with you the following documents:

  • Your passport with your visa
  • Your stamped I-20 form
  • Your I-94 card (small white card, usually given on the plane and stamped by the immigration officer)
  • Health Records
  • Any official documents or transcripts needed by Admissions

First Year Experience Academic Orientation 

Hosted by CSAS (Center for Student Academic Success) Department. For more information visit CSAS orientation webpage

Dates for First Year Experience Orientation for International Students

  • June 25-26
  • September 23-24

OISS Booklet: New and Transfer International Student Orientation Handbook