International Students Orientation

International Students Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate Students must plan to arrive on campus on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Check-in at the International Student Center (DeMoss Hall, Room 2232) to receive your welcome information and orientation schedule.

Meet your Undergraduate Ambassadors and Graduate Ambassadors

  • Orientation Schedule

    Tuesday, January 8

    Undergraduate Student Arrivals (Non-Canadian)

    Plan to arrive by Tuesday, January 8, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the International Student Center (DeMoss Hall, Room 2232) to receive your welcome information and orientation schedule.

    Ambassadors will assist you as you move into your campus housing. You will also have the opportunity to go to the store to pick up any items you may need. The following banks will be available on campus Wednesday, January 9: Wells Fargo and BB&T.

    • Breakfast: International Student Center, 8-10 a.m.
    • Lunch: International Student Center, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Trip to Walmart: Meet at the International Student Center, 1-3 p.m.

    Wednesday, January 9

    Canadian and Graduate Student Arrivals

    Check-in at the International Student Center (DeMoss Hall, Room 2232) to receive your welcome information and orientation schedule.

    • Trip to Walmart: Meet at the International Student Center, 1-3 p.m.
    • Welcome Dinner: DeMoss Hall, Grand Lobby, 5 p.m.

    Please make reservations via international@liberty.edu.


    Thursday, January 10

    • All new and transfer Orientation (Mandatory): DeMoss Hall, Grand Lobby, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Bring all travel documents including: passport, stamped I-20, and I-94 received at port of entry.


    Friday, January 11

    • Indoor Soccer: Thomas Indoor Soccer Center, 3-5 p.m.

    Sunday, January 20

    • Graduate Induction Dinner (Mandatory): Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom, 4-6 p.m.

    Visit The Graduate School for information on the Graduate Induction Dinner.

  • Early Arrivals

    Students should plan to arrive on campus as close to Wednesday January 9 as possible.

    Students who arrive between Sunday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 8 may stay in campus housing at a cost of $15/day. (Early arrival form is located in your ASIST and must be completed prior to your arrival on campus). Students who arrive prior to Sunday, January 6 will need to stay in a local hotel at their own expense. Transit Services will provide transportation to Super 8Fairfield Inn & SuitesSleep Inn, and Extended Stay America. All hotels listed are on Liberty University campus.

    All students must report to the International Student Center (DeMoss Hall, Room 2232) upon arrival, which is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Please call (434) 592-6486 Call: (434) 592-6486 if you arrive after 5 p.m. starting Sunday, January 6.

  • What to Bring With You to Liberty

    Travel Documents

    • Passport
    • I-20
    • I-94 (For non-Canadians, at port of entry you will receive an I-94 stamp in your passport
    • Contact phone numbers for your Admissions Counselor and Pick-up Coordinator (434) 592-6486.

    Medical Records

    All immunizations and tests indicated on the Student Health Form in ASIST must be completed prior to arrival on campus. Students without an approved health form and the required immunizations and tests may be charged a $50 late fee.

    For more information, contact the Office of Student Health Records. Complete the online health form before you travel and bring your medical records with you (must be translated into English). 

    Spending Money

    Use Traveler's Checks or US cash for food, bedding, and other necessities immediately after arriving.

  • Banking

    On Wednesday, January 9, representatives from local banks will be on campus to help students open a bank account. A US bank account (or major credit card) is required to complete Financial Check-In unless you are paying in full and have your check made out to Liberty University.

    Do not travel with large amounts of cash! Bring your Cashier's Check or Bank Draft made out to yourself or Traveler’s Checks to International Orientation if you plan to open a bank account on Tuesday or Thursday. The following banks will be available on campus Wells Fargo and BB&T. Transportation to any other bank will not be provided.

    Check Deposits made to your new bank account may not be available for two-seven business days.

  • Making Travel Arrangements to Lynchburg, Virginia

    Liberty University is pleased to pick up first-time students from:

    To Request a Pick Up:

    Students needing transportation to campus from the locations listed above must complete the online registration form at www.liberty.edu/transportation. If your travel plans change, please call the Transportation office at (434) 592-3640  to arrange for your new pick-up time within 24 hours.

    Reservations must be made 72 hours prior to the date of travel.


Contact

international@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4118

(434) 522-0430 (fax)

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