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International Students

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Session Dates

First Year Students

Winter 2018:

  • January 5, 2018

Summer & Fall 2018:

  • Session 1: July 9-10, 2018
  • Session 2: July 12-13, 2018
  • Session 3: July 16-17, 2018
  • Session 4: July 19-20, 2018
  • Session 5: July 23-24, 2018
  • Session 6: July 26-27, 2018
  • Session 7: September 12-13, 2018
    • Students in the Honors Program are encouraged (not required) to register for Sessions 2 or 3 but may register for any session that fits their availability.
    • Students in the LEAD Program are encouraged (not required) to register for Sessions 4 or 5 but may register for any session that fits their availability.
    • International students are encouraged to register for any session that fits their availability.
    • In addition to Orientation, which is required for all new students, new international students are permitted to move to campus early and attend International Student Welcome hosted by the International Student & Scholars Program within the Global Engagement Office.

Transfer Students

Winter 2018:

  • January 5, 2018

Fall 2018:

  • September 14, 2018
    • In addition to Orientation, which is required for all new students, new international students are permitted to move to campus early and attend International Student Welcome hosted by the International Student & Scholars Program within the Global Engagement Office.

Registration Fees

Registration fees for Orientation and Welcome Weekend are as follow:

  • Winter 2018: First Year Students, Transfer Students & Parents/Guests
    • $50 = First Year Student & Transfer Student
    • Free = Parent/Guest of Student
  • Summer & Fall 2018: First Year Students & Parents/Guests
    • $305 = First Year Student (Orientation + Welcome Weekend)
    • $135 = Parent/Guest of First Year Student (Orientation)
    • $25 = Parent/Guest of First Year Student (Welcome Weekend)
  • Fall 2018: Transfer Students & Parents/Guests
    • $135 = Transfer Student (Orientation + Welcome Weekend)
    • $50 = Parent/Guest of Transfer Student (Orientation)
    • $25 = Parent/Guest of Transfer Student (Welcome Weekend)

Note: The student fee covers both Orientation and Welcome Weekend unless noted otherwise. Parents/guests pay separate fees for Orientation and Welcome Weekend unless noted otherwise.

What Do Fees Cover?

For students attending:

  • Winter 2018: the registration fee covers the costs of Orientation; this fee covers meals, materials, publications, and administrative costs.
  • Summer 2018: the registration fee covers the costs of both Orientation and Welcome Weekend; this fee covers lodging, meals, materials, publications, activities, and administrative costs.
  • Fall 2018: the registration fee covers the costs of both Orientation and Welcome Weekend; this fee covers meals, materials, publications, activities, and administrative costs.

For parents and guests attending:

  • Winter 2018: there is no registration fee.
  • Summer & Fall 2018: the registration fee covers the cost of meals, materials, publications, activities, and administrative costs for Orientation.

Online Registration

Winter 2018:

Summer & Fall 2018:

  • Register through your Ecampus account using the information sent to you from the Undergraduate Admission Office.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Admission provided you with your username and password.
  • You may also make changes to your registration (i.e. changing to a different session, adding or deleting guests) by logging into your Ecampus account again.
  • Trouble with your Ecampus account? Contact ecampus@scu.edu or 408-554-5700.
  • Registration fees are charged directly to students' accounts under the Bursar Office.
  • However, registration fees for parents, other guests, and Welcome Weekend are paid directly to Orientation upon registering for an Orientation session.

On-Campus Housing

First year students attending Sessions 1-6 in July will stay in one of the campus residence halls. Commuter students attending Sessions 1-6 are also expected to stay overnight in the residence halls unless permission is granted to return home for the night.

First year students attending Session 7 in September will be permitted to move in early into their respective residence halls that they will be residing in for the entire academic year. This residence hall may be different from the residence hall that students attending Sessions 1-6 stayed in over the summer. Commuter students attending Session 7 are permitted to return home for the night.

Fall and winter transfer students who will be living on campus will be permitted to move in early into their respective residence halls that they will be residing in for the entire academic year. The designated move-in date and time will be communicated to you by the Housing Office.

Immigration Documents

All new international students without a U.S. passport must request immigration documents from the Global Engagement Office upon confirmation of attendance. For more information, contact the International Students & Scholars Program within the Global Engagement Office at iss@scu.edu.

International Student Welcome (ISW)

Note: The dates listed below are tentative for Orientation 2018 and the information is based on Orientation 2017, so information is subject to being updated during the spring and summer.

All new international students are required to attend the mandatory International Student Welcome (ISW) on September 11 hosted by the International Student & Scholars Program within the Global Engagement Office. The ISW addresses the specific needs of international students and informs them of important visa rules and regulations for maintaining their non-immigrant status in the U.S.

New international students planning to live on campus may move into their residence hall on September 9. International students arriving that day should make arrangements to get on campus for check-in between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

While the ISW is mandatory for all F-1 or J-1 international students, our Global Nomads (U.S. citizens living abroad) are welcome to attend as well.