New International Student Seminar

All new international students on F-1 visas are required to complete this seminar as part of their orientation. Important information is provided on immigration requirements, life in the U.S and California, social issues, and much more.

You will learn about:
  • Maintaining your international student status
  • What resources are available to you
  • Campus activities
  • Relevant University policies


Spring 2021 New International Student Orientation Seminar

(for students in semester programs) 

Date: Open begining December 7, 2020 
Time: Online New Intl Student Orientation
Location: Online 

This online seminar is mandatory for all new F-1 visa students. Please plan to upload all travel documents: Cal Lutheran I-20, passsport, F-1 visa, and I-94.  Also upload a photo of yourself.  This is accomplished at the same time you complete the SEVIS Registration form.

Complete and submit the Sevis Registration: Check in form found on the OISS website forms menu so we can register you in SEVIS.

 In-Person International Student Orientation Activities:

All in-person activities will comply with social distancing protocols and mask requirements.

January 19th - 1-3pm Informational Meeting, Location TBA

For all new international students covering topics such as:

  • Campus Tour
  • Culture clubs on campus
  • Virtural program offerings
  • Immigration highlights 
  • Campus information

 January 19th - 5-6pm Social, Location TBA

Meet other international students, peer mentors, and CGE staff members



Winter 2021 New International Students Orientation

(for students in 11-week programs) 

  • Blackboard Orientaton

Date: Monday, November 29,2020

Time: Online

Location: link sent from Graduate Orientation Team

 Orientation is Mandatory for all new F-1 students. Please download all travel documents: I-20, passsport, visa and I-94 as well as a photo of yourself when you submit the SEVIS Registration: Check in Form found on the OISS website forms menu so we can activate your SEVIS record.