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New F-1 and J-1 international students are required to attend two orientation sessions. The first session, International Orientation, is offered by the Office of International Affairs and includes important information about SEVIS rules and regulations. At this orienation, the OIA will obtain information from you to help us register you in SEVIS as a new UL Lafayette student.

The second orientation is hosted by the Orientation Office (Undergraduates) or the Graduate School and is where you will actually register for your classes, learn about procedures for on-campus employment if you have an assistantship and meet with academic advisors.

First-time freshmen (undergraduates) who do not have SAT or ACT scores are required to take the mathematics portion of the ACT Residual, which is offered by Counseling and Testing and usually occurs in the morning before International Orientation.

Upcoming Orientation Schedules:

Fall 2020 Orientation - The Office of International Affairs within the Division of Global Engagement holds an orientation to introduce new international students to the services it provides, as well as, providing information about immigration compliance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are developing a virtual version of this orientation. All new international students will receive an email with more information. New students should first complete the Orienatation Registration Form below.

Fall 2020 Orientation Packet

SEVIS Data Sheet & Compliance Form

FERPA Waiver (Sponsored Students Only)

Tax Data Form (Student Athletes & Graduate Students with Assistantships) 

Orientation Evaluation

Orientation Registration

Registration for International Orientation is free and can be done by completing the Orientation Registration Form.