On behalf of Hampshire College and the multicultural and international student services (MISS) office, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our community. Just as you have been preparing for your arrival at Hampshire, so have many of us; we are hard at work making arrangements to provide you with exciting and engaging orientation programs that will help you get acquainted with the College and the neighboring areas.
For information and advisement on preparing for your F-1 Student Visa
Visit the admissions website for information on your F-1 Student Visa. Questions? Contact the international student advisor, O.C. Gorman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. After the multicultural and international student services (MISS) office has received all of your required forms, you will then receive a postal mailing with visa application information and pre-arrival information.
When to Arrive
International student orientation (ISO) is required for all student visa holders (e.g., F-1 and J-1):
Arrival Date is August 23
Orientation is August 24-27, 2014
In order to participate in this mandatory program, please make plans to arrive on Saturday, August 23 in order to check in and move into your campus room. Students will not be allowed to move into their campus rooms before August 23. Should you need accommodations prior to this date, please refer to http://newstudents.hampshire.edu for information on local hotels.
The purpose of orientation is to give you an opportunity to get settled in your new "home away from home," and to meet people who are here to support and assist you during your time at Hampshire. You will also have the opportunity to attend to necessary preparations, such as filling out employment paperwork, taking care of visa-related procedures, etc. You will find this time before general orientation very useful for meeting your needs as an international student. The most exciting part of this program is the opportunity to meet other new international students, as well as the returning international students who will serve as leaders for international dstudent orientation. These students will be a valuable resource for information about Hampshire College, and can help you prepare for a fun and successful start here.
Required Forms and Deadlines
Due by July 25 for International Student Orientation
- Arrival Form (submission deadline applies, for more information contact email@example.com)
- International Friends and Family Program participation form (submission deadline applies, for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Peer Mentorship Program participation form (submission deadline applies, for more information contact email@example.com)
For New Student Orientation
- The entire entering class is required to participate in new student orientation. All new students must complete required new student forms (see individual forms for submission deadlines).
For Family Orientation
- Families have an option to participate in family orientation.
Contact the MISS office (multicultural and international student services) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you!
O.C. Gorman and Melissa Scheid Frantz
Multicultural and International Student Services