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International Graduate Orientation

The Graduate School and the Center for Global Engagement have organized the following assistance and orientation sessions to help with your smooth and successful transition to JMU:

August 13

  • 2pm Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) pick-up (E-mail Thomas Lavenir to reserve your seat)
  • Shopping Trip (for basic items like bed sheets)

August 14

  • 11:30am Meet at the Admissions Office (Madison HALL 1st floor)
  • 12pm Lunch at D-Hall
  • Campus Tour

August 15

  • 8:30am Graduate Orientation, coordinated by The Graduate School
  • 1:30pm International Graduate Orientation, coordinated by ISSS at the Center for Global Engagement (Madison HALL 2nd floor)
What Should You Be Doing Now?

In the meantime, take care of the following steps:

  • Register for orientation
  • Complete the new student checklist
  • Log in to Terra Dotta (the International Student and Scholar Services' online portal):
    1. Login using your e-ID and password
    2. Click on Transitions
    3. Select “Apply Now”.
      • Complete certain immigration requirements.
      • Obtain pre-arrival information (transportation housing...)
      • Complete Learning Content #1, 2, 4, 5 & 7.
Contact Info
  • Thomas Lavenir - for information related to your adjustment and the arrival process.
  • Ed Muldoon - for information related to immigration and visas.
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