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International Student Orientation

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A warm welcome from the Office of International Education at Randolph-Macon College!

Congratulations on your acceptance to R-MC! The College is excited for you to arrive on campus for the 2016-17 academic year. Our office is here to provide you and other international students with a number of services and resources to help you adjust to U.S. college life. We have selected five excellent International Assistants, who are going to assist you during the orientation week and academic year. Your International Assistant will contact you via e-mail this summer and answer any questions you may have prior to your arrival in the U.S.

As an international student, you are not required to attend an Orientation Day (either on May 7th or June 10th); however, you must attend the New International Student Orientation in August, which is required for ALL new exchange and four-year matriculating international students. This will be followed by the New Student Orientation – for all Freshman, Exchange and Transfer students. Please mark the dates below on your calendar.

In order to attend the mandatory International Student Orientation, you must arrive at R-MC on our official international student arrival day, which is Monday, August 29th, no earlier or later than this date. Your International Assistants will assist you with getting your school I.D., room key, and other important items upon your arrival. If you would like our office to arrange to pick you up at the Richmond International Airport, please let us know by Friday, August 19th.

Important Dates

Monday, August 29, 2016
New International Student Official Arrival Day

Tuesday- Thursday, August 30 - September 1, 2016 (Welcome Week)
International Student and Scholar Orientation

Thursday evening, September 1 - Sunday, September 4, 2016 (cont'd Welcome Week)
New Student Orientation (For All Freshmen, Transfer and International Students)     

Monday, September 5, 2016
Classes Begin

A electronic copy of the New International Student Handbook will be e-mailed to you directly upon your acceptance to R-MC!