Once you have been accepted to attend Le Moyne and the College has issued your Form I-20, you will be mailed a packet of information. This information outlines the immigration process that you will undergo in obtaining a US student visa. It is very important that you read this information carefully prior to obtaining an interview with the US consulate or embassy. You should also review the information that discusses US culture to help you prepare for the transition to the US.
Like all other countries of the world, the US has regulations governing the stay of foreigners within its boundaries. These rules are complex and change regularly. Le Moyne College international students are responsible for knowing the regulations regarding their particular immigration status. However the office is responsible for assisting students in understanding immigration guidelines and maintaining records of all F-1 nonimmigrant students at the college in order to monitor immigration compliance. It is crucial that you maintain a strong working relationship with the office staff. All students studying at Le Moyne with an F-1 visa must check-in with the Center for Academic Advisement and Engagement during the first two weeks of each semester. Failure to attend your Office meeting each semester may cause you to fall out of status. Questions regarding visa status can be directed to the Center for Academic Advisement and Engagement at email@example.com.
Upon arriving to Le Moyne, you will be welcomed to campus and assisted throughout many steps to insure you are meeting the College’s guidelines. Most college offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am -4:30 pm when classes are in session. Some offices may also have later evening hours on Thursdays throughout the academic year. Please contact the Center for Academic Advisement and Engagement to give them information detailing your anticipated arrival. If you need assistance when the offices are closed, please contact Le Moyne’s Security Office at 315-445-4444.
- Airport Pick-up- New students flying into the Hancock International Airport in Syracuse will be met at the airport and driven to Le Moyne by a college representative as long as the incoming student has given the Center for Academic Advisement and Engagement their itinerary at least one week in advance.
- Center for Academic Advisement and Engagement- Once you have had an opportunity to get settled in, you should go to the Center for Academic Advisement and Engagement in Reilly Hall room 342 to notify them of your safe arrival. At that time, you will be given additional resources and will make photocopies of your I-20, passport, visa and I-94.
- Campus Life and Leadership- After visiting the Center for Academic Advisement and Engagement, you should visit the Office of Campus Life and Leadership in the Campus Center to obtain your new college ID card. The ID card will be used to access your campus housing, get meals if you purchase a meal plan, check out library books, and many other things.
- Campus Tour- Depending on your arrival time and semester, you may be invited to attend a short orientation program for new international students. All students will receive a tour of campus and given comprehensive information about the college.