Advising and Support for Enrolled International Students
The Office of Global Education provides a number of services to international students, including assistance on adjustment to the United States and college life, and understanding and complying with federal immigration regulations. The Office also coordinates special activities for international students. Global Rhythms, the campus international club sponsors a variety of activities and service projects.
If you are enrolling at Viterbo for the first time, you are required to participate in an orientation program held four to five days before the beginning of classes. You will be notified of the date for orientation when you receive your acceptance letter and I-20. The orientation is filled with activities which introduce the student to the campus and surrounding community. It includes placement testing, campus tours, academic advising, discussion on a wide range of topics, and a variety of social activities. It is extremely important that you arrive in time to attend the orientation.
Information and an application for on-campus housing will be sent to you along with your admission letter. First-year Viterbo students are required to live on campus. It is the best way to meet people, make friends, and know what is happening on the campus. There is both dormitory and apartment style housing, the difference being that the apartments have a kitchen and bathroom. Cafeteria meal service is also available, and students living on campus must take a meal plan. There is no married student housing on campus.
Health Care and Insurance
To protect yourself against the high cost of medical care in the U.S., Viterbo requires you to show proof of comprehensive medical insurance. Comprehensive medical insurance is for treatment by physicians and hospitals as a result of an accident or serious illness. You can either buy the insurance offered through Viterbo or contact a private agency. Health insurance coverage in the U.S. can be quite expensive, and you need to review policy options carefully so that you know what things are covered, and which are not. You must show proof of insurance before you will be allowed to confirm your registration for classes.
In addition, the student health form giving evidence of your physical health and updated immunization record is required to be submitted on arrival or before.