International Students2018-07-10T20:54:51+00:00
  • Check your email daily!
  • Make friends with American students, especially your Cultural Ambassadors.
  • Go to class! Do not be late or miss classes unless you are genuinely sick. If you have to miss, be sure you contact your professors.
  • Use our Academic Resources! Ferrum provides students with a number of academic tools to help you succeed. Make sure you use the Writing Center, the Math Center, and our free PAL tutors.
  • Join a campus club! There is a Club Fair every semester, and you can find groups to match many interests.
  • Use our Office of International Programs as a resource—, stop by for a chat, join us for our events, and please tell Dr. Suppes if you need help with anything.
  • Connect with your professors—ask questions, go to their office hours, email them if you’re confused.
  • Keep track of important dates, and make sure you are compliant with all visa regulations.
  • Make sure you make your vacation plans well in advance. You need to be out of the dorms by the deadlines, and you should not miss classes.
  • Participate in campus events. Many of the events on campus are free of charge and fun!
  • Download Ellucian Go from the app store. This tool helps you locate classes and provides an on-hand schedule.
  • August 22-23 International Student Orientation
  • August 24-26 Connections Weekend
  • August 27 First Day of Classes