International Student Pre-Arrival & Orientation

Congratulations on your decision to attend Goucher College!

Goucher studentsWe look forward to your arrival and to providing you with assistance and support throughout your stay. The following resources are intended for those who have submitted an Enrollment Contract to attend Goucher College and exchange students.

International students enrolling in the Fall semester of 2022 should review the following:

InterConnect, the new international student orientation program will include to following topics:

  • F-1 immigration regulations
  • American dominant culture
  • Culture shock
  • Friendship, identity and social issues
  • Academic differences
  • Health and safety

The arrival date for incoming international students for the Fall Semester 2022 will be Tuesday, August 16 and the InterConnect orientation program will be held on Wednesday, August 17.  The campus-wide orientation will be held on Saturday, August 20 through Tuesday, August 23.  Both are required.  Please visit the Orientation web site for details regarding the campus orientation program for all new students.

CHANGING YOUR NAME AT GOUCHER

If you wish to use a chosen name instead of your legal name on unofficial documentation or change your name and/or gender on official documentation, please click here for the steps to do so.