Student Orientation

picture of student

Orientation for all new International Students

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A MANDATORY orientation program designed specifically for International Students studying at Marywood will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 before classes begin for the spring semester (See Schedule Below). For students planning to live in campus housing, local airport and bus terminal pickups may be arranged for Monday, January 15, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 am and 9:00 pm by contacting the International Affairs office at at least two weeks before the semester begins. Students may NOT arrive on campus before this date as many services will not be available, including dining. If your arrival is planned for earlier than January 15, you are advised to make a reservation at one of the local hotels (noted in the Guidebook for International Students) until move-in day. Often these hotels provide shuttle service between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport and the hotel.  If they are not busy, they will also deliver you to Marywood on Tuesday 15 or 16.

Local Airport and Bus Terminal

Arrangements can be made for pickup at the local Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International airport (AVP) or the Scranton Martz Bus Terminal by emailing or calling 570-961-4581 at least two weeks before your expected arrival to make your request.

Please take note of the airports in the U.S. that have connections directly to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport. Some of these include international flights into Newark, NJ, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Atlanta, GA, and Philadelphia, PA. Flights into JFK and LaGuardia in New York do not have direct connections to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. If you arrive in the U.S. at either of these airports, it will be necessary to take a shuttle service from the airport to New York City's Port Authority where you can then board a bus at the Martz-Greyhound terminal to take you to Scranton.

Included in the New International Student Orientation program offered by the International Affairs Office:

  • tours of the Marywood campus
  • photos for Marywood student ID cards
  • banking information
  • introductions to a number of departments and individuals, i.e., Student Health Services, Safety and Security, Registrar, and Human Resources, Computer Support Services, etc.  

There will be an opportunity to explore the campus and the surrounding community.  It is important that all new international students will make every effort to arrive early enough to take part in this program. For those students who will be living on campus, please inform us of your arrival date so that we can request early arrival housing through the Office of Residence Life.

Please be sure to refer to the Guidebook for International Students for more information about Marywood and what to expect. You may also download a PDF version.