International Student Orientation

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Orientation for all new International Students

Friday, January 10, 2020

A new international orientation will take place on Friday, January 10.. The beginning of this program will coincide with Marywood’s Transfer Student Orientation program and will be followed with lunch and further information specific to new international students. To register for this orientation, please see the Transfer Orientation website where a link to REGISTER for the event is available.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration for it, please contact Nancy Maloney at in the International Affairs office.

. For students planning to live in campus housing, local airport and bus terminal pickups may be arranged for Thursday, January 9, between the hours of 8:30 am and 8:30 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 9, you are advised to make a reservation at one of the local hotels (noted in the Guide 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 Friday, January 9..

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 Guide for International Students for more information about Marywood and what to expect.