Welcome, Lawrentian!

Join a community of students who are transforming themselves in an engaged learning environment ready to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Your 1,500 fellow Lawrentians come from the world’s largest cities and smallest towns to form a cohesive residential community within a safe, vibrant and accessible city. They are diverse and thrive on collaboration

As you prepare to join this welcoming community, there are many people here on campus ready to help you make a smooth transition. Please reach out if we can help support your transition to Lawrence.

International Orientation and Arrival

International students should plan to arrive for International Orientation which leads into Welcome Week, at which time all new Lawrentians will join you on campus. 

For detailed instructions on travel, orientation, and arrival, please visit our Current Students: International Orientation & Arrival page.

Things to consider about postponing enrollment until January 2021

We ask that you regularly check your Lawrence e-mail account and access your Lawrentian portal to submit important forms such as selecting a room, meeting with an advisor, or submitting required health forms. All this information will be used when you arrive on campus. Additionally, we will continue to stay connected with you via your Lawrence e-mail and social media.

Be sure to complete the Interest in Deferral Options form so we can better assist you with gathering any required documents.

Things to consider about Deferring to Fall 2021

We will stay in touch and check back with you in January again to confirm your enrollment. Once you confirm you want to defer your enrollment to Fall 2021, we will work together to make sure you have proper documentation to successfully petition for a visa. Additionally, we will need to evaluate your new financial information and issue you a new scholarship and I-20 based on 2021 Cost of Attendance.

For more information, please contact:
Marcy O'Malley | Director of International Admissions
marcy.omalley@lawrence.edu | telephone: (01) 920-832-6778

Advice for making a college decision

Pick a place where you REALLY get to interact with various alumni and professors outside of class because these connections will go a long way. Professors at Lawrence always have your best interest at heart and do everything they can to help you.

Saahil Cuccria '19

Home country: India

Major: Psychology