Greetings and Welcome to Sofia University
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Sofia University. My name is Rosalie Cook, and I am the Sofia University Director of Student Services. As you embark on this new journey, we would like to provide you with necessary guidance to prepare for your orientation. The first part of your journey as an incoming student is to attend an orientation on campus. This step allows you to meet your new community of peers, instructors and staff to help make your time here more successful.
Take a look at our new student orientation earlier this year!
About Orientation - What to Do Before You Arrive
- Getting to Campus - Ride Sharing and Accommodations: You will receive a list of hotels/motels near Sofia University campus if you have not already made arrangements with friends and family. Need a ride? There are several services that offer ridesharing that can be found on the internet. Zimride is a Social network of drivers. You can put in a destination request online and if a Zimride driver is in the area you will be notified. Best results when you make a request in advance. Average cost for local trips is $25 one way. Of course local bus transportation is also available as well as other methods of arrival like Lyft, Uber and Taxi.
- Registration: Please Click Here to select your courses and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to register you. Please include your full name and program so that he can best assist you.
- Tuition: After you register for your classes, you will be taken to the Business Office section on the Student Portal to pay your tuition.
- Vaccination: Under the immigration laws of the United States, a foreign national who applies for an immigrant visa abroad, or who seeks to adjust status to a permanent resident while in the United States, is required to receive
vaccinations to prevent the following diseases:
- Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
- Haemophilus influenza type B
- Hepatitis B
- Any other vaccine - preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices
Health Insurance : It is highly recommended that you have an active student health insurance throughout your studies in the US. Due to the high cost of health care in the United States, going without health insurance can be detrimental to a student if they f all ill or if they are injured in an accident. The resources listed below are not endorsed or recommended by the university but are provided as a resource only. Because every student has their own unique set of health needs and financial requirements, it is recommended that students do a search on - line for insurance companies who best meet their needs. For US students, please register with Cover California. If you do not have health insurance, here are some suggested insurance companies that may be of interest:
- International Students: International Student Protection (1 - 877 - 738 - 5787) www.intlstudentprotection.com
- International Student Insurance offers a range of competitive and comprehensive insurance options for international students, along with excellent resources for both school and students: https://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com
Student ID card: When you’re on campus, go to the Sofia Library Resource Center desk in building 1069. It will require a few short minutes of your time to take your photo and walk away with your card. Or you can email your Student I.D. card request to email@example.com and attach a picture (jpg file) and then pick up your printed card at the Library Resource desk.Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you have additional logistical questions.
Rosalie T. Cook
Director of Student Services