Principia College Class of


Senior Profiles

Congratulations to the international graduates of 2022 and all the best in your next adventures! In and beyond the classroom, you have made Principia better. You have enriched our community with your wisdom, questions, and leadership. We are better for your friendship, for the light moments, and for the deep conversations. They don’t end here. This is not goodbye. You will always be valued members of the Principia community!

International Graduands Evening 2022

Join us as we celebrate international seniors as they graduate and share reflections of their time at Principia.
Every year, Principia College receives and graduates amazing students from all over the world. They are thinkers, doers, makers, creators, movers, and shakers, and it is our mission to see their potential realized and their gifts continue to bless and uplift the world!

Frequently Asked Questions

For your family and friends to attend graduation from outside the U.S., they will typically need to obtain a visitor visa. For the visa application process, they will need to bring to their visa interview a letter from Principia College. Please contact Roseborn to request the embassy letter.
Yes, the links to various commencement activities can be found here.
Yes, but please be advised that on-campus accommodation is limited.Learn more.
Commencement activities begin on Thursday, May 12, with the International Graduands Evening leading up to the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14. The full schedule of activities can be found here.

What is OPT?

OPT means Optional Practical Training, this is an employment benefit for F1 visa students. This is used after graduation for a year. For STEM majors OPT extension is two years. Application for OPT should be completed 90 days before graduation and you must be in the country. You don’t need to have a job when you apply, but after finishing the program of study there is a 90 days unemployment period for you to find employment in your studied major. The application is online on the USCIS account and you need;
  • I-94
  • Passport page
  • Visa page
  • Passport photo
  • CPT Printout
  • I-20 – signatures less than 30 days old
With OPT there is no need for employer sponsorship and there is no limit on working hours. The work has to be related to your studied major. After OPT you can either go to grad school or apply for a work visa or other alternative plans during your 60 days grace period or you compromise your visa status. If you are planning to travel during your OPT or whilst your OPT is pending contact ISPaSO.