International Student Orientation

International Student orientation will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM in the Foy Ballroom. Orientation for exchange students and late arriving students will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM in the Foy Ballroom.

Check-in begins no more than 30 days before the start date on your I-20/DS-2019. You must notify the signer of your I-20/DS-2019 by e-mailing if you will be arriving late. Classes begin Monday, August 18, 2014.


  • At orientation you will receive valuable information about maintaining your F-1/J-1 status, health insurance, driver’s licenses and many other important details. Students on an assistantship will learn how to apply for a Social Security Card and how to fill out the required employment authorization paperwork.
  • All new and transfer international students must bring their I-20/DS-2019, passport, visa and any other immigration documents to check-in at 228 Foy Hall between the first day of arrival and the first day of class.
  • Full-time enrollment for graduate students equals at least 9 credit hours and 12 credit hours for undergraduate students. Registering for credit hours that are considered less than full-time requires written permission prior to registration or when dropping courses below full-time. Please check with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for further information.

Last Updated: February 19, 2014