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Check-In & Resource Fair

Early Check-In:

If you are in the U.S. before January 11th sign up for a check-in session at the International Office.

All international students are required to attend a check-in session with the International Office in order to submit immigration documents, failure to do so will jeopardize your F-1 status.

*F-1 transfer students are also required to check in with the International office within 15 days of the program start date on the I-20. Failure to do so will jeopardize your F-1 status*

Bring the following documents:

1. Passport

2. Visa

3. I-94 (access here) - bring a printed copy, you will have access to I-94 after you cross the US border.

4. Signed I-20 - be sure to sign and date your original I-20

Select one of the dates on our appointment calendar. Each day has limited space.

  • Thursday, January 5       | 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • Friday, January 6            | 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • Monday, January 9         | 2:00PM-4:00PM

The final check-in session will take place immediately proceeding the Student Resource Fair on the 11th floor of the JCK building (click here for JCK map):

  • Wednesday, January 11  | 9:00AM-10:00AM

Please remember, student are required to attend a mandatory check-in session. However, if you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from attending, please contact us immediately so that we can arrange to receive your immigration documents. Email us at

Review our Pre-Arrival Handbook for New Students

Watch our ZOOM Pre-Arrival Videos before attending  a check in on TRACS.

Join us for our Zoom information video web sessions (Check your emails for invite key).

International Student Resource Fair Schedule

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: JC Kellam (JCK) Reed Parr Room 11th floor

The Fair begins promptly at 10:00AM please plan to arrive on time.

(click here for JCK map & driving directions)

Register for Spring 2017 Resource Fair, by clicking on the "Register" button below.

We will provide complimentary breakfast and snacks.
Attending this fair is a contributing factor to your success at Texas State.
You will:

  • Meet your immigration advisers and the International Office staff
  • Gain knowledge of Texas State's student support services and academic life
  • Learn about: university resources, city of San Marcos resources, transportation, employment opportunities, and more
  • Gain a better understanding of F-1 regulations, & personal, legal and financial responsibilities of attending college
  • Gain a better understanding of health insurance requirements
  • Reduce anxiety about the transition to U.S. university life, by getting to know your new home
  • Meet many new friends :)


Undergraduate Students: must attend New Student Orientation (NSO) for Undergraduate students hosted by Undergraduate Admissions. This orientation is mandatory for all Undergraduates (except for study abroad-exchange students).  At NSO you will meet with advisors, register for classes and get an overview of the university's resources for first time students. 

Graduate Students: Review the Graduate Student Orientation and make an appointment with an academic advisor in your department to register for classes. Some departments offer email advising appointments, check with your graduate advisor.