Orientation is a key part of a student's success, especially international students who are being introduced to many things for the very first time. The Texas State International Office wants to equip you with the information that you need to succeed at Texas State about everything from Immigration requirements to knowing where the local grocery store is.
August 19-20th 2013
It is imperative that you arrive at the Thornton International House (click here for a map) no later than 10:00 am on Monday, August 19th, 2013.
Monday, August 19th - Day 1 of International Orientation:
An International Orientation Helper will escort you to your Mandatory Document Check-In where breakfast and lunch will be provided for you. We will ask apartment representatives and locators to come during lunch to assist any students who do not yet have housing assignments (we recommend you try to make housing arrangements before you arrive.) During this time Exchange Students will meet with the Study Abroad office for an official Welcome.
Tuesday, August 20th- Day 2 of International Orientation
You will recieve information on employment options, transportation, campus and city resources and meet staff from university offices whom you will need to know. We will provide you with sessions that will cover the most important information for new international students so it is important for you to attend Day 1 and 2 of orientation.
Fun & Outings: Throughout your first week we will have optional fun outings and activities,shopping trips, campus and city tours, and Q & A time. We will also have International Student Ambassadors who will be able to help you along the way.
August 21st NSO for Undergrads: Undergraduates will go to New Student Orientation (NSO), hosted by Undergraduate Admissions and mandatory for all Undergraduates except for study abroad/exchange students. There you will meet with advisors and register for classes as well as get an overview of the university's resources.
Graduate Students: Be sure to review the graduate student orientation located on the Graduate College website, and make an appointment with an academic advisor in your department to register for classes.
Housing information and options during orientation can be found at
If you will be attending Texas State in the Summer, we will be having a separate Summer Orientation for you. For those who attend Summer I, we will have a day of orientation on May 29th, for those coming for their first session in Summer II, we will have a day of orientaition on July 2nd. Please see below to sign up for the date that corresponds to your first Summer Session.
Summer I (May 29th) OR Summer II (July 2nd)