As an F-1 Student you must do an International Office Document Check-In or a hold will be placed on your record and you may fall out of F-1 visa status. You are required to report to the International Office within 15 days of the program start date on your I-20.
We have scheduled a time for you to turn in your immigration documents at International Orientation. Be sure that the International Office receives your documents and has copied made at that time. If you cannot make it to orientation, you MUST contact our office to check-in as soon as you arrive in the U.S. Call our office at 512-245-7966 to make an appointment or come by the office.
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.
Join us at the International Welcome Social, an event held every semester, in honor of our new international students. Enjoy refreshments, international games, special performances, and more. This event is free of charge and open to the Texas State University community. So, bring a friend!
|New International Student Welcome Social||Friday, January 17th, 2013||3pm-5pm||LBJ Ballroom|
We at the International Office are eagerly awaiting you arrival at Texas State. We want to be of assistance to you so please let us know if you have any questions about orientation or immigration information or if you will not be able to arrive by the dates of orientation. You may email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We we have created "The Next Steps after Applying page" to walk you through the entire process of what to do as an incoming F-1 student and you will find answers to many of your questions there.
It is imperative that you arrive at the LBJ Student Center (click here for a map) no later than 9:00 am International Orientation
Tuesday, January 7th: International Orientation
As you arrive at the entrance of the LBJ Student Center, you will be greeted by an International Orientation Ambassador (OA) will escort you to your Mandatory Document Check-In where breakfast and lunch will be provided for you. You will submit your passport, visa, I-94 and I-20 to an International Office staff person who will make copies of your documents and return them to you. At orientation, you will recieve information on employment options, transportation, campus and city resources and you will meet staff from a few 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.
January 3rd, optional early arrival - Housing & Banking arrangements: On Friday, January 3rd, will have optional activities such as shopping trips, campus and city tours, and Q & A time. We will also have International Orientation Ambassadors and Housing Locators from the community who will be able to help you along the way and can help you make banking and housing arrangements. We recommend you get a head start on looking for housing, by reading the information on the Next Steps page.
NSO for Undergrads: Undergraduates must attend another mandatory orientation called 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.