New International Student Orientation

All new international students must check-in with the Office of International Programs no later than the first week of classes.

Immigration regulations require that the Office of International Programs has your current local address, telephone number and photocopies of immigration documentation. Transfer students have only 15 days from the first day of class to submit their documents or they will be considered out of status.

All international students must attend the New International Student Orientation that precedes the New Undergraduate Student Orientation program during the fall and spring terms (see schedule below). Students can learn valuable information, ask questions and meet other students.
The orientation sessions provide information on:
  • Immigration Rights and Responsibilities
  • Health and Wellness
  • Cultural Issues and Life at UT
  • Academic Center for Excellence and Campus Life
  • Getting Involved on Campus
  • Survival Skills
  • College Policies
  • Safety and Responsibility
Please fill out the appropriate arrival form and return it to the Office of International Programs so we know when to expect you.
 
Transportation from airport: Free Airport Pick Up in Tampa is available through UT Friends of Internationals and must be requested at least two weeks prior to arrival. If you prefer to arrange for your transportation upon arrival, a shuttle service and taxis are available at all area airports in the baggage claim area.  For current costs and transportation options at Tampa International Airport, visit the Tampa International Airport's Ground Transportation Web page.

New International Student Orientation Schedule

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!
 FALL 2014  Fall Arrival Form (PDF)  

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

International Student Check-In (mandatory)

Bring passports and all immigration documents. Residents may move into campus housing after check-in.

(Crescent Room, Vaughn Center, 9th Floor)

*Attendance is mandatory for all incoming international students with an F-1 visa. Students may come anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Plan to spend 30 - 60 minutes on check-in.

1 - 2 p.m. New student arrival activities including:
-Campus Tour (30 minutes)
-Dickey Health and Wellness Center (meningitis vaccination)
-UT Bookstore
-Spartan Card
-McNiff Center Membership Sign-up and Tours
-Library Orientation
2 - 4 p.m. Shopping trip to Target (Meet in Crescent Room, Vaughn Center, 9th Floor)
5 - 7 p.m. Welcome Reception - Pizza Party hosted by the Office of International Programs and various student organizations
(Crescent Room, Vaughn Center, 9th Floor)
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

International Student Orientation (mandatory)

(Crescent Room, Vaughn Center, 9th Floor)

1 - 2 p.m. Lunch
(Crescent Room, Vaughn Center, 9th Floor - Sponsored by Bank of America)

2 - 4:30 p.m.

Late check-in for international students
(Crescent Room, Vaughn Center, 9th Floor)

 
SPRING 2015   Spring Arrival Form (PDF) 

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

International Student Check-In (mandatory) 

Bring passports and all immigration documents. Residents may move into campus housing after check-in.

*Attendance is mandatory for all incoming international students with an F-1 visa. Students may come anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Plan to spend 30 - 60 minutes on check-in.

 2 - 4 p.m.

 Shopping trip to Target

  5 - 7 p.m.    

Welcome Reception - Pizza Party hosted by the Office of International Programs and various student organizations

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

International Student Orientation (mandatory) 
(Crescent Room, Vaughn Center 9th Floor)

Lunch
(Crescent Room, Vaughn Center 9th Floor - Sponsored by Bank of America)

2 - 4:30 p.m.

Late check-in for International Students

(Crescent Room, Vaughn Center 9th Floor)