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International Student Immigration Check-in, Residence Hall Move-in and Orientation

All NEW F-1 international students must complete the international student immigration check-in process virtually with the Office of International Programs. Instructions for completing the immigration check-in are shown below, but will also be sent to your Spartan email and are available in the ISSS portal app in MyUtampa.

  • Students are expected to arrive no later than Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2024, in order to be present for the New International Student Orientation sessions starting the following day.
  • The final deadline to complete the immigration check-in is no later than the first day of classes at UT. The first day of classes for Fall 2024 is Monday, Aug. 26, 2024.

If you are not able to complete the immigration check-in by the first day of classes, please contact your admissions counselor and You may instead need to consider deferring your admission start date to a later semester.

International Student Immigration Check-in is required for all F-1 students with a Form I-20 with a program start date of Fall 2024 and one of the following issue reasons:

  • Initial attendance
  • Transfer pending
  • Change of education level
  • Students returning from a leave of absence who had their previous “continued attendance” SEVIS record re-activated

International Student Immigration check-in process:

  1. Complete and submit the New International Student Check-In Request, available in the Request and Document Center of your ISSS Portal app in MyUTampa. You may begin this anytime but will not be able to submit it until after you have been issued the UT I-20 and you have arrived in the U.S.
    New International Check-In Instructions

  2. After you complete check-in, your international student advisor will register your SEVIS record as active and issue you a new I-20 with the issue reason "continued attendance." You will be contacted when this is issued; allow up to four weeks for processing time. Students who have an on-campus job offer or need to get a driver’s license will be prioritized.

Fall 2024