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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 international student portal in MyUtampa.

  • Students are expected to arrive no later than Wednesday, Aug. 24, in order to be present for the New International Student orientation on the following date.

  • The final deadline to arrive and complete the immigration check-in is no later than the first day of classes at UT. The first day of classes for Fall 2022 is Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

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

International Student Immigration Check-in is required for all students with a Form I-20 with a program start date of Fall 2022 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 the New International Student Online Check-in through your MyUTampa-Terra Dotta for International Students and Scholars account. 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 2022