All new international students must check-in with the Office of International Programs no later than the first week of classes. Each student should fill out an Attendance Confirmation form and submit it to as soon as possible.

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
    • This session will help students understand the responsibilities of maintaining F-1 status.
  • Academic Policies, Success and Integrity
    • With separate break-out sessions for undergraduate and graduate students, this session will explain college academic policies, the Academic Success Center and academic integrity.

Please fill out the appropriate attendance confirmation 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
We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!
Spring 2020   

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020                                   
 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


NEW International Student Check-In (mandatory)  
(Vaughn Center, 9th Floor, Crescent Room)

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 3 p.m. Plan to spend 30 to 60 minutes on check-in.

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


12 - 1 p.m.

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


International Spartan Student Welcome Luau and Carnival. Light lunch provided.
(Plant Hall Music Room)


(Vaughn Center Dining Room)

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  

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