UT Tyler

Office of International Programs

Immigration, University & OIP Events Calendar

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Fall 2018 Selected Immigration & University Dates

Mandatory: Medical Hold Clearance  

Before Orientation

Start of Fall International Health Insurance Waiver  Application Period 

Monday, July 2

Earliest Date New F-1 Students May Enter U.S. 

Friday, July 27

TB Screening Clinic 

Monday, August 6 (1/8)
2 - 4:00pm
University Health Clinic
Tyler, TX


Tuesday, August 7 (2/8)
2 - 4:00pm
University Health Clinic
Tyler, TX


Wednesday, August 8 (3/8)
2 - 4:00pm
University Health Clinic
Tyler, TX


Thursday, August 9 (4/8)
2 - 4:00pm
University Health Clinic
Tyler, TX


Monday, August 13 (5/8)
2 - 4:00pm
University Health Clinic
Tyler, TX


Tuesday, August 14 (6/8)
2 - 4:00pm
University Health Clinic
Tyler, TX

UT Tyler HEC: New International Student Orientation 

Tuesday, August 14 
Houston Engineering Center
Houston, TX

TB Screening Clinic 

Wednesday, August 15 (7/8)
2 - 4:00pm
University Health Clinic
Tyler, TX


Thursday, August 16 (8/8)
2 - 4:00pm
University Health Clinic
Tyler, TX

Graduate School/International Orientation 

Tuesday, August 21

UT Tyler Main Campus: New International Student Orientation 

Thursday, August 23
9am - 2:30pm
University Center Ballroom, UT Tyler

Start of Fall Semester  

Monday, August 27

End of Fall International Health Insurance Waiver Application  Period 

Saturday, September 1

Campus Closed: Labor Day Holiday  

Monday, September 3

Census Day (Last Day for Schedule Changes) 

Monday, September 10

International Festival Week 

Monday, November 5 - Friday, November 9

International Education Week 

Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16

End of Fall Semester 

Saturday, December 15

University Commencement Ceremonies  

Friday, December 14 - Saturday, December 15

Campus Offices Closed: Winter Break Holiday 

Monday, December 24 - Monday, December 31

Spring 2019

Earliest Date of Entry for First-Time Students  

30 days before first day of classes

Campus offices closed - New Year’s Day

Monday, January 1

Required policy dates for medical insurance

January 1 - August 14

Waiver Period - Alternative Insurance Proof Submission Period to Apply for UT-SHIP Fee Waiver

Monday, November 20, 2017 -

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

New Student Immigration Check-in  

Upon arrival to campus

Mandatory Medical Clearance   

Before International Student Orientation

Mandatory International Student Orientation  

Wednesday, January 10

Tuition Payment Deadline  

Friday, January 12

Campus Offices Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 15

First Day of Classes

Tuesday, January 16

Census Day 

Monday, January 29

Earliest Day to Apply for OPT

Tuesday, February 6

Spring Break for Faculty and Students 

Monday, March 12 - Saturday, March 17

Spring Break for Campus Staff (Offices Closed)

Thursday, March 15 - Friday, March 16

Study Day

Monday, April 30

Final Exams

Monday, April 30 - Saturday, May 5

Graduation Ceremonies

Friday, May 4 - Saturday, May 5

Official End of Semester  

Saturday, May 5

Earliest OPT Start Date  

Sunday, May 6

Latest Date to Apply for OPT/Latest OPT Start Date

Tuesday, July 3

Fall 2018 OIP Events

Please check back after August 27.

UT Tyler