UT Tyler

International Student, Scholar & Faculty Services

Fall 2018 New International Student Orientation

Pre-U.S. Arrival Checklist

Post-U.S. Arrival Checklist

  • Attend Orientation
  • Attend Immigration/SEVIS Registration Check-In
  • Obtain final, i.e., "Continued Attendance," I-20 (necessary to work, apply for driver's license, etc.)

 August 23, 2018

 
Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 New International Student Orientaton, which will be held on August 23, 2018 on the UT Tyler campus.

Orientation is mandatory for F-1 and J-1 students enrolling at UT Tyler for the first time, including transfer students. HEC students are not required to attend this orientation. 

Once finalized, precise time and location information will be sent through Student Life and Leadership's orientation@uttyler.edu email account. To ensure you receive this and related emails from ISSFS after you have been admitted:

  • "Whitelist" this and the issfs@uttyler.edu address now: add it to your email account's list of approved senders.
  • Check your junk folder(s) periodically for any updates your email provider might have mistakenly filtered. 

Use the checklist to the right to aid in your pre-departure preparations. Be sure to review UT Tyler's rules on tuberculosis screening and take proper action if needed so that you are not denied entry to the Orientation event on August 23.

Post-Orientation Immigration Check-In

All new UT Tyler international students must check in with their international advisor with their original immigration documents following Orientation. 

Bring the following original documents and information to check-in:

  • New U.S. address and phone number
  • Original passport*
  • Current visa
  • Signed "Initial Attendance" or "Transfer-Pending" UT Tyler I-20
  • I-94 

*If your I-94 is attached to a different passport, bring both your current and I-94-containing passport.

Transfer students who have not yet obtained a UT Tyler I-20 must also bring to Check-In any of the following documents that remain unsubmitted in order to complete the transfer process: 

UT Tyler