Admitted Undergraduates: Spring Orientation

Register for Orientation

International Student Orientation is a mandatory 3-day program for all new Fall 2018 international admits. Orientation for all students begins Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  

Each day is mandatory, and you will not be permitted to register for classes if you do not attend.

Register for International Student Orientation through the Next Steps Center.

The cost for orientation is included in the $395 Enrollment Fee.

Orientation Housing

Sign up for temporary orientation housing when you register for International Student Orientation through the Next Steps Center if you need a place to stay during orientation. Temporary orientation housing is located in the Manzanita-Mohave (“Manzi-Mo”) residence hall, and is available August 4-9.

Roommates (2 per room) will be assigned by Residence Life staff. Sheets, one blanket, one pillow, two towels, and one washcloth to use during your stay will be provided upon check-in. There are separate community bathrooms for men and women.

The cost for temporary housing is $40/night. The charge will be posted directly to your UAccess Student account after orientation.

If you have a permanent assignment in the residence halls for a semester or year, you will be able to move into your new room on Thursday, August 9, 2017.  You will be assessed an early check-in fee of $50/night to use this service.

What to Bring

Immigration Documents

You must present your original immigration documents (I-20/DS-2019 and passport) at the Document Review session at orientation (see Document Review below for more information).


If you have college-level math or English composition credits:

  • Attend the Math Placement and/or Writing Placement advising session at orientation.

  • If your English composition credits are from a college or university in the U.S., bring your unofficial transcript and copies of the course syllabus(es).

  • If your math credits are from a school in the U.S., bring your unofficial transcript and submit the Math Transfer Credit Approval Form.  

  • If your math credits are from a school outside the U.S., bring official course catalog descriptions in English. These need to have a stamp or something official from the transfer institution. 


There is no dress code for orientation. Because there is a lot of walking, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes. 

Protect yourself in the Sonoran Desert heat – wear sunscreen, drink lots of water and avoid being outside during the hottest points of the day.

Submit the Document Review E-Forms

In preparation for orientation, upload the following documents to the Document Review e-forms in UA International (located under Orientation on the menu):

  • Page one of your signed I-20/DS-2019

  • Visa (if applicable)

  • I-94 or port of entry stamp

If you will arrive to the U.S. by Sunday, August 5, submit the required Document Review e-forms to have your documents reviewed early. If there are no problems, we will send you an approval email to exempt you from attending the Document Review session at International Student Orientation.

If you do not submit the e-forms by August 5, or you do not receive the approval email, you are required to attend the Document Review session at orientation