Exchange: Orientation

Register for Orientation

International Student Orientation is a mandatory program for all new exchange students attending the UA in Fall 2018.  Orientation for all students begins Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:30 am in the North Ballroom of the Student Union.

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

Undergraduate Exchange Students: Register for International Student Orientation through the Next Steps Center.

Graduate Exchange Students: Register for International Student Orientation.

The cost for orientation is $125 for undergraduate exchange students and $75 for graduate exchange students. The fee will be posted directly to your UAccess account after the semester begins.

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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 $50/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.

If your permanent housing assignment La Aldea, go to the Reslife website to find out the earliest date you can check in.


What to Bring

Immigration Documents

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


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 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