All new exchange students are required to attend the 1-day Global Orientation before registering for classes. The program covers topics such as cultural adjustment, immigration requirements, health and well-being and document review.
Sign up for your orientation session in the Next Steps Center.
If you are arriving late and will miss the orientation program, submit the Late Arrival request e-form in UA International and wait for approval. If approved, you will receive instructions on how to check-in. The latest date you can check-in is September 1 at 9:00 am. If you cannot arrive by that time, contact your Arizona Study Abroad Coordinator to let them know.
After you enter the U.S., submit copies of your immigration documents (DS-2019, visa, and I-94 or port of entry stamp) in the Document Review e-form. An international student advisor will review your documents to confirm you entered the U.S. in the correct immigration status.
New Student Information E-Forms
After attending Global Orientation, you must submit the New Student Information e-forms. The e-forms are due the day after orientation. If you do not complete the e-forms, a hold will be placed on your account preventing registration changes.
All new international graduate and professional students have to complete the 4 online check-in requirements. A hold will block class registration until you have completed requirements. The deadline to complete all requirements is September 7, 2020 at 9:00 am.
The hold will be removed within 2 business days of completing these items:
Cultural Adjustment tutorial
New Student Information e-forms in UA International
Document Review e-forms in UA International (cannot be completed until after you have entered the United States)
Apply for Your CatCard
After you have completed your orientation and check-in requirements and registered for at least one unit, you are eligible to apply for your student ID, or Catcard. To obtain your CatCard you must visit the CatCard Office located in the Student Union. Please be prepared with the following:
A government or state issued photograph identification such as a driver's license, state identification card, or passport
A completed and signed CatCard Terms and Conditions Form
When you apply for your CatCard, you will need to provide your 8-digit student ID number to verify your status at the university. This number will not appear on the face of your CatCard, but it will be encoded electronically on your card, to be used for necessary university internal purposes only. The number will not be provided to outside entities without your prior consent.