All new freshmen and transfer students enrolling on the Main Campus (in-person or remotely) are required to attend a 2-day virtual orientation program before registering for classes.
Sign up for a virtual orientation session in the Next Steps Center:
After registering for orientation, follow the steps below to complete your orientation and check-in.
6 days before your orientation session, you can complete your Digital Orientation Tile through the Next Steps Center to kick-start your Digital Orientation. Here you will begin with your orientation basics that will prepare you for the rest of your orientation experience.
IMPORTANT Make sure you have completed the math and writing placement tiles in the Next Steps Center, otherwise you may not be able to enroll in writing or math courses during your first semester.
Navigate through your Academic College D2L Course. This academic course will walk you through everything that you need to know about your academic college and your program of study. The deadline to complete the D2L course is 10:00 am (Arizona time) on day 2 of orientation.
One day 1 of orientation, attend the International Student Presentation at 9:00 am (Arizona time) and International Student Chat at 3:00 pm (Arizona time). You will receive a link for the Zoom in your email a few days before orientation. ISS will also be available for advising from 10:00-11:00 am and 4:00-5:00 pm (Arizona time) for new students with questions.
If you have completed the Digital Orientation tile and D2L course, then you will be able to meet with your academic advisor. This is the chance to meet with your academic advisor to register and discuss fall courses.
Check out the many Virtual Sessions that are offered. Whether it's before, on or after your orientation day, explore our Virtual Information Sessions and Virtual Content to ensure that you get all of your questions answered.
Complete the Document Review e-form by September 8. The purpose of the e-form is to confirm your current location outside the U.S. and tell us when you will come to Tucson so we can take appropriate action on your I-20 (if applicable):
If you plan to come to Tucson in Spring 2021, your I-20 will be automatically updated to Spring 2021. It will be sent to your University of Arizona email.
If you plan to come to Tucson after Spring 2021, your I-20 will be cancelled, and you must submit the New I-20 Request e-form to reapply for a new I-20 to come for a future semester.
If you completed a SEVIS transfer and are enrolling on Main Campus, we can register your current I-20 record in SEVIS for the Fall 2020 semester. You must complete the New Student Information e-forms, Immigration Tutorial and Cultural Adjustment Tutorial by September 8.
If you didn't receive a Fall 2020 I-20, submit the New I-20 Request e-form to reapply for a new I-20 to come for a future semester.
IMPORTANTWithout the e-form, we cannot appropriately code you in UAccess as being outside the United States, and you may be charged the International Student Fee ($200) and Student Health Insurance Plan ($1,030).