All new international students are required to attend a 2-day orientation program before registering for classes. The first day of orientation is the Global Orientation program that covers topics such as cultural adjustment, immigration requirements, health and well-being, and document review. The second day of orientation, you will join domestic students in either the New Student Orientation program (freshmen) or Transfer Student Orientation program (transfers). Both days of orientation are mandatory and you must attend all sessions in order to register for classes.
Download the Orientation App
Sign up for your 2-day orientation session on January 9 and 13 in the Next Steps Center.
Sign up for your 2-day orientation session on January 9-10 in the Next Steps Center.
We will automatically register you for the 2-day orientation session on January 9-10 when we issue your I-20.
If you previously attended orientation at the University of Arizona, you are not required to register and attend again. Complete the following items online and schedule an appointment with an international student advisor to complete your check-in no later than Wednesday, January 22 at 9:00 am.
Guests are welcome to attend Global Orientation sessions with students. On the second day of orientation, guests can follow a schedule designed just for family and supporters. You can find a sample schedule on the New Student Orientation page. If you will be bringing a guest(s) to day 2 of orientation, email Lara Pfaff. There is an $85 per person charge for guests to attend orientation. This charge helps us to cover the associated costs of managing orientation, including materials, meals and student staff. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide translators for either day.
Document Review & New Student Information E-Forms
After you enter the U.S., submit copies of your immigration documents (I-20/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.
If you submit your documents by January 7 and the e-form is approved, you will be exempted from attending the Document Review session during orientation.
New Student Information E-Forms
After attending Global Orientation, you must submit the New Student Information e-forms. The e-forms are due at the end of the second day of orientation. If you do not complete the e-forms, a hold will be placed on your account preventing registration changes.