Welcome to the Javelina Family!
We are delighted that you are joining the Javelina Nation! TAMUK is committed to your success as an active member of the international Javelina family. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to arrive early--at least ten days or two weeks before classes start. This will give you time to adjust from travel, become familiar with your new surroundings, and provide adequate time to make arrangements for banking and housing. Early arrival is also crucial for your timely participation in International Student Orientation.
Please explore and read the information accessible by clicking the blue buttons (on the right). These are quick link resources that include a flowchart that contains vital information that will assist you in understanding the processes before, during, and after you arrive.
International Student Orientation is where the Javelina tradition really starts! It is a vital step toward successful transition into your new “home away from home”! Orientation provides important information regarding your stay as a student, campus resources, and services in the community. A few of the topics discussed will be academic expectations, immigration regulations, programs, safety, and support services at TAMUK.
There are two mandatory sessions: (1) online pre-arrival orientation and (2) Face-to-Face (F2F) orientation. Registration for and completion of both of these sessions are mandatory for all international students.* Online orientation should be completed prior to your arrival into the United States. This will help you obtain your necessary credentials in a timely manner and avoid delays or penalties in registering for courses. All new international students must complete both sessions prior to beginning their first class session/semester.
F2F orientation schedule (Summer & Fall 2017):
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Place: Memorial Student Union Building (MSUB) Room 221
(First class day = Monday, June 5, 2017)
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Place: Memorial Student Union Building (MSUB) Ballroom
(First class day = Wednesday, August 23, 2017
*Undergraduate International Students should attend Hoggie Days orientation. To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions. In addition, undergraduate students must register for and complete the online pre-arrival orientation process as noted above. If you are a transfer student (from one U.S. institution into TAMUK), please register for Transfer Thursday, which may substitute for F2F international student orientation. If you do not attend Hoggie Days or Transfer Thursday, you must attend the F2F international student orientation held as shown above.
Graduate International Students are required to participate in the two-part orientation.
For I-20 or immigration related issues, please e-mail email@example.com.
When you are ready to proceed to instructions for Pre-Arrival online orientation, click the link below: