New Student & Scholar Resources

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Your journey to UT Austin begins long before your first day of classes. This list will help you prioritize your tasks and prepare to travel and study in the United States.

International Student Orientation

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) organizes orientation and welcome events for incoming international students every spring and fall semester. These events provide an opportunity for students to meet their future classmates and get acquainted with UT, the city of Austin, the state of Texas, and the United States.

New Student Handbook

The New Student Handbook provides helpful information for new students about getting started in Austin and on the UT Campus.

New Student Check- in:

All new UT international students must complete the Check-In process in myIO before registering for classes.

Living in Austin

Find practical information about making yourself at home in Austin. Learn how to apply for a social security number, obtain a Texas driver’s license or ID, secure housing, and get around the city.