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International Student Orientation

International Student & 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 oriented to The University of Texas at Austin, the City of Austin, the State of Texas and the United States.

International Student Orientation is in addition to the Freshman Orientation or Transfer Orientation which is required for all undergraduate student and Graduate Student Orientation required for all graduate students. It contains separate and unique content not available as a part of other orientations.

Fall 2021

This Fall, all welcome events and orientation programs will be offered in a hybrid mode with some online components throughout the summer and in-person events taking place on campus prior to the start of the semester.

International Student Orientation Modules

Prepare for life at UT Austin with our International Student Orientation Modules on CANVAS. The modules will become available to all newly admitted students in early June. These videos are designed to help you prepare for your arrival, learn about topics such as cultural adjustment, expectations of the U.S. classroom, healthcare in the U.S. and much more.

Orientation Modules


International Student Orientation Day One
Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

Join International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff and fellow international students for a formal welcome to UT Austin! This will be a one hour virtual session, followed by several optional in-person events. 

Register for International Student Welcome


International Student Orientation Day Two
Monday, Aug. 16, 2021

Attend “Mentor Meetings,” and hear from current UT students on a variety of topics to help you adjust to campus as a new Longhorn. Topics will include: transportation, housing, academics and student jobs and more. All sessions will be virtual. You may attend all sessions that interest you. 

Register for Mentor Meetings

Welcome Events

Get to know Austin, UT Austin campus and your new classmates during our Welcome Events. All events will take place during two weeks prior to the start of classes.

Campus Scavenger Hunts, Aug. 13-Aug. 15
Field Day, Aug. 21
Bring Your Own Blanket Talent Show, Aug. 28
Austin and Campus Tours, Aug 13-24
Shopping Tours, August 13-24

Learn More About and Register for Welcome Events