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International Orientation

Fall 2014 International Student Orientation

Please check this page frequently for updates to orientation schedule
*A detailed schedule of orientation events will be e-mailed to you at the beginning of August 2014.

Arrive by:  Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Contact the Int'l Students Office with arrival plans
  • Pick Up Service can be arranged with advance notice if provided no later than Aug. 11th 
  • Flight information is required to schedule pick up service
  • To provide notice please email galvarado@wtamu.edu

Residence Halls Open:  Monday, August 18, 2014

  • Student must have applied for and received residential assignment prior to check in
    • Apply for Residential Living 
      Full-time students who are under 21 years of age and who have accrued fewer than 60 post high school credits hours are required to live in University housing.
  • Students who arrive prior to August 18th may seek temporary arrangements at a local hotel

Report to the International Student Office on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9 a.m.
Location:  Old Student Union Building (Old SUB), Room 107B, 
Please bring the following: 

  • Passport
  • I-20 form
  • Any outstanding items listed on admission letter
  • Emergancy contact information is needed upon check in at the Int'l Office.  This includes:  (Name, address, phone number, email) of the person we need to contact in case of medical emergancy in your home country AND in the U.S. if there is one.  You will be asked to complete an emergancy form at check in.  Please be ready with this information. 

Testing, Advising and Registration: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Testing (freshmen and transfers); unless TSI exempt
  • Meet with academic advisors for schedule of classes
  • Registration

New Student Orientation: August 20th (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

Buff Branding: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (Evening)

  • Designed to help new students meet others and learn about our campus culture, Buff Branding will have you involved in WT traditions, serving the community and learning what to expect and what is expected from everyone in the Buff family.

*Detailed schedule of Buff Branding activities

Special Interest Sessions: Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Immigration
  • Healthcare and Medical Insurance
  • Social Security, Texas Identification and Texas Driver's LIcense
  • Employment and Internships
  • Buff Portal System (Registration)
*Detailed Schedule

Classes Begin:  Monday, August 25th

Please Note:  Proof of a bacterial meningitis immiunization is required prior to checking into the residence halls.  Students who have recently taken the vaccination must have taken it at least 10 days prior to their desired move in date.  For information about this requirement, please visit the information page "Bacterial Meningitis Information."

Please contact Kristine Combs at
kcombs@wtamu.edu or Giselle Alvarado at galvarado@wtamu.edu for arrival information