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International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory and provides a variety of information regarding life at UALR, campus services for students, academic policies, the U.S. educational system, American culture, health and nutrition concerns, and immigration regulations. Students will also learn more about the Office of International Student Services and the support and retention activities it offers to the community.

Fall 2015 International Student Orientation

Orientation for the Fall 2015 semester is August 11-12! View the full schedule, and get started on your pre-semester checklist.

Mandatory Immigration Reporting

During the mandatory international student orientation prior to the start of each semester, all new F-1 and J-1 international students and visiting scholars are required to report to International Student Services. An Immigration Reporting hold will be placed on each new and transfer F-1 and J-1 student that will be removed after completion of orientation. To report bring the following to orientation.

  • Passport
  • Form I-20 or DS-2019
  • Above documents for all dependents

Before the second day of orientation, you must update your physical local address in BOSS. Learn how to use BOSS.

Your reporting requirement will be complete once you have registered for a full course load for the upcoming semester.

All  students who successfully report to ISS will be registered as ACTIVE in SEVIS within 30 days of your program start date.

Register for Orientation

Orientation Registration

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming international students. If you have decided to join us at UALR, please register for orientation.
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  • International student orientation is not required for language students. Contact the Intensive English Language Program for reporting requirements.
    This listserve can be used to connect with other international students to find a roommate, buy/sell cars and furniture, or invite to upcoming activities. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time.
  • Submit your questions and we will get in touch with you.