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In our commitment to provide effective and accessible programs and services to all our constituents, we ask that you inform our office at the time of registering for orientation if you will need special accommodations at

Spring 2015 Orientation starts on Monday, January 5, 2015

Arrange your plane tickets accordingly!

Suggested Arrival Dates:
Sunday, January 4 or Monday, January 5

If you arrive too early, our services may be limited. We suggest you to arrive on those days.

Check-in & Immigration Basics Days:
Monday, January 5 & Tuesday, January 6

What is Immigration Basics?

Immigration Basics is mandatory for all international students in F or J status. You are REQUIRED to attend an Immigration Basics Session. Several sessions are scheduled on Mon & Tue, January 5 & 6 and please make sure to attend one session. You will not be able to register for classes until you complete an immigration basics session. You should attend an immigration session as the first thing to do after your arrival. Please bring your passport, visa, I-20 or DS-2019, I-94 (if you entered the U.S. before May 2013), and your admissions letter for the session. After each Immigration Basics, you are required to go visit the Health Center to take the TB test. Please understand this is a requirement by the Arkansas State.

Orientation Welcome Day: Wednesday, January 7

During orientation, we will provide you information regarding resources on- and off-campus, help you meet staff and other students who are here to assist you in your transition to the University of Arkansas. Please note that all international students are charged an orientation fee as part of their University of Arkansas enrollment for the first semester.

Transportation from the Airport:

The best way would be using Jim's Shuttle. They offer a special rate for students who make reservation through ISS. Have your flight information ready and you MUST sign up on the request form (the online form will be provided soon) 72hours in advance. Arrival Coordinator ( will make a reservation for you and you can pay with cash or credit card at the airport.

Temporary Housing:

The information will be provided on your Welcome Message with the special code information. First-come, first-served.

Videos about Fayetteville & Campus Community

Check out the latest video about the University of Arkansas! Excited yet... We look forward to seeing you at International Orientation!

Videos from Current International Students

International Student Organization | International Carnival

Welcome Message

Arrival Video

Student Life Video

Academics Video

 Updated on October 1, 2014