Intercultural Programs

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation provides valuable information to ease your transition to UT Dallas. During Orientation you can discover campus resources, fulfill your International Student Orientation requirement, and answer questions about registering for classes.

  • Review the checklist of important assignments to complete, as you prepare to register for classes.
  • For questions about International Student Orientation or the items on the checklist, email

Fall 2015 Orientation

If you need to schedule an alternative option for orientation, email to arrange.  Note that your orientation hold will not be removed until you fully complete the International Student Orientation requirement.

F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders

International Student Orientation is mandatory for F-1 and J-1 visa holders enrolling at UT Dallas for the first time. It is also required of students changing their visa status to F-1. Once you complete International Student Orientation, your orientation registration hold will be removed.

F-1 and J-1 Undergraduate Freshmen

Freshmen (first-time undergraduate students) will attend  Freshman Orientation at UT Dallas.  At Freshman Orientation, you are required to attend an hour-long, special for international students, after which your International Student Orientation hold will be removed; you will not have to attend International Student Orientation. For more information, contact

Other Visa Holders

International Student Orientation is not mandatory for non-F and J visa holders; However, all new, international students are highly encouraged to attend. If you intend to change your status to F-1 during your time at UT Dallas, you will eventually be required to attend International Student Orientation. Plan ahead by attending early.

Other Orientations