New International Student Orientation

Required for all incoming new international students, including bachelor, master, doctoral, exchange, and transfer students.

Fall 2021 New International Student Orientation Schedule

New International Student Orientation is delivered asynchronously on Blackboard, as a series of modules. At the orientation, you will learn important immigration rules and responsibilities that help you maintain your international student status, as well as different resources on campus. In July, you will receive an email from the Office of International Programs with instructions on how to access the orientation.

We encourage you to complete the orientation modules before the start of classes. All new SHSU international students are required to complete the modules by September 1. If you have not completed all 12 modules by this date, you will have a hold placed on your account for spring registration.

We know that a virtual orientation cannot replace a face-to-face orientation. In early August, we will be sending new students information about Welcome Week activities and events. We strongly encourage you to take part in some of these fun activities to get to know other SHSU international and American students.

****New International Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming international students.

Do you want the OIP to pick you up from the airport when you first arrive? Don't forget to also register for airport pickup.

Click here to register for airport pickup