Check-In and Orientation

When you enter the United States, you will need to report to the Office of International Student Services & Study Abroad (OISS&SA) for the mandatory New Student Check-in. The New Student Check-in is organized alphabetically by the first letter of student’s Family Name. See the schedule below for your assigned date and time.  It is important that you attend on one of your designated days.

We are located at:

3100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77002 (first floor of the garage)

When reporting for check-in, please bring the following:

  1. Completed student International Student Check-In Form
  2. SEVIS Form I-20 (original and a copy)
  3. Passport and Visa
  4. I-94 card (front and back) - you can print your I-94
  5. Receipt of the $50.00 orientation fee – you can pay this with a credit card online through the PeopleSoft / Student Account sign-in or in person at any campus cashier’s office. You may also bring a check or money order with you to the OISS&SA check-in.

New Student Check-In Schedule

Spring 2015 Check-In Schedule

The check-in period runs from December 10, 2014 through January 8, 2015. There are multiple days scheduled for the new student check-in; please come to only one. Please do not wait until the last day! Classes fill up quickly. You must report to our office prior to the Orientation date, January 9, 2015.


Check-in Schedule

DatesTimeStudent Family Name
December 10 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (early check-in)
December 11 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (early check-in)
December 12 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (early check-in)
December 15 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-M
December 16 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. N-Z
December 17 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-M
December 18 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. N-Z
December 19 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-M
January 5 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. N-Z
January 6 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-M
January 7 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (late check-in)
January 8 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (late check-in


Mandatory New Student Orientation is January 9, 2015

Please Note: If you are Transfer student, you do not need to check in, however you must attend the Mandatory New Student Orientation.

Mandatory New Student Late Arrival Orientation 2

Spring 2015 Late Arrival Orientation

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming New, Transfer and Change of Status international students. You are required to attend the entire orientation. If you do not attend the entire orientation, a hold will be put on your student account that will prevent you from enrolling in classes.

Topics to be covered:

  • Maintaining your F-1 Visa Status
  • Obtaining your Driver’s License
  • Employment
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Safety and Security
  • Immigration Laws
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Tax Information
  • Social Security
  • Academic Requirements
  • Questions and Answers

Date & Time:  

Friday, February 6, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

HCC Central Campus
Learning Hub Science Building Rm. 100
1300 Holman St.
Houton, TX 77004

Parking: Complimentary Self Parking in student parking lot.

*Note: If you were at the orientation on January 9, 2015 at the Marriott, or the one on January 17, 2015 at 3100 Main st., you do not need to attend this late arrival orientation.