Check-In and Orientation

ORIENTATION: Mandatory for NEW, TRANSFER, and CHANG of STATUS Students (see below for details)

CHECK-IN: Mandatory for NEW, CHANGE of STATUS, TRAVEL REINSTATEMENT Students (see below for details)
                   *Transfer Students do not go to check-in

 

 

New Student Check-In Schedule

Summer 2016 Check-In Schedule

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. Please see the schedule below for the available dates and times.  It is important that you attend on one of the designated days.

The Summer 2016 check-in period runs from May 2, 2016 through May 20, 2016. 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 no later than May 20, 2016.

 

NOTICE!!! THERE ARE TWO LOCATIONS FOR CHECK-IN.

LOCATIONS:

Dates: May 2-5

HCC Central Campus, Learning Hub Room 100
1300 Holman St.
Houston TX 77004

Parking: Parking is available in Student Lot 9 (corner of Crawford St. and Holman St.)

Dates: May 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20

Office of International Student Services & Study Abroad (OISS&SA)
3100 Main St. (1st Floor of the Parking Garage)
Houston TX 77002

Parking: Parking is available in Rosalie Lot (corner of Travis St. and Rosalie St., behind the HCC Administration Building). Visitors may also park on the 2nd Floor of the Parking Garage in spots marked "Visitors" for up to 2 hours.

OISS&SA does NOT MAKE COPIES!!!!

WHAT TO BRING:

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

  1. Completed student International Student Check-In Form
  2. SEVIS Form I-20 (original and a copy)
  3. Passport photo page and Visa
  4. I-94   - you can print your I-94  at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/consent.html
  5. Receipt of online payment or check or money order for 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.

Again, OISS&SA does NOT MAKE COPIES!!!
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE COPIES OF YOUR DOCUMENTS, WE WILL SEND YOU TO GET THEM AND COME BACK!!!

Summer 2016 Check-in Schedule

DatesTimeStudent Family Name
May 2 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Campus (1300 Holman St.)
May 3 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Campus (1300 Holman St.)
May 4 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Campus (1300 Holman St.)
May 5 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Campus (1300 Holman St.)
May 6 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OISS&SA (3100 Main St.)
May 9 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OISS&SA (3100 Main St.)
May 11 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OISS&SA (3100 Main St.)
May 13 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OISS&SA (3100 Main St.)
May 16 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OISS&SA (3100 Main St.)
May 18 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OISS&SA (3100 Main St.)
May 20 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OISS&SA (3100 Main St.)

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

Mandatory International Student Orientation

Summer 2016 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: 

May 20, 2016
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

*Students MUST be on time.
*You are expected to treat orientation as if it is a class. You will arrive at 9:00 a.m. and stay until 1:00 p.m.

Location: 
J.W. Marriott, Liberty Hall
5150 Westheimer Rd. (Across from the Galleria)
Houston, TX 77056

Other Considerations:

  • No Children please. If you cannot find someone to watch your children during the orientation time, please contact ronnie.turner@hccs.edu to discuss alternative options.