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.

Schedule your Check-In Appointment!!

New Student Check-In Schedule

Summer 2015 Check-In Schedule

The check-in period runs from April 23, 2015 through May 21, 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, May 22, 2015.


Check-in Schedule

DatesTimeStudent Family Name
April 23 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (early check-in)
April 28 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (early check-in)
April 29 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (early check-in)
May 01 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-M
May 05 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. N-Z
May 07 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-M
May 08 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. N-Z
May 12 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-M
May 13 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z
May 14 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. N-Z
May 15 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-M
May 18 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (late check-in
May 19 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (late check-in
May 21 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A-Z (late check-in


Mandatory New Student Orientation is May 22, 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

Summer 2015 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, May 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

J. W. Marriot
Room: Liberty Hall
5150 Westheimer Rd.
Houton, TX 77056

Parking: Complimentary Self Parking in the J.W. Marriot garage - enterance on Sage Rd.

*Note: Parking vouchers will be handed out at the end of the orientation.