All approved transfer and new international students (F-1/J-1) are required to attend mandatory orientation. Make sure your travel plans are made accordingly so you do not miss orientation. Failing to attend mandatory orientation may result in difficulties for you when acclimating to the new culture and environment and will result in the cancellation of your Cultural Scholarship.
Separate orientation sessions are available for Houston/Katy Area Students and Victoria Area students. Please bring your immigration documents so we may make copies of them for your student records. Please remember to read all of the relevant Pre-Arrival Information prior to your arrival to the U.S. and UHV.
Fall 2019 Orientation
UHV Katy Students - Tuesday, August 20th 2019
12:00pm (noon) to 8:00pm (UHV Campus Katy)
UHV (Victoria) students - Wednesday, August 21 2019
10am - 3pm (Victoria Campus)
Spring 2020 Orientation
Katy Students - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Room 3-10
Victoria Students - Friday, January 17th, 2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Room 216 Center Building
By individual appointment only
*Dates and additional information are emailed to students upon their acceptance.
Topics Covered at Orientation
- Mandatory Payment Information for New International Students
- How to contact your International Programs Office
- Enrollment and Registration
- Working on campus
- Maintaining your International Student Scholarships
- Study in the States
- SEVIS and Immigration - What you need to know to stay in status
- Volunteering for UHV
- Living in Texas
- How to become an active Jaguar!