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 will not miss orientation. Failing to attend mandatory orientation will result in difficulties for you when acclimating to the new culture and environment and cancellation of the International Student 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 the relevant Pre-Arrival Information prior to your arrival to the U.S. and UHV.
Fall 2018 Orientation
Tuesday, August 21st 2018- UHV Katy Students
10am - 2pm, Room 3-10
Thursday-Friday, August 23rd-24th 2018 - UHV Victoria Campus Students
9 am - 2 pm, Room 216 Center Building
Spring 2019 Orientation
Wednesday, January 9th 2019 10am-2pm
UHV Katy Campus Room 3-10
Thursday, January 10th 2019 9am-2pm
Victoria Campus, Center Building Room 216
By individual appointment only
*Dates and additional information emailed to students upon 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!