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 2017 Orientation
Tuesday, August 22nd 2017 - UHV Katy Students
9am - 2pm, Room 3-10
Thursday-Friday, August 24th-25th 2017 - UHV Victoria Campus Students
9 am - 2 pm, Room 216 Center Building
Spring 2018 Orientation
Wednesday, January 10th 2018 10am-2pm
UHV Katy Campus Room 3-10
Thursday, January 11th 2018 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
- 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!
Jaguar Journey: August 24-27
View the schedule for full details of the Jaguar Journey 3 day welcome for new students attending the University of Houston-Victoria. Games, karoke, campus tag, pool, volleyball, dancing and the annual Jaguar Joyrney Luau, and much more!