On-Line Orientation and Get Connected

There are several important steps that you must complete:


This is required in order for the ISSS office to report your arrival to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Failure to attend a check-in will result in a hold on your University account, and you will not be able to register for classes. Prior to check-in, scan the following documents to the ISSS service account:

  • Your Visa page
  • Your I-94 (print I-94 at: i94.cbp.dhs.gov)
  • Your local mailing address in the Louisville area and your telephone number

You can Check-in to the International Student and Scholar Services office within the International Center as well. In-person check-in occurs between 10am-2pm Monday -Friday. Please complete the check-in process  before the first week of classes is over.

New International Student On-Line Orientation

-On-Line Orientation 

The on-line orientation session is mandatory for all new international students. It will prepare you for your stay while at the University of Louisville and covers important immigration issues regarding your stay in the U.S. You will be receiving an email from the ISSS office with how to access the on-line orientation. Please check your email for this information. Please complete the on-line orientation before attending the the Getting Connected and Resource Fair Event. You can also find the on-line orientation on the Blackboard website. Look under task and you will see International Student Orientation.

Get Connected and Resource Fair

-Get Connected & Resource Fair Schedule 

Other Important Topics and Events

-International Student Orientation Handbook

-Social Security Trips 


Note 1: If you attend the New International Student orientation, then you do not need to attend the University's new student and transfer student orientation.

Note 2: If you are a graduate student, GTA or receiving a form of assistantship or fellowship then you are required to attend one or all of the orientations below in conjunction with the new international student orientation.

Graduate Student Orientation

This orientation provides basic information about graduate school and resources for all incoming graduate students. Includes sessions on SIGS, PLAN, and being a university GTA, among others. To find out more information about the Graduate Student Orientation visit the Graduate School's webpage.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) Orientation


GTA English Proficiency Evaluation


Human Resources

Please speak with your department's Unit Business Manager (UBM) to be set up on payroll and to complete the Human Resources requirements for hiring. For more information go to the website: http://louisville.edu/hr/employment/newemployees/gradhrorientation.html


Social Security Information