On-Line Orientation and Get Connected

There are several important steps that you must complete:

Check-in

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 
  • 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-2nd floor. In-person check-in occurs between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. Please complete the check-in process before the first week of classes is over.

New International Student Orientation

New student orientation is made up of two sections. The first part is an on-line and the second part is in-person. It is important to attend both sections of the orientation so you can be prepared to attend the University of Louisville. These orientations will cover a variety of topics and answer any questions that you may have. Please see below for more information. 

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 (in-person orientation)

-Get Connected & Resource Fair Schedule 

The in-person orientation session is mandatory for all new international students and will cover cultural adjustment, immigration regulations, and activities to meet your fellow international students. This section will prepare you for life at UofL and the experiences that you may have while attending. There is a free lunch and a resource fair to meet other organizations associated with UofL as well. You can also set up a bank account, get a phone, and many other opportunities.  

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

http://louisville.edu/graduate/gta

GTA English Proficiency Evaluation

http://louisville.edu/graduate/gta 

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