International Student Orientation & Check-in

 

We are looking forward to you starting your Emory program. To help you settle in and transition smoothly to life in the US, ISSS oversees the international student check-in process and provides orientation sessions that all international students should attend.

  • International Student Check-In: Submit the "International Student Check-in" e-form found under the "New Students" tab in ISSS Link to complete the mandatory international student check-in process and have your SEVIS record activated. Completion of this form is required in order to maintain your immigration status, apply for certain benefits (i.e. SSN or driver's license), and complete the on-campus employment onboarding process. 

  • Orientation: Each school or program will host its own required orientation for international students, where ISSS will give an immigration presentation called "Let's Talk About Your Immigration Status." During this session you will be able to get answers to any questions you might have. Not all of the orientation details have been finalized. Please return to this webpage to confirm the date, time, and location (TBD = to be determined).

ISSS Orientation Sessions

Let's Talk About Your Immigration Status (F-1 Students)

School or Program Date Time (EST, Atlanta time) Location
Candler School of Theology Tuesday, August 16 2:30 1784 North Decatur Building Room 106
Emory College international first-year students and transfer students*** Wednesday, August 17

 9:45am

Last names starting with: A-H: White Hall 205
L-S: White Hall 206
I-K, and T-Z: White Hall 207

Goizueta Business School 1-year MBA students Friday, April 29 1:00pm GBS 201
Goizueta Business School 2-year MBA students Friday, July 22 9:00am GBS 201
Goizueta Business School MSBA students Tuesday, July 12 2:30pm GBS 301
Goizueta Business School MAF students Monday, August 8 2:30pm GBS 304
Laney Graduate School Monday, August 15 3:00pm Zoom 
Rollins School of Public Health  Thursday, August 18 8:15am Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Auditorium
School of Law (all degree programs) Monday, August 8 9:30am Law School G575

School of Medicine 

(MD and MD/PHD)

Thursday, July 21 7:00pm Zoom

School of Nursing

Thursday, July 21 7:00pm Zoom

Don't see your program listed? Orientation sessions are still being scheduled, so check back soon. Your school or program will also contact you with details.

***For Emory College international first-year students and transfer students: International student advisors will be available directly after the “Let’s Talk About Your Immigration Status” session to assist you with completing the New Student Reporting e-form and meet your check-in requirement. Bring a laptop or tablet and the pdf/jpeg scans/pictures of your immigration documents [passport biographical page, F-1 or J-1 visa (if applicable), Port of entry stamp, I-94, and Emory issued I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students)] to the session for help with submitting the New Student Reporting e-form and complete the check-in requirement

Let's Talk About Your Immigration Status (J-1 Students)

ISSS hosts a separate orientation for J-1 students and their families. Keep in mind that this is a federal requirement for J-1 exchange visitors. 

School or Program

Date Time (EST, Atlanta time) Location
GBS, LGS, and Emory College Exchange Students (BBA, MBA, OISP and Bobby Jones Scholars) Monday, August 22

1:00pm

GBS 331