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." We will also share information about our programs and events, social media and e-newsletter. 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
Goizueta Business School MAF students 8/12/2024 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm GBS 400
Goizueta Business School MSBA students 7/15/2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm TBD
Goizueta Business School 2-year MBA students 7/26/2024 9:00 am - 10:30 am TBD
School of Nursing TBD TBD TBD
School of Medicine (MD and MD/PHD) TBD TBD TBD
School of Law (all degree programs) 8/15/2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am TBD

Laney Graduate School

8/15/2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm TBD

Rollins School of Public Health 

8/21/2024 8:45 am - 10:00 am Claudia Nance Auditorium

Candler School of Theology

TBD TBD

TBD

Emory College international first-year students and transfer students***

8/21/2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am White Hall

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
Non-Degree J-1 Exchange Students 8/23/2024 9:00am - 11:00am GBS 301 & GBS 304