SPRING (JANUARY) 2020 ORIENTATION DATES
This mandatory check-in and orientation is specifically focused on new international students. Please plan to arrive in Tuscaloosa at least one day before your required orientation (e.g. preferably, students should arrive by Sunday, January 5). For more information on how to get to Tuscaloosa and about local hotels for temporary housing, please see our arrival section.
For check-in and orientation, you must bring the following documents with you:
- Your passport;
- F-1 I-20 or J-1 DS-2019;
- I-94 Arrival/Departure Record; and
- Any other immigration documents you have.
- If you have a spouse or children with you, please also bring their documents for check-in.
During the morning check-in, we will gather your immigration documents to make copies for our files; your documents will be returned to you at the end of the day. Check-in and International Orientation is mandatory for all international students. Please do not schedule any other activities for the day that you plan to attend.
BAMABOUND SESSION (UNDERGRADUATE ORIENTATION)
Monday, January 6, 2020
BamaBound is for all first-year and transfer undergraduate students at UA – both American and international students must attend. Undergraduate international students must attend both the International Student Check-in and Orientation and the BamaBound Orientation.
NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
This is The Graduate School’s Orientation for new Graduate Students. Graduate international students should attend both the International Student Check-in and Orientation and the New Graduate Student Orientation.
WORKSHOP FOR NEW GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Held in the Fall Semester Only. This two day workshop is required for all new Teaching Assistants. For new GTAs beginning in Spring 2020, they should contact the Graduate School about participation in the August 2020 Workshop.
NOTE: Spring Semester Classes start on Wednesday, January 8.