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Welcome to the U of A community! Welcome Day for graduate students coming in the Fall 2022 semester will be held on Friday, August 12th from 8:30am to 5:00pm and will begin in Holcombe Hall. Welcome Day will include Immigration Basics (a mandatory requirement for all incoming international students) and orientation events. Be sure to sign up for Immigration Basics in your Application Portal. You will need to receive your new I-20 before you are able to sign up.

If you have not received your new I-20, call GSIE at 479-575-4401.


International Graduate Students Welcome Day includes: Immigration Basics with an ISS immigration advisor, document review to clear hold,  official Transcript submission, immunization and TB review, ID card, Welcome Day Events, Welcome Ceremony, Break-out Session with Cross Cultural Mentors, Lunch with Faculty & Panel Discussions, Orientation Workshops, and an introduction to the UA Libraries Graduate Research Support Services. An optional trip to Walmart will follow.


Be sure to bring ALL of your immigration documents, including passport with visa stamp, I-94 card and I-20 or DS-2019 to your session.


Find the full Fall orientation schedule here:


Please access livechat on the ISS website with any questions. We look forward to your arrival!

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