IMMIgration Orientation AND Check-in

Both Immigration Orientation and Immigration Check-In sessions are federal mandated process. All new international students who are starting as a new student, changing status, or changing the level of study, are required to attend. You MUST attend both sessions to fulfill your F-1 requirements.

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Spring 2024 Schedules


Immigration Orientation (In-person)

A informational session to learn about F1 regulations and requirements.

*Choose one date to attend.

(1) Wednesday, January 3, 2024

  • Orientation - 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Resources Fair - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(2) Thursday, January 4, 2024
  • Orientation - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Resources Fair - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: BU120 (College of Business, click here for map)



Immigration Check-in (Via Zoom)

A virtual session that students submitting all their immigration documents for review.

*Choose one time slot to attend.

Friday, January 5, 2024

(1) 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

(2) 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Monday, January 8, 2024

(3) 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

(4) 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Meeting Link:

Prepare for Immigration Check-in:
Before the session, have all your immigration documents scanned and ready to upload:

  • Valid Passport with your valid F1/J1 visa stamp
  • SEVIS Fee Receipt - retrieved online from
  • Signed I-20 or DS-2019
  • I-94 form - retrieved online from
  • Most recent DS-160 application (how to retrieve DS-160 visa application)


Extended Orientation

International Student Success Series

The 3-week International Student Success Series aims to help you succeed at the time at FAU. Each session covers a certain topic that is important to you to have a great start at FAU for achieving your future goals.

Dates for Spring 2024 will be announced soon! Stay tuned! Attend all three sessions to win a prize!

Sessions Spring 2024 Date/Time/Location Previous Semester (Fall 2023) Recordings

1. Career Planning and Job Opportunities

2. Health, Safety, and Self-Care TBA
3. Unlocking Academic Excellence  TBA


Other University-wide Orientation

Additional to the Immigration Orientation that focuses on F1 regulations for international students, you will also need to attend one of the following university-wide orientations based on your program level. See details below:

Program Level Date/Time More Information
First Year Undergraduate Student (SOAR) Orientation
  • Complete a self-directed virtual orientation through Canvas
  • In-person live orientation schedule TBA
  • Please refer to the instructions in the OwlDone Portal 
Transfer Undergraduate Student Orientation
  • Complete a self-directed virtual orientation course through Canvas
  • Please refer to the instructions in the OwlDone Portal 
Graduate Student Orientation
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Grand Palm Room, Student Union 
Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation
  • Spring 24 schedule TBA