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Spring '22 Pre-Arrival Information & Orientation

 

Spring 2022 Orientation

The Spring '22 orientation schedule is now posted! We look forward to engaging with you virtually for multiple important information sessions as you begin to make your travel plans. After you arrive, we welcome you to join us in person for a Spring 2022 Welcome Party! 
 

Please check back regularly for updates. 

Virtual Orientation Schedule

Pre-Arrival, Check-In, and New Student Q&A

This session will primarily feature information about the OIE required Check-in process and important pre-arrival information for new students. ISSS staff will also answer some new student frequently asked questions. Note: include information related to travel with COVID 

December 8th: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM ET(This event has concluded for the Spring 2022 orientation. See any available resources for this session below.) 

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/kuhuufau  


Health, Safety, and Wellness

This session will feature presentations from Health Initiatives, Student Health Services, GTPD, and the Counseling Center. Topics covered will include health and medical services at GT, health insurance for students, safety on-campus, scam awareness, and wellness services/resources.

December 15th: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET(This event has concluded for the Spring 2022 orientation. See any available resources for this session below.)

  • Health at GT: Stamps Health Services and GT CARE: 9:00 – 10:00 AM ET
  • Safety & Wellness: GTPD & Counseling Center: 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/dgaapqvd  


How to Succeed for F-1/J-1 Visa Holders

and GT Traditions & GT 101

How to Succeed for F-1/J-1 Visa Holders: In this session, we will focus on the federal regulations for F-1 and J-1 visa holders and review how to maintain visa status while at Georgia Tech. We will also briefly review pre-arrival and check-in information. All F-1 and J-1 students are expected to attend this session. A make-up session will be offered on January 13th for any students unable to attend the session on January 6th. Students must plan to attend one of the two offered "How to Succeed" sessions.

GT Traditions and GT 101: This session is a "crash course" on the U.S. and Georgia Tech. Topics covered include academics at GT and tips for navigating life in Atlanta. The Student Alumni Association (SAA) will be in attendance to teach students about GA Tech’s history and traditions. The Student Government Association (SGA) will also attend to share more about their role at GT.

January 6th: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET(This event has concluded for the Spring 2022 orientation. See any available resources for this session below.) 

  • How to Succeed for F-1/J-1 Visa Holders 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET
  • GT 101 & GT Traditions: OIE, Reck Club, & SGA 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/hreqpkwr  


Ask Me Anything Panel

Ask Me Anything Panel: Have questions unrelated to immigration? Need help navigating life at GT? Join us for a student panel where you can ask your peers all of your non-immigration questions about the international student experience. We look forward to this session every semester as we always get lots of fun and interesting questions! Topics covered previously include food, TV shows, research experiences, immunizations, taking the bus, emailing professors, U.S. Southern slang, and more! 

January 13th: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET(This event has concluded for the Spring 2022 orientation. See any available resources for this session below.) 

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/eycsfdwk


How to Succeed for F-1/J-1 Visa Holders 

In this session, we will focus on the federal regulations for F-1 and J-1 visa holders and review how to maintain visa status while at Georgia Tech. We will also briefly review pre-arrival and check-in information. Any students who were unable to attend the January 6th offering of this session should plan to attend this make-up session.

January 13th: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/vaswsqbw

In-Person International Student Welcome Events

January 27th: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Location: Harrison Square

Welcome_Party_Spring_2022

International Student Advising

Beat the email lines. Drop-in for support in real time. No appointments required.

Speak 1:1 with an OIE adviser in a confidential virtual environment on Bluejeans.

Click here to see specific advising dates and links to join the sessions. Please check the page regularly for updates.

Want a faster alternative? Click here for our virtual assistant that will answer any general questions you may have.

Pre-Arrival Communication

Pre-Arrival Email #1 - November 15, 2021

Pre Arrival Email #2 - December 7, 2021

Pre-Arrival Email #3 - December 13, 2021

Session Slides & Recordings

Session Slides

Session Recordings

 

OIE Check-In

All F-1 and J-1 students are required by the U.S. government to complete their immigration check-in with the Office of International Education by the end of Phase II registration.  New students begin the check-in process by completing the Arrival Confirmation e-form in iStart. Students arriving in the U.S. will finalize the check-in process after arriving in the U.S. and receiving the I-94 Arrival Form at the U.S. port of entry. For more information on Check-In, visit OIE's Check-In page.

Subscribe to IBUZZ

SUBSCRIBE TO IBUZZ!

iBuzz is a bi-weekly newsletter for Georgia Tech's International Population from the Office of International Education (OIE). It is the main way OIE communicates with students regarding changes in immigration law and policies, important reminders, and upcoming programs.


To subscribe or review past issues, please visit our iBuzz page

Previous Semesters Slides & Resources

Though they are from previous semesters, there are still plenty of useful resources in these archives. Take a look! 

Spring '21

Spring 2021 Pre-Arrival Webinar Slides

Spring 2021 Pre-Arrival Webinar Recording

Spring 2021 How to Succeed for International Students Session Recording

Spring 2021 How to Succeed for International Students Slides

Spring 2021 Health, Safety, and Wellness Session Recording

Spring 2021 GTPD Campus Safety & Awareness Slides

Spring 2021 Counseling Center Mental Health and Well-Being at GT Slides

Spring 2021 Health Initiatives Virtual Programs

Spring 2021 GT Traditions and GT 101 Session Recording

Spring 2021 GT 101 Slides

Spring 2021 Student Government Association Slides

Spring 2021 Student Alumni Association Slides

Spring 2021 Ask Me Anything Student Panel Session Recording

Spring 2021 Pre-Arrival Campaign 1 11/20/2020

Spring 2021 Pre-Arrival Campaign 2 12/4/2020

Spring 2021 Pre-Arrival Campaign 3 12/31/2020

Spring 2021 Pre-Arrival Campaign 4 1/6/2021

Spring 2021 Pre-Arrival Campaign 5 1/13/2021

Spring 2021 Orientation Closeout 1/22/2021

Summer '21

Summer 2021 Pre-Arrival Communication

Fall '21

Fall 2021 Ask Me Anything Panel

Fall 2021 GT Traditions and GT 101

Fall 2021 Health, Safety, and Wellness

Fall 2021 How to Succeed for F-1/J-1 Visa Holders

Fall 2021 Pre-Arrival, Check-In, and New Student Q&A

Campus Compass

Fall 2021 Pre-Arrival Webinar

OIE Info Session Recording

Stamps Health Services

GT Health Initiatives Overview

GT Counseling Center Overview

Center For Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE)

Fall 2021 Pre-Arrival Communication #1 

Fall 2021 Pre-Arrival Communication #2 

Fall 2021 Pre-Arrival Communication #3 

Fall 2021 New Student Welcome E-mail 

Fall 2021 Pre-Arrival Communication #4 

Fall 2021 Update Regarding OIE Welcome Party & Other Resources

Fall 2021 Pre-Arrival Communication #5

Fall 2021 Pre-Arrival Communication #6

 

Quick Links

Useful Webpages for New & Continuing Students

 

Resources

Expand the accordions below for links to important resources you will need to ensure your success on campus. 

Georgia Tech Student Services & Campus Partners
Student Groups
Health, Safety, & Wellness
Office of International Education