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Spring '23 Pre-Arrival Information & Orientation

The Spring '23 orientation schedule is posted below! 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 2023 Welcome Party!  


Please check back regularly for updates.

November 22 - 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 and scholars. ISSS staff will also answer some new student frequently asked questions and more Q&As will be available in the OIE Info Sessions every Friday.  

Date: November 22, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET

To join please click on the link here: https://gatech.zoom.us/j/98704443521

November 30 - Health, Safety, and Wellness

This session will feature presentations from Wellness Empowerment Center, 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. 

Date: November 30, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

To join, please click on the link here: https://gatech.zoom.us/j/98704443521

December 7 - How to Succeed as an F-1/J-1 Visa Holder

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 new international students and scholars need to plan to attend this very important session. 

Date: December 7, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET

To join, please click on the link here: https://gatech.zoom.us/j/98704443521

December 14 - GT Traditions and U.S. 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. 

Date: December 14, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET

To join, please click on the link here: https://gatech.zoom.us/j/98704443521

January 4 - How to Succeed as an F-1/J-1 Visa Holder Make Up

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 new international students and scholars need to plan to attend this very important session. 

Date: January 4, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM ET

To join please click on the link here: https://gatech.zoom.us/j/98704443521

January 6 - Get to Know Campus Scavenger Hunt

Details to come!

Date: January 6, 2023

Time: 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM ET

Location: Harrison Square

January 11 - 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! 

Date: January 11, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET

To join please click on the link here: https://gatech.zoom.us/j/98704443521

January 20 - Welcome Party

Details coming soon!

Date: January 20, 2023

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Location: Student Success Center Press Room A & B

January 24 - Crime Prevention & Self Defense Training

Lead by GTPD. More Details Coming Soon.

Date : January 24

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: TBD

 

Event Recordings & Communications

Pre-Arrival Communications

Coming soon!

Session Slides & Recordings
Event Surveys

 

Previous Semester Slides & Resources

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

Fall '22
Spring '22

Session Slides

OIE Spring 2022 Pre-Arrival Webinar Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE)

 

Session Recordings

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

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

 

Quick Links

OIE ARRIVAL GUIDE & Check List

New Student Arrival Guide

 

Link to the arrival guide page

The Office of International Education (OIE) serves as a resource and advocate for the large and diverse population of international students and scholars at Georgia Tech. As you prepare for your arrival, we encourage you to explore the comprehensive resources on this webpage. We look forward to welcoming you to campus and supporting you throughout your Jacket’s journey.

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.

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 Zoom.

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.

Useful Webpages for New & Continuing Students

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

Georgia Tech Student Services
Student Groups

 

Health Safety & Wellness