New International Students

You may have found this page because you are new to the F-1 visa category, or because you are an F-1 visa holder who is new to The University of Memphis. In both cases, please know that our office is here to assist with questions related to the I-20 form, SEVIS, and other items connected to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's student visa categories. Please contact us via e-mail at:

Fall Orientation for International Students will be held August 23, 2017,  in room 115 of the PanHellenic Building

F-1 visa holding students who have pending offers of on-campus employment and therefore need to begin the Social Security application process are encouraged to attend our July 28th session for New Student Social Security Information.  07/28/17  Room 115 in the PanHellenic Building,  3pm - 4pm.

Although people with other visa categories are always welcome, be aware that the focus for most of these Orientation presentations will be for F-1 visa holders.  We will address registration & enrollment, on-campus employment & social security, and federal compliance issues with a particular focus on the needs of international students who either have the F-1 visa or who are holding F-1 status.

Please continue to watch this page for updates, a schedule of speakers, and other International Orientation news as we gain more details.