New International Students

Welcome, your journey at the University of Memphis begins here! Review this page for all relevant information about you as a new international student, such as the I-20 process and getting insurance. New students are welcome to check-in at the International Center (formerly called the PanHellenic Building) and report to their Designated School Official prior to Orientation as listed on page 3 of the I-20. 


Spring Orientation for international students will be held in online information modules, and with an on-campus meeting Wednesday, 15th of January 2020; location to be announced soon. 

Attendance at International Student Orientation is mandatory for all new and transfer F-1 international students. An online make-up session and assessment will be required for those not in attendance. Please bring your Passport/Visa and signed I-20 with you to the orientation. Light refreshments will be served. 

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.