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Orientation and Check-in

All new F-1 and J-1 international students are required to upload immigration check-in documents and attend New International Student Orientation hosted by the Office of International Programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please email For more information about the check-in and New International Student Orientation requirements click on the link below.


All NEW F-1 and TRANSFER F-1 International Students must attend mandatory International Student Orientation. It is important that you attend your orientation on January 11, 2022, Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rayburn Student Center, Texas A&M University-Commerce. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires every international student to check in with the International Office. We are required to report your arrival at A&M-Commerce to the USCIS.

If you fail to attend the orientation on January 11, 2022, we may be forced to terminate your Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) record and in accordance with 8 CFR 214.2(f)(5)(iv) of the regulations you will be required to depart the U.S. immediately. This will leave a permanent negative mark on your U.S. immigration history and may result in a denial of any pending immigration applications. Please click here for upcoming updates on orientation.