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8. New Students' Check-in and Orientation

Fall 2017

All new students are required to Check-in and attend Orientation. The Check-in is a 2 step process:

Step 1: Attend the Check-In Immigration Presentation

  • We have limited seating and therefore you must reserve your spot
  • To reserve a seat an invite will be sent to your ETSU email
    • Follow the instructions in this email
Step 2: Submit immigration documents for Check-in online
  • You cannot submit documentation until after you arrive into the US
  • Link will be provided at a later date
  • Documents to submit (CLEAR SCANS):
    • Picture page of passport
    • Visa
    • Entry Stamp
    • I-94 (you receive this after you enter the US)
    • Dependent(s) documents if applicable

Below are the dates and times of the Check-In Presentation and Orientation:

Check-In Presentation

Location: Yoakley Hall, Room 109

Time: 9:00 am -- 10:00 am (EST-New York Time)

  • Meeting begins promptly at 9:00 am
  • Ending time is approximate 


  • Thursday, August 17
  • Friday, August 18
  • Monday, August 21
  • Tuesday, August 22
  • Wednesday, August 23

New Student Orientation

Location: Center for Physical Activity Multipurpose Room 

Date and time: Thursday, August 24 at 8:30am.

  • All international students (including transfers) should plan to attend. 


Table of Contents

  1. Requesting I-20 or DS-2019
  2. Immigration
  3. Travel Arrangements
  4. Immunization and Health Insurance
  5. Academics
  6. International Friendship Program
  7. Housing and Meal Plans
  8. New Students' Check-in and Arrival Briefing
  9. Financial Matters
  10. Other Important Information

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