Frequently Asked Questions — International Students Fall 2016

For any questions not addressed, please contact the Orientation office at orientme [at] stedwards.edu or 512-448-8584.

When Do I Come to Campus?

International Freshmen

  • Arrival Date: Monday, Aug. 22
  • Residence Hall Move-in: Monday, Aug. 22
    • Check in is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Check in at your residence hall or the apartment front desk.
  • International Check-in: Tuesday, Aug. 23
  • Freshmen Orientation: Wednesday, Aug. 24–Friday, Aug. 26

International Transfer and Exchange

  • Arrival Date: Sunday, Aug. 21
  • Residence Hall Move-in: Sunday, Aug. 21
    • Check in is from 9 a.m. to noon
    • Check in at your residence hall or the apartment front desk.
  • Transfer Orientation Session 2: Monday, Aug. 22
  • International Check-in: Tuesday, Aug. 23

When Do I Attend Orientation?

International Freshmen

  • Orientation Session 6: Wednesday, Aug. 24–Friday, Aug. 26
  • International students already in the U.S., or those who want to fly in are welcome to attend an earlier session, depending on your visa status

International Transfer and Exchange

  • Transfer Orientation Session 2: Monday, Aug. 22 (all exchange and most international transfer students)
  • International transfer students already in the U.S. are welcome to attend Transfer Orientation Session 1: Wednesday, Aug. 17

Am I Required to Attend International Check-in?

Yes. You must attend International Check-In to ensure all immigration paperwork is in order with the Global Engagement Office.

View Fall 2016 International Check-in Schedule

Orientation Sign-up Requires Information About U.S. Health Insurance. What Should I Do?

You will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan coordinated by the university once you get to campus.

For Orientation sign up, please note in the sign-up form that you do not yet have U.S. health insurance, and you understand you are responsible for any medical costs if you get sick or injured at Orientation.

It is the policy of the Global Engagement Office to automatically enroll all international students in a health insurance plan coordinated by the university. The cost of this plan is applied to the student’s bill each semester, with no additional action needed by the student. Beginning Fall 2016, individual waivers are no longer being accepted (with the excepion of ISEP exchange students and/or students sponsored by their home government). This mandatory coverage is in the best interest of our international students - as it covers specific immigration requirements for incoming students.

Learn more about the University health insurance plan and coverage.