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Important Dates for Exchange Students

 

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International Student & Scholar Services has developed several programs to help your transition to life and study at The University of Texas at Austin. To comply with immigration requirements, you’ll need to attend the Exchange Student Immigration Briefing and Check-In (IBC) once you arrive in Austin - sign up for IBC

In addition, we have designed an orientation for all new international students that provides valuable information about UT and the Austin area. Additionally, we provide many social events that allow students to explore UT and Austin.

Our Orientation page has a comprehensive list of all Orientation and Welcome Week Events and instructions for registering for Exchange Orientation and Check-In.

For more information can be found at the Student Welcome Guide (PDF).

Fall 2016

Date Event(s)
Aug. 9

Immunization Clinic for newly arriving students at the University Health Center.

Aug. 10

Immunization Clinic for newly arriving students at the University Health Center.

Aug. 11
  • This is the start date that is listed on your DS-2019. You may enter the United States up to 30 days prior to this date.
  • Exchange Student Immigration Briefing & Check-In (IBC). Attendance at this session is required of all exchange students. MBA and BBA students attend a separate IBC session. 
  • Immunization Clinic for newly arriving students at the University Health Center.
Aug. 12 International Student Orientation

Aug. 15

  • MBA and BBA Exchange Student Immigration Briefing & Check-In (IBC). Attendance at this session is required of all business exchange students.
  • Immunization Clinic for newly arriving students at the University Health Center.
Aug. 16

Exchange Student Immigration Briefing & Check-In (IBC). Attendance at this session is required of all exchange students. MBA and BBA students attend a separate IBC session. 

Aug. 17

Immunization Clinic for newly arriving students at the University Health Center.

Aug. 19 Registration Begins. Check your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) for your specific access period. Please note that you will be able to register only if you have cleared your bars, including Exchange Orientation, by this date.
Aug. 22 Payment Deadline. While reciprocal exchange students pay tuition at their home universities, there might be miscellaneous fees on the fee bill. Even if no fees appear on your fee bill, you must confirm your enrollment or “zero fee bill.” If payment arrangements or confirmation of your zero fee bill are not made by 5 p.m. on this date, your course registration will be dropped.
Aug. 24 Fall Classes Begin
Dec. 17 For students whose last semester is fall 2016, this date will be listed as the end date on your DS-2019. You may stay in the United States in J-1 status up to 30 days beyond this date. The end date cannot be extended for travel purposes.
 

 

Spring 2017

Date Event(s)
Jan. 5
  • This is the start date that is listed on your DS-2019. You may enter the United States up to 30 days prior to this date.
  • Immunization Clinic for newly arriving students at the University Health Center.
Jan. 6 International Student Orientation
TBD Exchange Student Immigration Briefing & Check-In (IBC). Attendance at this session is required of all exchange students.
Jan. 10 Registration Begins. Check your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) for your specific access period. Please note that you will be able to register only if you have cleared your bars, including Exchange Orientation, by this date.
Jan. 13 Payment Deadline. While reciprocal exchange students pay tuition at their home universities, there might be miscellaneous fees on the fee bill. Even if no fees appear on your fee bill, you must confirm your enrollment or “zero fee bill.” If payment arrangements or confirmation of your zero fee bill are not made by 5 p.m. on this date, your course registration will be dropped.
Jan. 17 Spring Classes Begin
May 20 For students whose last semester is spring 2017, this date will be listed as the end date on your DS-2019. You may stay in the United States in J-1 status up to 30 days beyond this date. The end date cannot be extended for travel purposes.