New Students

Arrival and Orientation

Arrival To JSU and Orientation (International Meet And Greet)
If Spring 2024 is your first semester carefully read all information.

Do not book airline flights until January 3rd or later as the university & International Programs Office is closed.

University Closed:
The University and International Programs Office is closed for holiday on December 25th, 2023 - January 1st, 2024.

Do not arrive earlier than 30 days before classes begin on January 8.
Do not arrive to JSU before January 3rd.

International Meet and Greet & Class Registration:
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Mandatory Online Orientation:
Deadline: January 2, 2024

Notice: Do not book airline flights until January 3rd or later as the University & International Programs Office is closed.

JSU campus opens: January 2 (campus is closed December 25- January 1, 2024)

Free Atlanta shuttle pick up begins January 3rd.
Please check dates, times and to register by the December 4th deadline: Airport Shuttle Dates and Forms

Mandatory Online Orientation:
Deadline: December 1, 2023

The IHP-Orientation is a self-enrollment course. Visit to Enroll in the Course and complete the course.

International Meet and Greet & Registration:
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Classes Begin:
Monday, January 8

Please read the Pre-Arrival Guide for information on your JSU email, visa types, immigration process, final transcript submission, housing options, initial expenses, and academic placement tests. The guide will also help you with information on what to expect at the port of entry when you arrive in the United States, travelling to JSU, reporting to the international office, orientation, health insurance requirement, request to change program, tuition and fees, employment information, and information on disability services.

Spring 2024

After buying airline tickets and securing housing, please complete mandatory Arrival Notification Form.

Please do not arrive on campus without securing housing before you arrive.
Housing is limited for on-campus and off-campus.

Please note, housing is a separate department from International Programs. If you have questions please contact Housing.

*Students must complete the airport shuttle request form by the December 4th deadline on our webpage.

Airport Pick-Up Information.

* We do not accept late arrivals. Late arrivals can result in a student possibly going out of status with immigration and unable to enroll or secure a housing assignment.

Hampton Inn            Tel: (256) 782-0330;       10401 JD&L Drive Jacksonville, AL

University Inn           Tel: (256) 435-3300;       1530 Pelham Road South Jacksonville, AL 

Comfort Inn              Tel: (256) 831-0860;       138 Elm Street Oxford, AL

Super 8                    Tel: (256) 241-3210;       1600 Highway 21 Oxford, AL

Econo Lodge             Tel: (256) 831-9480;       25 Elm Street Oxford, AL