New Students

Arrival and Orientation

International students under F1/J1 status cannot arrive more than 30 days before the program start date as listed on the I-20/DS2019. International Students are required to plan their travel in timely manner so that they can attend Mandatory International Orientation upon their arrival.

Fall 2022

New Student Reporting: August 17, 2022
Online International Orientation: Must be completed by August 17, 2022
Gamecock Orientation for Undergraduate Students: August 18, 2022

Classes Start: August 24, 2022

Atlanta International Airport shuttle pick up dates: August 16- August 23, 2022 (Request must be received by July 25, 2022- Use Airport Pick Up Form to request shuttle) Form opens on June 06, 2022. 

Atlanta International Airport shuttle drop off dates: December 13- December 17, 2022 (Request form will be made available on September 06, 2022) 

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.

Fall 2022: 

Complete the form to notify us of your arrival

*Students should be prepared to stay in a hotel upon arrival at least for one night. Hotel costs will be the responsibility of the student.  (Some students may have to stay in the hotel for more than one night if they do not have a confirmed room assignment.)

*Late Arrivals can result in a student unable to enroll or secure a housing assignment.

*Students must complete the airport shuttle request form by the stated deadline on our webpage. Airport Pick-Up Information

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