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Arrival & Orientation

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New Student Welcome Packet

New international students are required to read, understand, and follow the requirements contained in the welcome packets below.  

F-1 Student Welcome Packet
J-1 Student Welcome Packet


International Programs at ASU organizes orientation sessions for all new incoming international students. During orientation, international students learn more about life at ASU and in the United States. Representatives from many of the University’s service areas attend these orientation sessions and provide information about how they can help students.

You will need to bring your Passport, I-20 form, and I-94 Arrival/Departure Card with you to orientation.

International Orientation Registration

Airport Transportation

International Programs  provides free airport transportation at the beginning and ending of every semester for international students to and from Memphis International Airport (MEM - Airport Code).

To Confirm your Airport Arrival Click Here

Arrival in Jonesboro

Students should be prepared to stay in a hotel in Jonesboro upon arrival if arriving in Jonesboro after 4:30 pm, on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday) or without a confirmed room assignment. Hotels costs will be the responsibility of the student.  

International Move-In

In order to move into housing you must have applied.  Visit Housing & Residence Life's Website or e-mail maturner@astate.edu. 

International Student Orientation Dates

Summer 2015
May 26, 2015
8:00 a.m.
at International Center for English

Fall 2015
August 17, 2015
8:00 a.m.
at International Center for English

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