New International Student Orientation

The MANDATORY Orientation Session is designed to provide an overview of immigration, academic, health, safety, and other matters you may encounter in your new surroundings. As part of the orientation you will have an opportunity to meet other new and continuing students at the New International Students Orientation and Welcome Reception.

Late Arrivals will be given an alternate Orientation Date when they check in at the ISSO. 

Please remember All new F-1 and J-1 students (including transfers) are required to attend orientation.


In planning for your arrival to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University located in Greensboro, North Carolina there are a few tips to keep in mind. 

The airport for the Greensboro area is the Piedmont Triad International Airport/High Point-Greensboro- GSO Telephone:  (336-665-5600)
Taxi Services can be used as transportation from the airport to your housing destination or to the University campus. Refer to the Transportation link for taxi service providers.


There are several housing choices and/or affiliated sites for students on or near the campus of North Carolina A&T.  Please speak with ISSO staff to obtain contact information.

New students may want to plan to arrive in the U.S. during a week day (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) so that staff from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) can be available for port-of-entry inquiry assistance, if needed.


All new students, including transfer students, are REQUIRED to check-in with the International Students and Scholars Office upon arrival at the University. You must bring the following documents to complete your check-in process:

  1. Passport
  2. Form I-20 or DS-2019
  3. I-94 (Admission/Departure Form).

During check-in you will be asked to complete the Student Data Form while copies of your documents are being made. You will receive your welcome packet and instructions on how to receive your student health insurance at Orientation.

Check-in Schedule

Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the two weeks before classes start. THERE ARE NO CHECK-INS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. Students must report to Room 208 Murphy Hall for check-in.

All international students have a ‘registration hold’ on their student account. The registration hold will be removed once the check-in process has been completed.  You will not be able to register for classes until you have completed the check-in.  International Students are not authorized to register for classes outside the United States.  You must be present in legal F-1/J-1 status in order to complete the course registration process.

You must be registered for a "full course" of study by the end of the official registration period in order to have the SEVIS Record validated.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is extremely important that students who have secured on-campus employment (graduate teaching/research assistantships) complete the check-in process before classes and employment begin. During check-in you will be informed on how to apply for a Social Security Number and instructions for completing the Payroll process.