International Student Orientation

Orientation is MANDATORY for all new and transfer international students.

Fall 2020 International Student Orientation is scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Student Center Room F-120 ( map ).


The International Office looks forward to meeting our newest international students and welcoming you to the Blinn College District!

Orientation registration is part of the finalization process. Once you complete your initial admissions requirement, more information will be sent to your email. If you have any questions, please contact international@blinn.edu.

IMPORTANT: Failing to complete a pre-arrival check-in, attend the posted orientation date, or arriving late to orientation will result in an immediate termination of a student’s I-20 and students will automatically be moved to the next semester term. No exceptions will be made to this policy. We recommend that you plan to arrive in Bryan/College Station no later than 24 hours prior to the orientation date to ensure your attendance.

Location:

Fall 2020 orientation will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Student Center Room F-120 (map).

Pre-Arrival Check-In

The International Team is closely monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and we will provide more information regarding the pre-arrival check-in as the date gets closer.

Arrival:

Check-in will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tardiness will not be tolerated and arriving late will result in an immediate termination of a student's I-20.

Lunch:

Lunch will be provided.

Guest:

Guests are not allowed; this is a student-only event.

Topics Discussed:

  • F-1 Visa regulations
  • State of Texas testing requirements
  • American grading system
  • Academic and personal counseling
  • American classrooms (what your professor expects from you.)
  • On-campus resources
  • International Student Organization
  • Registration information
  • Adjusting to American culture