International Admissions

The University of Tulsa offers an accepting community for international students to learn and socialize in an American university setting.

For more information please visit international student services.

Welcome to Campus!

Bring important documents

These important documents should be kept in student’s carry-on luggage.

  • 1-20 if entering U.S. with F-1 visa
  • Passport
  • Copy of immunization records

Not sure what to pack? TU students share advice in our Pre-Arrival video. Watch on our website or on YouKu.


Our campus is located less than 10 kilometers from Tulsa International Airport (code TUL). Taxis are available at the airport. Students attending orientation may check into their room beginning August 18. Students who do not attend orientation will not be able to check into their room until August 24. Intensive English students may request to check into their room on August 22. Students who arrive before approved check-in date should plan to stay in a hotel. Parents who accompany students must also stay in a hotel. A list of suggested local hotels is available online.

New student orientation

University and Pathway Students

August 18-23 StartTU: New Student Orientation begins on the afternoon of August 18. Students can sign up at See the June calendar for information on orientation options.

Intensive English Program Students

IEP students will attend a special orientation on August 26 guided by instructors. No registration is needed.

Intensive English students only

For students attending the Intensive English program, the required placement test will be August 23 at 8:30 a.m. in Zink Hall. Intensive English students may request to move into the residence hall on August 22. Housing application and deposit must be completed before move-in.

Required Immigration check-in appointment

University Students
As soon as possible after arriving in Tulsa, your student must attend a check-in meeting at the International Student Services Office (located in the Allen Chapman Student Union, 2nd floor). During this meeting, your student will receive important information about the university and visa responsibilities. Students should bring their passport and I-20 to the meeting. Your student should register for an appointment ahead of time at, under the “Student Services” menu.
Intensive English Program Students
IEP students will attend a special check-in meeting after arrival and do not need to register for an appointment in advance.

Opportunities for your student to make new friends


18Residence halls open for orientation
18-23StartTU: New Student Orientation
23StartTU: New Student Orientation
23Intensive English students only: placement test
22Pre-scheduled check-in appointments
26First day of class
International Welcome Back Picnic

This month's checklist

Gather important documents for travel
Watch the TU Pre-arrival video and pack suitcases
Register for orientation (if needed)
Register for Immigration Check-in appointment
Talk with your student about ways to meet friends