International Orientation

International Orientation

Arrival Information

We are excited that you are coming to Troy University! It is important that you know the day of Orientation, because it is MANDATORY for all international students to go through Orientation.

To prepare for your trip and studies at Troy University , we have put together a MANDATORY pre-arrival orientation. Please follow this link to the Pre-Arrival Orientation.

Troy University provides complimentary (free) pick up from the Montgomery airport, Montgomery Greyhound bus station, and Montgomery Megabus station for all new international students. To arrange your pick up, please email with the following information:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • TROY University student ID#:
  • Date of arrival:
  • Time of arrival:
  • Flight number:
  • Gender:
  • Dorm you are staying in or where off-campus we need to take you:
  • Your Contact information (WeChat, What’s App, US phone number):   

You cannot arrive more than 30 days prior to classes beginning, so please remember to book your flights with this in mind. Classes begin August 11 for the Fall 2021 semester, so please do not arrive in the U.S. before July 11.

It is important that we know at least a week in advance as to WHEN you are going to arrive. If you are living on-campus, you must send your arrival information at least 7 days before arrival to move into your residence hall immediately upon arrival. 


Students that have not arranged housing before they arrive will be taken to a hotel for temporary housing until they find housing. Landlords are not available during the weekend. Therefore, if you arrive on a Friday afternoon or a weekend, we will not be able to assist you with housing until the next business day during business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST).

On-campus housing can be applied for online.  If you are applying for housing after the deadline, fill out the housing application and email the international office at and let us know you applied for housing. On-campus housing is a possibility pending availability.

Your dining meal plan start date is August 7th  for the Fall 2021 semester and January 1st for the Spring 2022 semester. Lunch will be provided during orientation but other meals are your own responsibility.  Please plan accordingly.

 Important dates

Term  1st day of Orientation 1st  Day of Classes Earliest Dorm Move in Date
ESL Term II September 30, 2021 October 6, 2021 Arrange with International Office
Spring/ESL Term I 2022 January 10, 2022 January 12, 2022 January 9, 2022
ESL Term II March 3, 2022 March 9, 2022 Arrange with International Office
Summer 2022 May 26, 2022 May 31, 2022 Arrange with International Office
Fall/ESL Term 1 2022 August 8, 2022 August 15, 2022 August 7, 2022
ESL Term II September 29, 2022 October 5, 2022 Arrange with International Office
Spring/ESL Term 1 2023 January 9, 2023 January 11, 2023 January 8, 2023


Please arrive no later than the day before orientation begins. See Important Dates for fall and spring semester orientation dates.

New students climbing the wall at  Camp Butter and Egg during Orientation.
New exchange students canoeing at Camp Butter and Egg during Orientation
New student on the zipline at Camp Butter and Egg during Orientation.
New student on the zipline at Camp Butter and Egg during Orientation.
GaGa Ball at Camp Butter and Egg during Orientation.


How to Pay Tuition

You can choose to have a payment plan. With the payment plan, you pay ½ on the first day of class each semester, and the second ½ is due eight weeks after classes begin.


Health Insurance Costs

The International Student Insurance will be billed twice a year: fall semester and spring/summer semester. The total amount for insurance is $149 per month, billed twice per year.

Learn more about health care and health insurance in the U.S.