International Orientation

International Orientation

We are excited that you are coming to Troy University! Please review the information below to prepare for Orientation.

How do I Receive my I-20?

To be able to receive your I-20/DS-2019, you need to set up your TrojanPass. Your immigration document (I-20/DS-2019) will ONLY be emailed to your email address. You will have access to this email after you set up your TrojanPass. Please view the video below with steps on how to set up your TrojanPass.

It is very important that you don’t use text messages as a way to authenticate your log-in. You need to download the Authenticator app and use this. The reason is that you will not have the same phone number in the US as you do in your home country. Therefore, as soon as you arrive in the US and change your phone number, you will not be able to authenticate your log-in. When using the app as your authenticator, it doesn’t matter what your phone number is!

How to set up your TrojanPass

Pre-Arrival Orientation

To prepare for your trip and studies at Troy University , we have put together a MANDATORY pre-arrival orientation.

Pre-Arrival Orientation

Orientation Sign Up

Fall orientation will start on August 5th and end on August 13th.

To make your check-in process on campus easier, sign up for a time with International Programs. Students need to plan to stay at Troy University from the day they check-in until school starts. Please don’t plan any travel to any other cities during Orientation.

Sign Up Now

Airport Pickup

Troy University provides complimentary (free) pick up from the Montgomery airport, Montgomery Greyhound bus station, Montgomery Megabus station, and the Montgomery Groome shuttle station for all new international students.

You cannot arrive more than 30 days prior to classes beginning, so please remember to book your flights with this in mind

Arrange your pickup


On-campus housing can be applied for online.  If you are applying for housing after the deadline, please contact

Please contact your international student advisor for a move-in date. Troy University will work with international students that are going to live on-campus prior to the International Student Orientation. International Student Orientation for Fall 2024 will start on August 5th and for Spring 2025 on January 13th.

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).

Your dining meal plan start date is August 10th  for the Fall 2024 semester and January 11th for the Spring 2025 semester. Lunch will be provided during orientation but other meals are your own responsibility.  Please plan accordingly.

Off-Campus Housing Realtors

Make sure you are within walking distance to the university.


Important dates

Term  1st day of Orientation 1st  Day of Classes
ESL Term II February 29, 2024 March 6, 2024
Summer 2024 May 23, 2024 May 28, 2024
Fall/ESL Term I August 6, 2024 August 14, 2024
ESL Term II October 2, 2024 October 9, 2024
Spring/ESL Term 1 January 13, 2025 January 15, 2025
ESL Term II March 5, 2025 March 12, 2025
Summer 2025 May 21, 2025 May 27, 2025

Orientation Pictures

Please arrive no later than the day before orientation begins. 

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 landing 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.

Flywire logo

International students can make payments on their student accounts from international bank accounts using Flywire. 

Make a payment


Health Insurance Costs

The International Student Insurance is an annual policy, billed in August and January at which time they pay for 6 months ($894). Exception to this is if they arrive in January, because then they are paying for 7 months (January-July) and it is $1043.

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

All students are required to show that they have received two (2) MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccinations and that they have had a negative TB (Tuberculosis) test (blood test, Chest X-ray, skin test) within the last 12 months.

Medical History Form

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