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 arrival@troy.edu 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 January 06 for the Spring 2021 semester, so please do not arrive in the U.S. before December 07.

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. For spring 2021 arrival, you must send your arrival date by December, 09. 

Dates when we will not be able to pick up from the airport:

December 24th
December 25th
December 26th
December 31st


Housing

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 arrival@troy.edu and let us know you applied for housing. On-campus housing is a possibility pending availability.

Your dining meal plan start date is January 02nd  for the Spring 2021 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
Fall/ESL Term I 2020 August 3-5, 2020 August 12, 2020 August 1, 2020
ESL Term II October 5, 2020 October 7, 2020 Arrange with International Office
Spring/ESL Term I 2021 January 1, 2021 (tentative) January 6, 2021 December 16, 2020
ESL Term II March 1, 2021 March 3, 2021 Arrange with International Office
Summer 2021 May 19, 2021 May 24, 2021 Arrange with International Office

Fall/ESL
Term 1 2021

August 2-4, 2021 August 11, 2021 Arrange with International Office

Orientation

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.

 

Important Spring Announcements

If you plan to live on campus, you are unable to move into your residence hall until December 16th. Other dates you cannot arrive on are December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st.  These are holidays, the shuttle will not be available and campus will be closed.  Classes begin on January 6th.

If you applied for on-campus housing before December 9th and have been assigned a dorm, you can move in on or after December 16th.  If you arrive before December 16th, you will have to stay in a hotel.  For students that applied for on-campus housing after December 9th, you will have to wait until January 2nd to move in to your dorm.  

If you are living on-campus, you must send your arrival information by December 9th and at least 7 days before arrival to move into your residence hall immediately upon arrival.