International Orientation

International Orientation

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.

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

Spring 2024 Orientation will start January 8th

To make your check in process on campus easier, sign up for a time with International Programs.

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

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 by December 9th and at least 7 days before arrival to move into your residence hall immediately upon arrival.

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

  • December 24
  • December 25
  • December 26
  • December 31
  • January 1
  • January 2

Arrange your pickup

Welcome Brochure


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 and January 1st and 2nd.  These are holidays, the shuttle will not be available and campus will be closed.  Classes begin on January 11th.

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 8th 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.


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 2023 will start on August 7 and for Spring 2024 on January 8th.

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 12th  for the Fall 2023 semester and January 6th for the Spring 2024 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 September 28, 2023 October 4, 2023
Spring/ESL Term 1 2024 January 8, 2024 January 10, 2024
ESL Term II February 29, 2024 March 6, 2024
Summer 2024 May 23, 2024 May 28, 2024

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.


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.

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