University of Mississippi
Office of International Programs

Newly Admitted International Students

ManualsOIP looks forward to welcoming all admitted international students to the University of Mississippi. In this section, you will find steps that are both necessary for your enrollment at the university and helpful as you prepare for your student visa application and travel to the U.S.

This information pertains to those students who are coming to the university as undergraduate or graduate students.  

Turn in the necessary documents related to your intended visa classification to the Office of International Programs.

  • F-1 and J-1 students must show proof of sufficient finances before an I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students) can be issued.
  • A Student Transfer Eligibility Form is required for those who currently reside in the U.S. See OIP forms.
  • Those who will hold a status other than F-1 or J-1 must submit a copy of their I-94 or other document that shows what status they will hold.

Access your WebID. As an admitted student, you should have received an email with your WebID asking you to reset your password. Your WebID will be used throughout your time at the university for processes such as applying for on campus housing, course registration, acceptance of scholarship awards, viewing grades, etc.

Make Housing Arrangements. Visit OIP's housing page for more information about your housing options.

Apply for a U.S. visa. Visit OIP's travel and transportation page for more information about the visa process.

Make plans to attend the International Student Orientation program. All new international students who do not hold U.S. permanent resident status are required to attend the New Student Orientation program presented by the Office of International Programs.

Orientation will provide you with important University and immigration-related information to get you through the first busy days of registration and beyond. Orientation will also allow you opportunities to meet new friends, identify and get acquainted with University faculty and staff, increase your awareness of and access to University/Oxford community resources. During International Student Orientation you will have opportunities to ask questions and receive information about University academics, course registration procedures, health insurance, on-campus employment, immigration law, as well as other U.S. laws and customs that are important to your studies, and to your stay in the U.S.  See the important dates section for details regarding the date, time and place for orientation

Make plans for arrival to Oxford. OIP will work in conjunction with the Division of Outreach & Continuing Education to provide shuttle service from the Memphis International Airport to Oxford. The official arrival date is August 20, 2013. On this day you will be greeted at the Memphis International Airport by Ole Miss staff. You will then travel by bus to Oxford where you will be escorted to your pre-arranged housing. This official arrival day shuttle service must be arranged 4 weeks prior to arrival. All new incoming international students should email International Student Advisor, Regina George, at to request this service.

If you will arrive before or after August 20, 2013 please visit OIP's travel and transportation page for more information about your transportation options.

Plan to bring official final transcripts and medical forms. More information about the immunization requirements can be found on the immunization requirements page.

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