Pre-Arrival & Orientation

Day One

Monday, August 16
9:00-5:00 (virtually) International student orientation–schedule TBD
10:00-11:00 Health Center TB Screening
11:00-12:00 Lunch on own
12:00-1:00 Submit transcripts to Office of Global Engagement
1:00-2:00 Submit required documentation online (I-94, ISSS via Box); register for health insurance account
2:00-3:00 Virtual Check-In Meeting w/OMI’s Lisa Lyon

Day Two

Tuesday, August 17
9:00-5:00 (virtually) International student orientation–schedule TBD
11:00-12:00 Lunch on own
1:00-3:00 OMI Academic and Student Services Orientation-meeting with OMI Student Services Manager, Lisa Lyon

Day Three

Wednesday, August 18
9:00-5:00 (virtually) International student orientation–schedule TBD
11:00-12:00 Lunch on own
12:00-3:30 Advising w/Lisa Lyon

Day Four

Thursday, August 19
Schedule TBD

Frequently Asked Questions

August 20–A local meal delivery card (DoorDash, UberEats) will be provided to you until your meal plan begins. If you are on the early arrival dining plan, you will not receive the local meal delivery card.

If you are not vaccinated, then you will be required to quarantine for 7 days.

Yes, upon proof of your student health insurance.


Orientation August 16, 2021 – August 20, 2021
Move-In August 15, 2021
Classes Begin August 23, 2021
Last Day of Semester Final exams
December 06, 2021 – December 10, 2021

Please contact Dr. Lisa Lyon for advising appointments

Please contact Dr. Lisa Lyon to make an advising appointment

Health & COVID-19

Visit for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 on campus.

Individuals with F-1 student visa status are required to show proof of COVID vaccination in order to enter the US. Vaccinations must align with the US’s approved list of COVID-19 vaccines. Only two exceptions apply:

  1. Student is from a country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability (see list here ).
  2. Student is under 18 at the time of travel.

Effective December 06, 2021 – all international travelers (regardless of vaccination status) must show results of a negative coronavirus test taken one day prior to their flight’s departure from a foreign country traveling to the United States.

If neither vaccine exceptions apply to you and you remain unvaccinated, you may not be able to enter the US on the date of your scheduled travel.

For those passengers traveling under one of the above exceptions they must complete and present the Combined Covered Attestation Form to the airline at the time of departure. Passengers must be prepared to answer questions regarding Section 4 of the form and should have a clear understanding of their school’s COVID policies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Please contact the student health center for availability on campus. Also check the COVID resource link above for the most updated information. Emails and announcements will also be sent you to your student email account.

Please call the student health center (662) 915-7274.


Check In
New student international student orientation will be held online via Blackboard. Once it is ready, we will send information regarding how to access the orientation materials, deadlines, and other new arrival requirements.

International Student and Scholar Services

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to check to see if your country is available for online registration and study: