Arrival & Check-In


All incoming new international students are required to attend Maintaining Status Session hosted by International Student & Scholar Services. These sessions are held prior to the beginning of and during the first week of classes each fall and spring semester. Students entering in the summer will be required to attend one of the sessions prior to the fall semester. The session is designed to educate international students about their responsibilities as international students studying in the U.S. The primary goals are to help students understand the regulations that they must follow in order to remain “in status” and to make them aware of the many processes, resources, and support services that the ISSS Office has to assist them during their time at Baylor University. Students who do not attend one of the required sessions will have a hold placed on their account which will prevent them from changing their schedule, getting a transcript, registering for the following semester, etc.



  1. Prior to their arrival on-campus, the Baylor ISSS Office will send incoming students an email with a link to register for a session.
  2. Students will select one session to attend.
  3. Students will bring their Passport, I-20, and I-94 with them to the session.
  4. The ISSS Office will review and make copies of the students’ documents to be filed electronically.

Center for Global Engagement

Hankamer Academic Center, H 160.01
1428 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76798

One Bear Place #97012
Waco, TX 76798-7012

(254) 710-1461