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Dear F-1 and J-1 Student,

We are excited about your arrival on campus and want to ensure that your transition to TWU is a pleasant one. Spring Classes officially start Monday, January 14, 2013.

Denton and Dallas Campus Student Orientation
Please make arrangements to arrive on the Denton campus prior to Monday, January 7, 2013 to attend a mandatory orientation session on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 for all new and transfer international students.  Additional orientation activities and assistance with registration for classes will be provided throughout the week of January 7-11, 2013.   Please register for the orientation as soon as possible.

Testing for Tuberculosis

All testing must take place in the United States at a licensed medical facility.   International Students are highly encouraged to arrive on campus before International Orientation and visit TWU Student Health Services to be screened for Tuberculosis.  International Students will not be allowed to register for classes until they have been cleared by Student Health Services.  Note: It may take TWU Student Health Services 48-72 hours to receive your TB test results after the blood test.

Transportation from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to TWU Denton Campus
The TWU Denton campus is located about 30 miles North of the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.  If you require transportation from the airport to the TWU campus, here are some safe transportation options which you may consider:

Super Shuttle Service:  This service is available 24 hours from DFW Airport
Phone Toll Free:  1-800-258-3826 OR online at http://www.supershuttle.com/
Upon arrival at the airport, follow ground transportation signs to arrange for travel. 
Reservations are not required. 

Star Cab: This service is available 24 hours from DFW Airport
Phone:  214-252-0055 OR 214-821-7888
Upon arrival at the airport, follow ground transportation signs to arrange for travel. 
Reservations are not required. 

Housing

If you are interested in living on campus, please visit the Housing Department website. If you are interested in off-campus housing, please visit the College Apartment Guide (Denton and Surrounding Areas).   At this time, there is no temporary on-campus housing available.

Temporary Guest Housing

If you have a family member or friend who will be arriving with you, Denton has several hotels that could accomodate your guest while you are becoming acclimated to TWU and the Denton community.  Please check out the City of Denton website for hotel accommodations.

Money

When you arrive in the United States, you should have sufficient funds to cover your expenses for several weeks. It is advisable to bring traveler's checks and not to carry cash. It is a good idea, however, to exchange some currency for United States dollars to cover immediate expenses, such as transportation, phone calls, and tips. Contact a bank in your country for instructions on how to transfer funds to a bank in Texas. Direct foreign currency exchange is not available in all banks. The university and local businesses accept only United States dollars. Please bring enough money with you to cover your initial fee payment of housing and one-half of your tuition and fees.

Tuition

Be prepared to pay tuition for the first semester upon arrival. You will receive a bill for tuition charges and all applicable fees (including housing and meal plans, if living on campus) which must be paid when registering for your classes. You can pay by cash, check, traveler's checks, money order or credit card. You can contact the Cashier's Office for information regarding the Installment Plan, which will allow you to pay your bill in three monthly installments.

If you are a scholarship recipient, and have questions as to how it will pay for your tuition, and when the remaining amount will be dispersed to you, please contact the Financial Aid office.

HOUSTON CAMPUS STUDENTS

If you will be enrolling at the TWU Houston campus, please send an email to Ms. Deborah Unruh, Student Life Coordinator. See more information regarding the orientation in Houston. Students will also be expected to attend one of the General Orientations.

We are looking forward to meeting you soon!

Sincerely,
Office of International Education

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