Welcome Tigers! Now that you have arrived, there are a few things outlined below that you need to do on the University Campus. Also listed are recommendations for getting more acquainted with all that our campus has to offer.
Get Involved with Campus Life. An important part of transitioning to a new culture can be getting connected with others in your new community. The following are opportunities for you to get connected.
International student organizations. Reference the list below for information about the current active international student organizations at Auburn University.
AUInvolve: Sign in to AU Involve (use your AU login) to discover student clubs, organizations, and activities.
Graduate Student Council: Contact the Graduate Student Council to meet peer leaders and learn how you can have a positive impact on your fellow graduate students.
International Students and Scholars Services: Begin following AU ISSS on Facebook to stay updated on events and announcements important for international students.
Cross-Cultural Programs: Learn about opportunities to engage in cross-cultural exchange and establish new friendships with students and members in the local community.
Tiger Card: Experience AU athletic events by getting your Auburn Tiger Card, which provides free admission for students to most AU athletic events (excludes football games).
Find Help for Specific Needs. Whether during your first few weeks at Auburn University or further in the future, you will likely need assistance regarding a specific concern. Below is a list of various entities within the university system, each designated to assist with certain common student concerns. (You will also find many of these in the resource list of the Graduate Orientation Checklist)
Learn about Assistantships/Employment. Many international students have teaching assistantships or other part-time positions on campus. Remember, as an international student, the terms of your student visa status only allow you to be employed on-campus.
If you have already been offered an assistantship: Please check in with your department to determine if any paperwork or further details are needed to begin your employment.
Language Requirements for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs): International students serving as a GTA are required to submit evidence of satisfactory speaking skills (International Graduate Teaching Assistant Certification of Eligibility for Employment form), demonstrated with the following scores:
If minimum scores are not met, the student should successfully complete a course designed to improve oral communication skills of international teaching assistants. If you do not yet meet requirements for a teaching assistantship, you may be able to find an assistantship without the teaching component.
Resources to find on campus employment:
Last modified: July 11, 2023