Pre-arrival Information

Pre-arrival Newsletter #1 Fall 2013 



Pre-arrival Newsletter #2 Fall 2013

Pre-arrival Newsletter Spring 2014

We in the International Student Services Office look forward to welcoming you to our campus. We want to make your educational experience at the University of Tulsa both rewarding and enjoyable.

Please come to our office (with your passport, I-94, and other immigration documents) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, so we may give you the information necessary to enroll in classes and become acquainted with our university. Consider bringing your national dress, musical instruments and/or artifacts with you to the U.S. You will have many opportunities to share them while you are here, including The University of Tulsa's International Education Week Celebration.

Please see our Exchange Visitor Program Welcome Brochure.

Weather In Oklahoma

Plan to bring warm clothes (including a heavy coat) for the winter season (November to February) and lighter clothes for Summer (June to August). The climate in Tulsa is characterized by rapid weather changes. Temperatures in the winter months range from -10 to 10 Centigrade with summer temperatures ranging from 25 to 40 Centigrade.

Travel Arrangements

Tulsa International Airport is served by most major airlines. Be sure your ticket and luggage destination is Tulsa - airport code TUL. Our campus is located approximately 5 miles southwest from the airport. Taxi fare is approximately $16 USD, not including a tip.

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Arrival Date

The Housing Office will send you written notice of room assignments and move-in details. We suggest you arrive on campus during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, for the best assistance from the University. If you are unable to arrive during these hours, you may contact the university by phoning 918-631-5555 to request assistance.

Hotel Accommodations

If you do not have confirmed housing arrangements or if your family will be traveling with you and need hotel accommodations please see our list of area hotels.

Undergraduate Students Orientation

The office of Student Affairs will send you detailed information about the Orientation program and options available. Students should register at to participate. You may also view the Orientations site.


On-Campus Housing: 

To obtain further information about residence halls or on campus apartments, contact the Office of Housing and Dining Services, The University of Tulsa, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104, phone 918-631-2516, e-mail For the best selection of an apartment that fits your needs, make contact with this office as early as possible.

NOTE: Housing contracts are binding for the full academic year (Fall & Spring Semesters). Cancellation of this contract must be made in writing to Housing & Dining Services, and there are substantial financial penalties for doing so. Please read the section pertaining to cancellations and refunds. Residence halls will be closed over semester break. During this period students living in residence halls will need to find other accommodations.

To make your planning and packing easier, you may want to use this packing checklist developed using suggestions from upper-class students.

PLEASE NOTE - Payment of tuition and fees is due at the beginning of each semester.

Therefore you should make arrangements to have enough U.S. dollars (in traveler's checks, not cash) available upon arrival to cover these fees as well as to cover moving-in expenses--taxi, hotel room, housing and utility deposits, food, etc. The university accepts wire transfers and credit card payments. Visit the following website for methods of payment: Also, be sure you are thoroughly familiar with your government's regulations on transferring funds to the United States. If your program will last more than one year, make sure you have sufficient available funds to cover your entire period of study.

PLEASE NOTE - Students With Families

Students who bring dependents should expect to spend an additional $3,000 per year for a spouse and $1,500 per year for each dependant child.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required of all TU students. You may access the insurance information as well as information regarding TU's Health Center and services provided by clicking here.