New Internationals

Regarding COVID-19:

Rhodes is carefully observing the COVID-19 phenomenon with a careful eye to the health and safety of our student, faculty, and staff community. All updates about the Fall 2020 Semester will be posted on our COVID Updates pages. Also, our staff will communicate important international student updates to you, specifically, as soon as we have them.


This year, we are especially excited to welcome our new international students to the Rhodes community!

When Can I Move In?

  • All international students will arrive on Monday, August  17, 2020. Please Note: There are no exceptions to posted dates and times for moving onto campus.
  • International Student Orientation is from August 17-20, 2020.
  • Staff members from Rhodes will pick you up from the airport.
  • Read the 2020-2021 Pre-Arrival Guide!

The schedule for International Student Orientation will be posted in July. Orientation will include:

  • Class registration
  • Immigration information
  • Opening bank accounts
  • Cell phones/SIM cards
  • Campus safety and security
  • The Rhodes Honor System
  • The Rhodes academic setting
  • Making your Rhodes ID cards
  • Outings off-campus to explore local Memphis attractions
  • Lots of fun times getting acquainted with new friends

Please see our Living In Memphis​ link about information regarding everyday items once arriving in Memphis.

(Please note this information is for Fall entry only, if you would like more information about your entry to Rhodes College in the Spring, please contact Dr. Hillis.)