Before Arrival

Use these resources to begin planning for your first days on campus.

New to NU Newsletter

New to NU is a monthly newsletter for new international students. Information in New to NU will help you prepare to leave home and arrive in Evanston/Chicago.

Transportation from the airport

Your first step will be to travel from O'Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport to our Evanston campus. Learn about transit options and find directions.

Required immigration check-in and student orientation

Students, visitors, and employees are required to check-in after arrival in the United States. For all students, J-1 visitors, and H-1B and E-3 employees, this means visiting the International Office within five business days of arrival. Students must also attend an orientation session hosted by our office.

Read about your specific check-in requirements:

Moving in and getting acclimated

Plan for housing and other details of daily life.