Practical Matters

The resources in this section can help provide guidance as you adjust to life at Northwestern and in the United States.

Getting settled

Use these resources to plan for arrival, including making the trip from airport to campus, securing housing in Evanston, and completing required steps, such as checking in or attending student orientation.

Work and travel restrictions

Depending on your visa category, your employment options may be limited or require additional authorization. Travel options may be similarly limited.

Legal requirements

Most students, employees, and longer-term visitors will be required to apply for identification cards and/or a driver's license, acquire a Social Security Number, and pay taxes. These pages will guide you through these procedures.