Preparing for Arrival
Prepare for your move by acquiring housing, necessary immunizations and health requirements, and more. Explore all of our pre-arrival resources.
Before You Leave
Take the steps to obtain on-campus or off-campus housing and fulfilling health requirements, including getting immunizations and student health insurance.
Plan Your Arrival
F-1 and J-1 students may not arrive to the U.S. more than 30 days before the start date listed on the F-1 I-20 or the J-1 DS-2019. This requirement, as well as the student check-in and orientation dates, will need to be considered when arranging travel. Lean more about:
- Arrival, including inspection at the Port of Entry, and mandatory check-in
- Travel to Northwestern University from local airports