International Student Orientation and Check-In

International Student Orientation

Meet new students, learn about important F-1/J-1 visa rules, learn about campus resources and ask questions.  We have separate orientation sessions for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Congratulations to students admitted for Summer/Fall 2019!  We will post more information on our 2019 orientations soon!

Immigration Check-In

All F-1 and J-1 students are REQUIRED to "check-in" at the Office of International Student and Scholar Services within five days of your arrival on campus or at your predetermined check-in session (such as an international student orientation session).  This is required by U.S. federal law.  

All incoming international students will have a registration hold placed on their records.  This means you will not be able to register for classes until you check in at the IO!

Check-in requirements

1. Please bring the following original documents with you for check-in: 

  • I-20 or DS-2019;
  • Biographical page of passport;
  • F-1 or J-1 visa stamp

2. Download and complete the International Student Check-In Form.

3. Be ready to provide a complete U.S. address.