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Orientation and Immigration Check-In for International Students


 All new students are required to attend their respective orientation program, as well as check in at OISS within 15 days of arrival in the U.S.  Make sure your travel plans accordingly.
Please note that failure to attend orientation and check-in with OISS will result in a hold being placed on your student record and may affect your immigration status.  

2018 International Mandatory Spring Orientation:

Friday, January 12, 2018, at 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Sewall Hall 307

Check-in Process and Times:

All new international students must have formally checked in with OISS by the first week of classes. For the check-in process, students must bring originals and copies of all immigration documents -- passport, visa, I-94, and I-20/DS-2019. Students will be asked to complete OISS's Check-in Form and meet with an advisor. During the check-in process, the OISS advisor will verify the immigration documents, provide general information and  immigration compliance reminders. The advisor will also go over the Check-In Checklist to help you complete your set-up on campus.

Spring Semester Mandatory Immigration Check-In Times for Students:

Students must bring originals and copies of all immigration documents. 

Check-ins will be in the OISS, Lovett Hall, Entrance A, Room 201.

Check-in appointments are available in January daily at 2:00 p.m. Scheduling in advance is recommended.