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 your travel plans accordingly.
Please note that failure to attend both the international orientation and an immigration check-in with OISS will result in a hold being placed on your student record and may affect your immigration status.
International MBA Students – A combined immigration check-in and orientation will take place during the pre-term period. This mandatory session is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019, OISS office & Sewall Hall 309.
Undergraduates & Undergraduate Exchange Students – The mandatory Immigration Check-In and I-PREP (international – Preparatory and Regulatory Education Program) will take place Friday - Sunday, August 16 - 18, 2019. These activities take place before O-Week. For complete details about the program, including where to stay, visit the I-PREP webpage.
Graduate Students – Must attend both a mandatory Immigration Check-In (details below) and the Graduate International Orientation (GIO) held on Monday and Tuesday, August 19 - 20, 2019 in Herzstein Hall. For complete details, please visit the GIO webpage.
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 or other relevant immigration document. Copies (free to you) may also be made at OISS prior to your check-in. Check-ins will be in OISS, Lovett Hall, Entrance A, Room 201. For more information on check-in times, please refer to your welcome packet from OISS.
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.
MBA and Undergraduate students should complete the check-in requirement in connection with their orientation program. For graduate students here are the preferred check-in times (please note that graduate students with a summer start date must check in within 15 days of their arrival and may not wait until August to complete this requirement):
Thursday, August 15
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 16
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, August 19
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.