International Student Checklist

After the VISA Interview

  • International StudentsContact International Student Services for shuttle sign-up and the Orientation schedule.
  • Make airline reservations and travel arrangements.
  • Get missing immunizations, including an English-language translation of the record.
  • Consider prescription medications you may need with a copy of your doctor’s prescription.
  • Put your I-20 or DS-2019, financial documents, passport, immunization records and admission letter in your carry-on luggage.

On the Plane

  • Complete your I-94 and customs declaration form during the plane ride.

At the U.S. Port of Entry (Customs Area)

  • Give the immigration official your I-20 or DS-2019, passport and customs declaration form with the I-94 form attached.
  • Before you leave, be certain that the immigration official stamped both your I-94 card and I-20 or DS-2019 with either F1 D/S or J1 D/S.

Upon Arrival

  • Check in at the Office of Student Life – International Student Services!
  • Attend the orientation program.
  • Get your D&E ID card and bring your I-20 or DS-2019, passport and I-94 card.
  • Present immunization records to Office of Student Life.
  • Pay tuition and health insurance fee.
  • If you plan to live off campus, read the international student off campus housing policy.