Late Arrival

Students who have their F-1 Visa and cannot arrive by and the start of classes, Monday, August 23, 2021, should arrive no later than August 30, 2021, and need to do the following:

If you are an undergraduate student and will arrive between Monday, August 16, 2021, and the start of classes, Monday, August 23, 2021,  you must do the following: 

Bring admissions letter and list of registered classes with them during travel in addition to their I-20 or DS-2019 and Visa. In case students are pulled into a secondary inspection they can show the immigration officer when their classes start.

If you will arrive late and you are unable to attend orientation, please contact your academic advisor to schedule a virtual advising appointment (Skype or email).  Click here to locate your academic advisor and click here to review the course registration guide.

If you are a graduate student and will arrive between Monday, August 16, 2021, and the start of classes, Monday, August 23, 2021, you must do the following:

Bring admissions letter and list of registered classes with them during travel in addition to their I-20 or DS-2019 and Visa. In case students are pulled into a secondary inspection they can show the immigration officer when their classes start.

If students arrive after the start of their classes, they must do the following:

Bring admissions letter and list of registered classes with them during travel in addition to their I-20 or DS-2019 and Visa. They must also bring a letter signed by their department chair indicating the latest date they can arrive on campus and still be enrolled in all of their courses.

IMPORTANT -- If you are an undergraduate student AND you will miss one or more classes due to late arrival, we strongly advise you to get written permission from each professor.  Please keep these letters with your passport and I-20.  You may have to show these letters at port of entry upon arrival in the US.