New Student Mandatory Visa Check-in

All new F-1 and J-1 international students are required to report to ISSS within 15 days of the program start date.  Failure to complete check-in may result in the termination of your SEVIS record and loss of your F-1 or J-1 status.

There are several check-in times depending on when you will be starting and which type of student you are. Please see the section below to assure you know your check-in information.

Summer Sessions 2014                                         

Summer Session 1
Date: Friday, June 20, 2014
Time:

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location:

Room 201 Classroom Unit Building

Summer Session 2
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Time:

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location:

Room 201 Classroom Unit Building


Summer Start 2014

Summer Start
Date: Monday, July 29, 2014
Time:

To be announced. This will be part of your orientation programming

Location:

To be announced


Fall Quarter 2014

Graduate Students
Dates: Fridays on September 5, 12, and 19
Time:

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:

Room 201 Classroom Unit Building

RSVP online: September 5

September 12

September 19

F-1 Undergraduate Frosh Students
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time:

To be announced. This will be part of your mandatory international student orientation program.

Location:

To be announced

F-1 Undergraduate Transfer Students
Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Time:

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:

Room 001 Classroom Unit Building

UCEAP Reciprocity Students
Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time:

To be announced. This will be part of your mandatory international student orientation program.

Location:

To be announced

Make-up Session for All Degree Seeking Students
Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Time:

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:

Room 001 Classroom Unit Building

You must bring the following documents to the check-in meeting:

  1. Original passport
  2. Original I-20 (F-1 student) or DS-2019 (J-1 Exchange Visitor)
  3. Photocopy of the paper or electronic I-94 Departure/Arrival record.  The electronic I-94 is accessible at www.cbp.gov/i94, about 48 hours after arrival in the U.S. For more information, please visit http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/i-94_instructions/.
  4. Photocopy of your passport identity page
  5. Photocopy of the F-1 or J-1 visa (Canadian citizens exempt)
  6. Photocopy of Form I-20 or DS-2019 (include previous I-20s/DS-2019s if transfer student)
  7. Photocopy of admission stamp in passport (with "F-1 D/S" or "J-1 D/S" notation)

Please make copies of immigration documents AFTER arriving in the U.S.  Copy machines are located in campus libraries (McHenry or Science & Engineering). At the check-in meeting, an International Student Advisor will review your documents and present information to help you stay legal while in the U.S.   At anytime after arriving in the U.S., update your local (U.S. residential address) and permanent home country address in your student (MyUCSC) portal.

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