international student check-in
What is International Student Check-In?
You must report for Check-in at the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). The Check-in procedure consists of Electronic Data Collection (please do this prior to checking in at ISSS) and the review of all data and immigration documents by an ISSS advisor. If there is an ISSS registration hold, it will be lifted at that time. Check-In is required in order for ISSS to validate your student immigration status.
Dates and Times
June 3 - June 5, Monday - Wednesday
8am - 5pm
Turner Student Services Building
610 E. John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
August 5 - 14 at ISSS (8am - 5pm, M-F)
Check-In is CLOSED for moving on Thursday, August 15
Check-In will RE-OPEN on Friday, August 16 at Illini Union
August 16 - 23 at Illini Union* (8am - 5pm, M - F)
*Includes Weekend Check-in on Sunday, August 18 (10am - 4pm)
Click here for more information about different orientations.
We also encourage you to read through the Pre-Arrival and Life as an International Student sections on the website, for more information about what to expect as a student at the University of Illinois.
When do I need to arrive on campus?
You may arrive as early as 30 days prior to the beginning date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019. You MUST arrive on campus by the start date listed on your I-20. The start date listed may be earlier than the actual start date of the semseter. It is in your best interest to arrive with enough time to complete the Check-In process with ISSS, register for classes, settle into your new housing accommodation, and become familiar with campus.
SEMESTER START DATES
Summer 2013: Monday, June 10
Fall 2013: Monday, August 26
What will happen if I arrive late?
Newly admitted freshman and transfer undergraduates must arrive by the “no-later-than” report or start date indicated on the I-20 or DS-2019. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will not give approval for arriving after this date.
Degree seeking students with extenuations or hardships may submit a delay-of-admission request to a future term (spring or fall). The request must be submitted prior to the “no later than” report or start date indicated on the I-20 or DS-2019. Delay-of-admission requests for unique opportunities must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start date listed on the document.
For non-hardship issues such as financial, visa, and flight-booking difficulties, students will not be granted a delay of admission and are invited to consider applying to a future term.
Any student who arrives after the “no-later-than” report or start date indicated on the I-20 or DS-2019 will do so at their own risk and should contact their college office. Such late-arriving students may not be allowed to enroll.
Most programs will not allow any late arrivals - please contact the Graduate College and your department if you do not think you can arrive on time.