Prepare for Your Stay in the United States
Remember, you should arrive in the United States no earlier than 30 days prior to and no later than the reporting date listed on page 1, section #5 of your I-20. Students arriving at the port of entry more than 30 days prior to their reporting date, or any day after their reporting date run a high risk of being denied entry to the United States, and sent back home immediately. Please contact OIS if you will not be able to arrive by the reporting date listed on your I-20.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DATES ARE WRITTEN month/day/year. If your I-20 has an arrival date of 04/01/17, your arrival date would be April 1, 2017.
You may arrange and purchase any flight of your choice according to your needs. Arranging and paying for your flight is your responsibility!
Urbana University offers on campus housing. Please see our housing page for more information.
Unless otherwise arranged with Urbana University prior to arrival, you are responsible for your transportation from the airport to wherever you need to go when you arrive. You must make arrangements for someone to pick you up from the airport and have a place to stay.
While you are traveling, if you are delayed or your flight schedule changes, be sure to notify Urbana University or the person picking you up from the airport so that they can appropriately meet your flight.
Finally, after you have made all of your arrangements, please be sure you are packing everything you will need while you’re in the United States. Weather in Urbana, Ohio, varies depending on the season you will be here and can fluctuate frequently. We suggest you consult our packing suggestion list.