New student checklist

To ensure a successful transition to your new campus and home, please carefully read the following two sides of information.

 

What to do

Location, resources

After you are admitted to EMU

Visit the Study in the States website

The Study in the States website has great information about visas, traveling, forms and your arrival!http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/start-here

Review your I-20 or DS-2019

Make sure the following items are correct: name, date of birth, country of birth, country of citizenship, major, degree level, English language proficiency (on I-20) and finances.

Pay SEVIS I-901 fee

Pay your SEVIS I-901 fee at www.fmjfee.com/i901fee. Make sure you keep the receipt! You will need it when you travel into the U.S. the first time and each time you re-enter while studying.

Make your visa appointment

Contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate near you to learn how to make an appointment and the required documents needed at www.usembassy.gov.

 

 

 

Before traveling to EMU

Check your email for updates!

Check your email regularly for information from the Office of International Students and the rest of the EMU campus.

Activate your my.emich account

See www.emich.edu/ois/studentaccounts for more information. If you have questions, please contact the I.T. Helpdesk: www.emich.edu/it/help/help_desk.

Sign up for UNITED International Student Orientation

www.emich.edu/ois/orientation Attendance is mandatory.

Sign up for Immigration Check-in

www.emich.edu/ois/checkin This will allow OIS to register you in the U.S. immigration system. Attendance is mandatory.

Housing

  On campus and off campus housing information: www.emich.edu/ois/housing

Register for Classes

For more information about classes and who to contact, visit www.emich.edu/ois/classes.  Click on your degree level for information about registration. Classes fill up quickly- make sure you contact an academic advisor before arriving to EMU.

Health insurance and vaccines

  •   You will automatically receive Eastern Michigan University Health Insurance when  you register for classes. More information is available at www.emich.edu/ois/insurance.
  •   Recommended vaccines can be found at www.emich.edu/ois/insurance.
  •   If you have questions, please contact the Snow Health Center at health_service@emich.edu.
  • Pay tuition fees

    You will get your first eBill after you register for classes. More information can be found at www.emich.edu/ois/financial.  

     

     

     

    Travelling to EMU

    Travel

    Visit our travel webpage www.emich.edu/ois/flightarrangements.

    Have the proper immigration

    documents with you

    (EMU I-20 or DS-2019, passport, visa, I-901 SEVIS receipt, admission letter). More information is available at www.emich.edu/ois/flightarrangements.

    Transportation from the airport to campus

    Have the name and address of the place where you will be staying. More information about taxis can be found at www.emich.edu/ois/flightarrangements.

     

     

     

    After you arrive to EMU

    Check your email for updates!

    Check your email regularly for information from the Office of International Students and the rest of the EMU campus.

    Update your address in my.emich

    For instructions, visit: http://www.emich.edu/ois/addresschange

    EMU student I.D. card

    EagleOne office in 201 Pierce Hall; www.emich.edu/sbs/eagleone/index.php. Make sure you put your local address in my.emich.edu before going to EagleOne office!

    Attend UNITED International

    Student Orientation

    Registration and details can be found at www.emich.edu/ois/orientation. Attendance is mandatory.

    Let us know you are here!

    Attend Immigration Check-in

    Registration is at www.emich.edu/ois/checkin. Bring your documents and complete the online New Student Information Sheet. This will allow OIS to register you in the U.S. immigration system. If you do not attend, you are at risk of your immigration record being terminated and returning home.

    Get Involved!

    Check out the many events and activities hosted by OIS www.emich.edu/ois/calendar.

     

    Join us on social media!

    www.facebook.com/ois.emu and Twitter: @GlobalEMU.