New student checklist


What to do

Location, resources

Before traveling to EMU

Check out the Study in the States website for useful information

Obtain and 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 only) and finances.Contact International Admissions ( if there are any issues with your I-20 or DS-2019.

Learn about EMU from team HELLO!

Team HELLO! is a group of current students and will be sharing their experiences at EMU on a blog and during chat

Apply for your visa

For information, visit:

Activate your my.emich account

See for more information. If you have questions, please contact the I.T. Helpdesk:

Sign up for UNITED International Student Orientation Attendance is mandatory.

Sign up for Immigration Check-in This will allow OIS to register you in the U.S. immigration system. Attendance is mandatory.


  •   Information about living on campus and off campus is at On campus housing fills up quickly!
  •   No temporary housing is available on campus. You must stay in a hotel if you do not have housing arrangements when you arrive.
  • Register for Classes

    For more information about classes and who to contact, visit  Click on your degree level for information about registration.

    Health insurance and vaccines

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

    You will get your first eBill after you register for classes. More information can be found at  




    Travelling to EMU


    Visit our travel webpage

    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

    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




    After you arrive to EMU

    Update your address in my.emich

    For instructions, visit:

    EMU student I.D. card

    EagleOne office in 201 Pierce Hall;

    Attend UNITED International

    Student Orientation

    Registration and details can be found at Attendance is mandatory.

    Let us know you are here!

    Attend Immigration Check-in

    Registration is at Bring your documents and 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


    Join us on social media! and Twitter: @GlobalEMU.