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Graduate Students admitted in an immigration status other than F-1/J-1

(ex. H-1B/H-4, E-2, L-1/L-2, TN/TD, etc.)

  • If you are planning to change to F-1/J-1 status for your first semester, ignore the instructions below and follow mandatory orientation procedures.
  • If you are an Undergraduate student (even if in a status other than F-1/J-1), ignore the instructions below and follow mandatory orientation procedures.
  • If you are a readmitted or Edwards campus student, please use the links below

Orientation

For graduate (ex. Master's, PhD) students, orientation is only mandatory for students in (or planning on changing to) F-1 or J-1 status.  You are, however, encouraged to attend if you wish.  Orientation is the best way to complete the various required check-ins and learn about your new campus. You can find more information and register for orientation on our website.


Graduate Student (Non F-1/J-1) Program Start Dates
Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018
All Students:
Tuesday 5/30/2017
Grad Non F/J Students:
  Monday 8/14/2017*
Grad Non F/J Students:
Monday 1/8/2018*

*Arriving this late does not guarantee that you will be able to complete all of your required check-ins in order to enroll before the first day of classes.  Late enrollment fees will be assessed if enrolling on/after the first day of classes.


Required Check-ins

Although orientation is not mandatory for a graduate student NOT in F-1 or J-1 status, you must still complete the following required check-ins before you are allowed to enroll:

  • ISS ARRIVE check-in 
  • Watkins Health Center check-in 
  • Applied English Center check-in   

How to sign up for these required check-ins
Lawrence campus students
  • Participating in "You at KU" Orientation? If so, these required check-ins will be taken care of during the orientation schedule.
  • If you're not going through “You at KU” Orientation, come to the ISS front desk before your published arrival date (chart above) to sign up for your ISS check-in and receive information on appointments for the Watkins Health Center and Applied English Center check-ins.
Edwards campus students
  • If you are an Edwards campus student AND you are NOT in J-1 status (ex. H-1B, H-4, E-2), you may have an option to take care of some of the required check-ins at the Edwards Campus.
  • Please review the ISS-Edwards Campus page to find out about your options.


Presidential Executive Order Update & Information

Message from Associate Vice Provost Charles Bankart regarding Supreme Court Decision on Trump Executive Order

State Department Cable regarding Implementing the Executive Order

International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
 
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist

Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Orders--NAFSA

International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist--The Chronicle

Information related to the March 6 Executive Order

Information related to the January 27 Executive Order

 

 
 


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