Message from Chancellor and Provost to future international Jayhawks


YOU @ KU Orientation

  • "You @ KU" is a week-long orientation program that takes place each August (for students starting coursework in August), January (for students starting coursework in January), and June (for students starting coursework in June). It is designed to ease your transition in to the United States and the University of Kansas. Participants complete all required check-in's, enjoy fun social events, and become better acquainted with the University of Kansas.
  • All undergraduate students regardless of their immigration status and all graduate students in F-1 or J-1 status are required to participate in the You @ KU orientation. Please read below for exemptions.

Pre-Arrival Guide Arrival Dates


Students Exempt from Orientation

Students who are exempt from the You @ KU Orientation are still required to attend the mandatory check-in's. Please review Arrival and Check-In instructions corresponding to your exemption category.


A Sneak Peek of Orientation


Questions?

You can email issorientation@ku.edu for help.

Online registration for Spring 2017 orientation is now closed. Please visit ISS in Strong Hall Room 2, or call 785-864-3617.

Information regarding Fall 2017 orientation is coming soon.

Required Check-in Procedures

All international students must complete all three of the required check-in procedures described below before enrolling. These are typically called "holds" on your student account and prevent enrollment in classes. Some of these "holds" require individual appointments, while others are done through scheduled sessions. Assistance will be provided to you when signing up for appointments during your “YOU at KU” orientation.

 


International Student Services (ISS) Check-In

Approximate completion time 1-2 hours

There are several steps to this process, including copying and reviewing your immigration documents, updating your personal data on a computer, and receiving important information about staying in legal status while studying in the U.S. Bring your passport, visa, I-20 (F-1 status) or DS-2019 (J-1 status), I-94 Printout (from https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov), and any other documents that verify your immigration status. If you are in a dependent status, you should likewise bring evidence of the status for the person from whom your status is derived. Also, have your local address, international address, and emergency contact information with you.

There is a $35 charge to complete the ISS ARRIVAL check-in. All students will have this $35 fee billed to their student account upon completion of their ISS ARRIVAL Check-in.


Applied English Center (AEC) Check-In

http://www.aec.ku.edu/
Approximate completion time: 4.5 hours if testing is required

All international students must have their English proficiency evaluated by the AEC. Bring your original TOEFL, IELTS scores, or an original diploma from an English-based institution, if you have them. If testing is required, you must register for the test by 3 p.m. the business day before a test date. You need to be in the U.S. for 24 hours before you can take the AEC test. It may take up to two weekdays to get your test results.


Watkins Health Services (WHS) Check-In

http://www.studenthealth.ku.edu/
Approximate completion time: 1 hour

When you come for your Health Services Check-in, bring your completed Health History and Immunization Screening History forms. These forms should have been mailed in your admission packet.  If you are missing the forms, please refer back to Prepare Health Documents.

You will also be given a Tuberculosis (TB) screening and complete the following immunization requirements, if not previously completed

  • TWO vaccinations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Meningococcal Meningitis Immunization or waiver

 

Students Exempt from Orientation

Students who are exempt from the You @ KU Orientation are still required to attend the mandatory check-in's. Please review Arrival and Check-In instructions corresponding to your exemption category.


 
 


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