Hotel Stay

To secure your complimentary stay of two nights at a hotel, you must first make reservations and submit a completed travel request form (39K PDF) by the required due date.

Weekend arrivals are strongly discouraged because university staff is not available to assist with arrival services. If you arrive prior to or after the hotel availability dates, transportation and housing services will only be available on a limited basis.

Complimentary rooms are only available from Sun-Wed and are subject to availability. If you arrive on Thu, Fri or Sat, you will be required to pay for the room. Stays that extend beyond the two free nights will also incur room charges.

Family or friends who want to stay at a JWU hotel facility may reserve a room, if available, but this will not be considered part of the complimentary stay extended to new international students. New students who choose to stay in the same room with family or friends will be responsible for the full cost of the room.

You will share your room with up to two other new international students. Smoking is not allowed in the guest rooms. Once you secure a residence hall assignment or off-campus apartment, you will be directed as to when to check out. Make sure to have with you your passport, your I-94 card and I-20 form, as well as money for opening a bank account.