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Arrivals

Be prepared for going through immigration upon your arrival to the U.S.

Have your original, signed I-20 ready to show the immigration officer, along with your passport and US visa. Make sure that your I-20 and your I-94 card are both stamped with “F-1, D/S”; keep the stamped I-94 card in your passport.

If you submitted your travel plans to JWU and are scheduled to arrive between 8am and 9pm, a representative from JWU will meet you at the airport, bus station or train station and bring you to the hotel or to your residence hall.

If you are staying at the hotel, check in at the front desk. You will be given a JWU welcome folder, including an initial schedule for your first few days on campus. The business day after you arrive, a JWU representative will meet you at the hotel at 8:30am and will take you to the International Center, where we will discuss everything that you must do before your classes begin. (Business days are Mon-Fri, but do not include holidays.)

If you will be living on campus, a representative from JWU will take you directly to your dorm where you will be given a JWU welcome folder, including an initial schedule for your first few days on campus.