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Pre-Arrival Overview

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign! We are excited to welcome you to campus. The resources below will help you prepare for your arrival to campus and time at the university.

It is crucial to read all university correspondence prior to arrival. You will be given specific instructions and guidance from various units on campus, including the Office of Undergraduate Admissions/Graduate College, your college and/or department, and International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS).

If you will enter the US in F-1 or J-1 (U of I sponsored) status, you will receive your initial I-20 or DS-2019 from either the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate College . Please reach out to these offices directly for further questions about your first document.

Journey to Campus

This video series provides new incoming international students with a brief introduction to life on campus.

Part 1: Getting Started

Part 2: Transitioning

Part 3: Becoming a Successful Student

After you Arrive