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Traveling to the United States and UNH

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Orientation dates vary based on whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student. You should take note of the important dates below and ensure that your travel plans will allow you to arrive prior to your orientation date. Most students will want to arrive in Connecticut 2-3 days before their orientation. If you have not secured housing before arriving, you should plan to go directly to a hotel to stay while looking for a place to live.

Traveling to the United States and the University of New Haven

Please review carefully the following links, which are provided by both the U.S. government and the University. These links contain important information to prepare yourself for traveling to the United States, customs procedures, and making travel arrangements to the University of New Haven.


New International Undergraduate Students - Arriving for International Orientation

Orientation for new international undergraduate students begins on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 on campus. You must make proper travel arrangements to ensure your arrival at the University before Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:00 in the morning.

All students should bring their immigration documents with them to orientation (passport, visa, I-94, all previous I-20s, including original I-20 and dependent's I-20s (or DS-2019).

Classes for undergraduate students begin on Monday, August 25, 2014.


New International Graduate Students - Arriving for International Orientation

Orientation for new international graduate students begins on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 on campus. You must make proper travel arrangements to ensure your arrival at the University before Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:30 in the morning. 

All students should bring their immigration documents with them to orientation (passport, visa, I-94, all previous I-20s, including original I-20 and dependent's I-20s (or DS-2019).

Classes for graduate students begin on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

What do I need to do to complete Step 9?
  • This page contains multiple links that are crucial to ensuring you are prepared to travel to the United States and the University of New Haven. You should review all of the links on this page and make adequate preparations based upon what you read on each page.
  • Each of the links will open in a new window.
  • Once you are satisfied that you are prepared to travel to the United States and the University of New Haven, return to this page and click the sign below to advance to Step 8.
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  1. Questions?

    International students with questions about traveling to the United States and UNH should contact the International Services Office at 203-932-7475 or iso@newhaven.edu. You may also contact the International Admissions staff.
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