Check-In

check-in

The University of Cincinnati looks forward to the arrival of all of our new students. All new students must schedule a check-in with UC International Services prior to arrival. You should report to the check-in that immediately follows your arrival in Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. You must arrive in Cincinnati in time to complete a Check-in before classes begin and attend the New International Student Conference or College Orientation. The earliest you may enter the U.S. is 30 days before the start date on your I-20/DS-2019.

If you do not come to immigration check-in, we are required to cancel your student immigration status. Follow the instructions below to register for check-in and ensure you bring all necessary documents with you.


WHEN TO SCHEDULE YOUR CHECK-IN

You will schedule a check-in date using iBearcatsGlobal. Before you complete a check-in request, you must: 

number one

Receive your visa. For information on what type of visa you need, refer to our visa & immigration section.

number 2

Reserve your flight to Cincinnati.

Then, after you submit your check-in request:

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Complete all of the items on the Pre-Arrival Checklist. The checklist is located on iBearcatsGlobal under "Limited iStart Services."


UPCOMING CHECK-IN DATES

Summer Semester

  • May 4, 2017

Fall Semester

  • August 7, 2017
  • August 11, 2017
  • August 14, 2017
    • Undergraduate & Exchange students must attend this date.
  • August 17, 2017

 

New International Graduate Student Conference

  • August 16, 2017

 

Undergraduate College Conference

  • August 15, 2017
  • August 16, 2017

 

HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR CHECK-IN

number one

Go to iBearcatsGlobal and click on the "Limited iStart Services" link.

number 2

Click on the "Admission and Orientation" link.

number 3

Select "Registration for New International Student Check-In" for the semester when you will arrive.


WHAT TO BRING TO CHECK-IN

You should bring the following items with you to check-in:

  • your passport
  • your I-94 card
  • your I-20/DS-2019