Loyola University Chicago

International Student and Scholar Services

Immigration Check-In and Orientation

Fall 2018

Immigration Check-In  is a short 15 minute procedure for you to report to the U.S. Immigration services that you are present and ready to start your studies at LUC. This is a mandatory step after you arrive. Immigration check-in will only be held during designated times at the Lake Shore Campus, Sullivan Center, Room 206.

To check-in, please bring the following documents:

  • Passport
  • U.S. Visa page 
  • I-20 (for F-1) or DS-2019 (for J-1) issued by Loyola University Chicago
  • All previous I-20s or DS-2019s (if applicable) 
  • I-94 (retrieve from the CBP Website)

The times for Immigration Check-In are:

  • Tuesday, August 21 at 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22 at 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Thursday, August 23 at 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Friday, August 24 at 1 pm - 4 pm

 Schedule your check-in


The International Student and Scholar (ISS) Orientation is a separate orientation event mandatory for incoming F-1 and J-1 students. 

The ISS orientation will be on Sunday, August 26 from 9 am to 4 pm, at the Damen Student Center MPR (second floor). The orientation will include:

  • Immigration Compliance
  • Health and Wellness
  • Academic Integrity and Support 
  • Getting Settled in Chicago
  • Global Engagement Programs
  • Undergraduate Student Panel and Support
  • Graduate Student Panel and Support

See the Orientation Schedule

Register for Orientation.