Loyola University Chicago

International Student and Scholar Services

New Student Orientation

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 Fall 2019 Immigration Check-In are:

  • Monday, August 19 from 1pm - 4pm
  • Tuesday, August 20 from 9am - 12pm
  • Thursday, August 22 from 1pm - 4pm
  • Friday, August 23 from 9am - 12 pm

Students are welcome to complete their immigration check-in during any of the times listed above; however, immigration check-in MUST be completed during the week of August 19th.


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

Orientation times and dates will be released shortly; until then, here is a preview of the topics that wil be reviewed during orientation:

  • 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