International Voice

Arrival Info
Entering the US
Housing & Utilities
Living In Athens

Obtaining a Visa
F-1 Visa
J-1 Visa
Program Extension


Immigration Forms

How to Arrive

Please plan to arrive at Ohio University for Fall 2014 between the following dates: August 11-18, 2014

During these days, Ohio University will provide a discounted shuttle from the Port Columbus International Airport to Athens. Reservations can be made online. For more information about departure times and reservations, please visit http://www.ohio.edu/transportation/airportshuttle.cfm.

If you plan to arrive by car, please follow the link for step-by-step directions from Port Columbus International Airport to Ohio University: Columbus to Athens. You can find more information on car rental companies at Port Columbus International Airport here.


Students living in a residence hall on-campus can move into their room beginning August 11, 2014.

Students using Ohio University’s airport shuttle will check into their room directly upon arrival.

Students using alternative transportation can check into their room between 7:00PM-9:00PM.

Residence halls, more commonly called dorms, are a great place to make new friends. OHIO’s residence halls are furnished with basic amenities which include a bed, desk, chair, and closet. Students will share rooms, bathrooms, and public spaces in residence halls. Most dorms are co-ed with men and women living in the same building.

For students not eligible for on-campus housing, temporary summer housing will be available from July 21 – August 14, 2014. An off-campus housing coordinator will be available during the month of August to assist with housing options. In the meantime, campus housing locations: Off-Campus Housing Map.

For more information about on-campus housing and temporary housing, please visit http://www.ohio.edu/housing/index.cfm.

Immigration Registration

All new students must complete immigration registration with ISFS. Check back soon to register for a timeslot for immigration registration.

You must bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, and I-94 (if available). If you are traveling with dependents, you must bring their documents (passport, I-20 or DS-2019, and I-94 record) with you when you complete immigration registration.

Missing Documents

Students who have not yet received their I-20 or DS-2019 will need to contact admissions.
Please complete all missing paperwork prior to arriving at Ohio University.

Not Sure What To Do Next?

For a step-by-step guide to completing necessary information to prepare for your arrival, please visit http://www.ohio.edu/path/international/index.cfm. You will find the information on activating your OHIO ID and email, housing, health insurance, and more here.

International Student & Faculty Services
Walter International Education Center/15 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Tel: 740.593.4330 | Fax: 740.593.4328 |Email: isfs@ohio.edu
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