Checking-In at BU

As you get closer to your arrival date, you should have been in communication with the International Office and advised them of your arrival plans. If you are arriving at Louisville International Airport, we will make arrangements to pick you up. Once you arrive on campus, we will help get you settled into the student residence halls and orient you to the campus and the services that are provided.

Shortly after your arrival, there will be a mandatory International Orientation Session, which will cover many issues and familiarize you to the campus, city, services, policies, and your responsibilities as an international student.

In addition to the orientation, you are required to check-in with the designated school official (ARO for J-1 students and the DSO for F-1 students) in order to complete the required U.S. government process. Failure to do so will result in you being automatically removed from the system and in violation of your visa.