The University of Akron welcomes a group of new international students at welcome reception.

Plan your Arrival to The University of Akron

We are eager to welcome you to Akron and assist you in achieving your academic and career goals!

Please read this page carefully and follow the steps below to ensure you are fully prepared for your travels to The University of Akron and our region.

Note to admitted students:

If you have not already confirmed your admission, please complete the correct form linked below to let us know your plans.

If you are unable to arrive before the start of the semester, you may request to defer your admission using one the forms below.

Arriving to the US and Akron

See our Return to Campus information for new and returning students.

Information to help prepare you for Akron:

Section 1 | Before you Arrive

  • Immigration: Get your I-20 or DS-2019
  • Getting to Akron
  • Choose housing
  • Pre-purchase bedding & towels
  • Set up your UA email
  • Confirmation fees
  • For undergraduate students only

See details

Section 2 | Orientation & Class Registration

  • Online orientation
  • On-campus orientation
  • Class registration
  • Vaccinations and Tuberculosis (TB) testing

See details

Section 3 | After you arrive

  • Required immigration check in
  • Health insurance
  • Paying bills
  • Banks
  • Cell phone
  • Updating your personal information and emergency notifications

See details

Section 4 | Other Information

  • For parents
  • For students under 18 years old
  • For Global Nomads/Third Culture Kids

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