All F-1 and J-1 students are required to check in with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).  ISSS must validate arrivals of F-1 and J-1 students in SEVIS and failure to check in with ISSS could result in SEVIS termination.

Undergraduates, Exchange Students, and MBA Students

Undergraduate students, exchange students, and MBA students will complete check-in on the day of their ISSS orientation according to the schedule below. They must bring all required check-in documents to the orientation.

Undergraduate Student Orientation and Check-In: Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 8:00am

Exchange Student Orientation and Check-In: Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 9:00am

MBA Student Orientation and Check-In:

ASW MBA Students:  Friday, July 5, 2019 (Time TBD)

Fall MBA Students: Monday, July 29, 2019 (Time TBD)

MBA Exchange Students: Thursday, August 15 (Time TBD)

Graduate Students: Sign Up for Check-In Online

Graduate students in F-1 or J-1 status (except for MBA students and graduate-level exchange students) must sign up online in advance to attend a pre-scheduled check-in session at ISSS. Students should indicate which session they plan to attend by completing the International Graduate Student Check-In Session Sign-Up form. Students unable to report to ISSS during one of the scheduled check-in sessions must notify ISSS; alternate arrangements can be made in limited cases.  Please sign up for only one check-in session. If you need to change or cancel your check-in session or have difficulty accessing the form, please contact Jessica Larsen at larsenj@email.unc.edu.

Bring the following original documents to ISSS Check-in:

  • Passport
  • Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 (For F-1 and J-1 Students)
  • Form I-94

To retrieve your Form I-94, go to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/. Click on “Get Most Recent I-94”, read the terms and click on “Consent & Continue”, enter your passport details and click on “Next”. If you have any problem retrieving your I-94 or any other questions about this process, please ask an ISSS advisor during your scheduled check-in session or during walk-in advising hours.

Report your U.S. address before ISSS Check-In

Before arriving at ISSS for your check-in session, you should create or update the “SEVIS Immigration Reporting Address” in your Student Center in ConnectCarolina.  You must report your physical U.S. address (the address of where you are staying), even if temporary. If you move, you must report the new address within ten days of moving.  To review instructions on how to report this information, click here.

You must also report your phone number if it has changed.  Confirm that the phone number listed as the “Preferred” phone number in your Student Center in ConnectCarolina is correct.  If it is not or if you wish to report a different phone number as your “Preferred” phone number, correct the information or add a new number and check the box next to it to set it as the preferred number.