International Student Services: Admitted Students
Fall 2016 International Student Orientation Schedule - To be posted in June 2016
The enrollment confirmation deposit can be paid by money order, check, cash, or through PeerTransfer (contact Student Accounts at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this free wire transfer option). Do not send cash through the postal mail.
Most international students at University of Portland hold an F-1 visa which gives them permission to live in the United States while pursuing an academic degree. If you do not live in the U.S. (and are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident), you need to apply for an F-1 visa. You will receive a form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) from ISS after you are accepted and have submitted the required financial documents. The US Embassy requires this form along with an application for an F-1 student visa. All visa application requirements and interview information are listed on the US Embassy website in your home country. Due to processing times, it is advised that you begin the application process for your visa two months prior to your arrival.
If you already live in the United States with an F-1 visa, review the Transfer-In Process . If you are residing in the US on another non-immigrant visa or would like information about becoming an F1 visa holder, please let us know.
International freshman students are required to live on campus during their first year. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to live on campus. If you are concerned living on-campus may interfere with religious dietary practices, worship space or other personal issues please contact an international student advisor. Most requests can be accommodated by residence life and our campus dining service. To secure your space in the residence halls, you must complete an online housing application by May 1st.Transfer students may choose to live off campus, either in an apartment, a house or with a host family. We recommend living as close to campus as possible. To learn more these options, check out Living in Portland on our website.
Prior to arriving at UP, please visit the University Health Center's Patient Portal to submit your health history information and vaccination dates. Make sure to complete the section on measles vaccination. If you are unable to receive a measles vaccination in your home country, it is possible to get one upon arrival. During orientation we will visit the University Health Center so that you may turn in any necessary documents or ask questions as needed.