Canadian students are not required to have a visa to enter the U.S. At the port of entry to the U.S., state that you are entering for the purpose of studying. Please be sure to obtain an I-94 "Arrival and Departure" card from the immigration officer and request that s/he stamps your I-20 or DS-2019. You are required to present the following documents at the port of entry:
I-20 or DS-2019 from the University of Portland
Proof of payment of the SEVIS I-901 fee
Canadian passport (call ISS at 503-943-7367 if you are unable to get a passport by the date you plan to enter the U.S.)
Verification of financial resources (bank statement, GTF contract, scholarship award letter, etc.)
Questions? Contact the Office of International Student Services by e-mail or call 503-943-7367.