Students will 'check in' on the first day of required International Student Orientation
(refer to Important Dates).

**To 'check-in' you need your I-20 / DS-2019 and passport**

Summer (June), Fall 2 (October) & Spring 2 (March)

For the IEP-only orientations: Summer Semester (June), Fall 2 Semester (October), and Spring 2 Semester (March), the 'Check-In' will be at the International Center.


Fall Semester (August) & Spring Semester (January)

The 'Check-In' event for Fall Semester (August) and Spring Semester (January) is held in the University Center -- report to the 3rd floor lobby to begin the check-in process. Students may come at any time between 10:00am - 1:00pm to the 'Check-In' event to take care of the necessary items-- please allow for 1 - 2 hours to complete the 'Check-In' checklist. Lunch will be provided at the event.

At the 'Check-In' event, students will receive a checklist to:

  • Get their photo ID card
  • Get the required TB Test (and meningitis vaccination, if needed)
  • Print and scan their immigration documents
  • Register with SEVIS
  • Access Portal and update local address, telephone number, and emergency contact
  • Present any pending documents which were not previously submitted. This may include a final transcript, degree certificate, or diploma. You must do so promptly upon arrival to avoid any delays in course enrollment.
  • Learn about banking options, health insurance, and undergraduate placement testing for Math and English courses (if applicable)

There will be International Orientation Ambassadors along with other student volunteers and OIES staff to help students complete their 'Check-In' checklist on the first day of orientation, and they will continue to help out throughout the week of orientation.



International Village Admin Building 101 – Located at:
1025 N. Sprigg St.
Cape Girardeau, MO

International Education and Services
One University Plaza, MS2000
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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