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Starting your SNHU Experience: Check In and Orientation

You will receive a series of welcome emails prior to beginning your studies at SNHU. The emails will include details on International Student Check-in and Orientation including the dates you must arrive by. Please pay close attention to the information within these emails to ensure you have the best start at SNHU.

For check-in, you will need to bring with you the following documents:

  • Passport with visa
  • DS-2019 or I-20
    • If transferring from another US university, bring all I-20s they issued to you
    • If you have dependents on F-2 or J-2 visas, bring all of their immigration documents with you as well
  • Original medical documents with English translations

International Student Orientation

We want your university experience to have the best start, so we have developed “Week of Welcome” (W.O.W.) program intended to help you settle into life at SNHU. W.O.W. is run by our student welcome crew, who will guide you through the basic essentials of check-in, lead social activities and be with you during orientation. 

The orientation program provides you with key information about the university, its departments, resources and engagement opportunities. During orientation, We’ll also discuss the state department immigration regulations that you need to know in order to maintain your immigration status.