International Students

New Student Check-In and Orientation

COVID-19 Update

Ohio State continues to monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19 and is taking appropriate steps to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community. As circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are constantly changing, adjustments to in-person orientation programming may be necessary.

Immigration Check-In and Orientation-specific updates will be posted on this website. For general information on Ohio State’s response to the pandemic, visit

Welcome, new students! This section provides undergraduate and graduate students with important steps to take before arriving at Ohio State.

To find out more about housing, health information, fee payments, scheduling the mandatory immigration check-in and when to attend orientation, visit Pre-Arrival Messages and click on the semester that you’ll be starting in.

There is also a section featuring frequently asked questions. The FAQ covers visa information, SEVIS fee, placement tests, tuition, arriving at Ohio State, health screening and vaccinations, and immigration check-in and orientation.

We are excited to have you join our Buckeye family!