International Students

Pre-Arrival 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 is 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 go.osu.edu/coronavirus.


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

To find out more about housing, health information, fee payments, how to schedule the mandatory immigration check-in and when to attend orientation, undergraduate students should visit, Undergraduate Pre-Arrival, and graduate students should visit, Graduate Pre-Arrival.

On the left menu, 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!