ARRIVE - August 13-14 (Academic) or August 20-21 (ACCESS): Arrive at the Cleveland International Airport (CLE). When you complete your Arrival Form we will let you know which shuttle you should wait for. Wait inside by door #2 in the Baggage Claim area (if you are hungry you should buy food before leaving the airline concourse, as food selection in the Baggage Claim area is very limited). A person from the university will have a yellow sign with your name on it. The drive is approximately one hour from the airport to the university. Please plan to arrive ONLY during these days.
ACCOMODATIONS: Students will be taken directly to their dormitory room. Linens can be purchased in advance (note this on your Enrollment Form). Read more about Residence Life and review our suggestions for what to bring. Students under the age of 22 (during the 2012-2013 academic year) must live on campus.
Students over the age of 22 will be taken to temporary housing at the Surrey Inn and given information on apartments in the area. Temporary housing is $50 per night (or $25 for shared rooms). We will also provide help to students to move into their apartments.
CHECK IN: August 15 (Academic) and August 22 (ACCESS): Come to International Student Services with your immigration documents and method of payment (and your original academic documents if they are requested on your admissions letter). You will register for classes, pay your tuition and fees, and obtain your I.D. card. Check in times are:
PAYMENT: Payment for your classes and housing is due at Check-in (you will not be able to get an ID card until payment is made). Suggested payment methods are credit card, traveler's checks or bank draft. Do not travel with large amounts of cash. Please consult the Tuition and Fees page for information on the cost of your program.
ORIENTATION DAYS- August 15-16 (Academic) and August 22-23 (ACCESS): Mandatory Orientation Sessions where important information is provided on immigration regulations, academic advising and campus services and programs.
ASSISTANCE: is provided for opening a bank account, shopping for necessities and getting a cell phone. Workshop provided about Social Security and working on campus during the Spring semester only.
MAKE FRIENDS: Evening activities are provided for you to meet other students and get over your jet lag!