Admitted Student Pre-Arrival Information & Resources

The Office of International Affairs will host a series of webinars from April - August 2023 dedicated to providing information and resources for incoming international students to the University of Chicago. Click below to register for future webinars or view webinars recently held.

Thursday, April 20, 2023 08:00-09:15 AM CDT I-20/DS-2019 Request Process, Visa Acquisition, and Travel Planning Recording here
Thursday, May 18, 2023 08:00-09:15 AM CDT SEVIS Transfer Information Session  Recording here
Thursday, June 15, 2023 08:00-09:15 AM CDT U.S. Academic Culture & University of Chicago Recording here
Friday, June 23, 2023 08:00-09:15 AM CDT International Student Panel for Students in the College Passed
Thursday, July 20, 2023 08:00-09:15 AM CDT F-1/J-1 Student Visa Basics, Pre-Arrival Preparation & Reminders! (slides here) Recording here
Thursday, August 17, 2023 08:00-09:15 AM CDT Campus Resources, Student Wellness, and Safety & Security Register here! 

Additional information:

University Bursar Webinars

For incoming international students to master's level programs, the below webinars have been scheduled to help you understand the billing and tuition payment process and more. Similar workshops are being held by the College and for incoming PhD students by their programs. 

Student Account Services and Polices for International Students
Learn about Student Account Services (Billing, Emergency Assistance, Tax Information, etc.) and polices governing billing and payment of your Student Account.
July 13, 2023 8-8:30am
Student and Third-Party Billing 
Learn about how you will be billed for your tuition and fees, electronic resources, and information for those who are sponsored.
July 14, 2023 8-8:30am
Payment Options & Payment Plans for International Students
Learn how you can remit payment through foreign currencies and how you can defer payment over the course of a quarter of enrollment.
July 20, 2023 8-8:30am
Living Expense Refund Management for International Students
Learn how to enroll in, manage and receive your living expense refund while enrolled.
July 21, 2023 8-8:30am

Pre-Arrival OIA Newsletters

Additional information and resources:

  • Learn about the quarter system and important dates on the academic calendar.
  • Learn more about our Center for Identity + Inclusion, which intentionally creates diverse and inclusive communities and fosters a campus environment that supports the exploration of varied identities and their intersections.
  • Explore diversity on campus and resources for multicultural students at OMSA, or sign up for their newsletter.
  • Check out the Office of LGBTQ Student Life, and discover why UChicago received a perfect 5 Star rating from the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index.
  • This convenient guide to Hyde Park serves as a great introduction to the neighborhood. Many students look for housing near transit, shopping, and other services
  • You can also explore Chicago’s other communities – some popular neighborhoods for students include the South Loop, Wicker Park/Bucktown, and Lakeview.
  • New to Chicago? Adjusting to life in a major urban center, or the U.S.? Take advantage of the information found on the Department of Safety & Security’s website. Even if you’re a city slicker, this contains helpful information on UChicago’s resources and safety systems.
  • Moving to Chicago with kids? Resources on campus and around the city will make it fun for the whole family!