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Check-In Requirements

All international students and scholars must check-in with ISSS upon arrival at Vanderbilt. To help speed up this process please do the following:
  • Bring your I-20 or DS-2019, passport, and I-94. If you have dependents with you, bring their documents also.
  • Complete the Contact Information form prior to arriving for check-in. This address should be your current address in the U.S. (temporary addresses such as hotels or hostels are acceptable). Once permanent address has been established please update the form.
ISSS is located in the Student Life Center at 310 25th Avenue South, Suite 103.
NOTE: If you decide not to attend Vanderbilt, you must return the I-20 or DS-2019 to ISSS immediately.

Check-In Hours for Students Only

July and August, we will have scheduled check in times for all new Vanderbilt international students.

July - Monday through Friday at 11am and 1pm
August – Monday through Friday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Check-in times begin promptly on the hour. Please arrive a few minutes before a scheduled session time.

lease come to ISSS during walk in hours if outside of the months of July and August: Monday through Friday 10am -12pm or 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

Check-in lasts up to one hour.
During this time, you will meet with an ISSS adviser, receive a welcome packet, and gain important information to help in your transition to life at Vanderbilt.  You can also find helpful resources on the Life at Vanderbilt page.

Helpful Check-In Information

Student Check-In PowerPoint
Arrival Checklist
Welcome Packet Helpful Info
Student Health Insurance FAQs
International Tax FAQs 2014

Don’t forget about mandatory Orientation!