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After Arrival

Welcome international students! There is a one day orientation for new students including the following mandatory sessions for international students. 


SPRING 2022 SPECIAL INFO SESSIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
 

 
F-1 VISA STUDENTS with an Initial I-20
  • New students, including students who started online and first time in-person
  • I-20 transfer students
  • Students who changed their level and starting a new program
  • Returning from leave (gap year)

Post-Arrival Group (MANDATORY)

January 14, 2022
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST, virtual
Zoom link
Zoom Meeting ID: 938 3552 3185
Passcode: 053920

This mandatory virtual meeting is for new international F-1 status students who will be taking classes in person for the Spring 2022 semester. We will discuss what you need to do to check-in online for your immigration status activation and provide you important information on your F-1 status maintenance responsibilities. 

Make-up session:
January 18, 2022
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. EST,  virtual
Zoom link
Zoom Meeting ID: 938 3552 3185
Passcode: 053920

Studying Online Abroad Group (OPTIONAL)

January 14, 2022
9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. EST virtual
Zoom link
, meeting ID 938 1132 1545, passcode: prattoia

This virtual meeting is for new international students who are studying only online courses from abroad during the Spring semester. We will discuss what you need to prepare to arrive for the next Fall 2022 semester and give you a preview of F-1 status maintenance requirements. This session is optional; students will be required to attend the OIA post-arrival meeting after arrival in the Fall 2022 semester.

 

J-1 VISA STUDENTS with a DS2019
 

Exchange Students 

Friday, January 14 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., virtual
Zoom link:
https://pratt.zoom.us/j/96103980959
Zoom meeting ID: 961 0398 0959

This mandatory  meeting is for new undergraduate J-1 exchange  students. We will discuss what you need to do to check-in online for your immigration status activation and provide you important information on your J-1 status maintenance responsibilities. We will also talk about tuition, health insurance and tuition insurance waivers. 

 

GID Students (Global Innovation Design)

Friday, January 14 
3:30 - 4:30 p.m., virtual
Zoom link:
https://pratt.zoom.us/j/96103980959
Zoom meeting ID: 961 0398 0959

This mandatory meeting is for new graduate ID students in the GID program for one semester. We will discuss what you need to do to check-in online for your immigration status activation and provide you important information on your J-1 status maintenance responsibilities. We will also talk about tuition, health insurance and tuition insurance waivers.

International Meet n' Greet (virtual)

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

7:00 p.m. EST

Join fellow new students and Pratt International Affairs staff as we gather virtually to meet, chat, and laugh. Come make a new friend to hangout with over the weekend before classes start

Zoom: https://pratt.zoom.us/j/99561704651

Immigration Check-In with OIA

After you arrive in the U.S., you must upload documents for the immigration online check-in process. This ensures your immigration status and makes sure your SEVIS record gets activated and does not get terminated. 

Instructions for check-in will be emailed to you and the check-in deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, 2022. You cannot check in before arriving because you will not have an I-94 arrival record yet. It is issued at the port of entry when you enter the US.  

Please contact us at OIA@pratt.edu if you have any questions regarding your arrival. We are looking forward to meeting you!