Hailee Ellinwood '17

Major: Nursing
Hometown:Norton, Ohio

I chose to major in nursing because health care will always be a profession that’s in demand and I’ve always been interested in the medical field. I want to be someone who can provide care for people who are in need as well as someone they can trust and turn to for advice.

International Student Checklist

This checklist is for new international students who are starting classes in August 2016. 

I’ve been admitted! Now what?

Pay Your Deposit!

  • Pay your deposit today to receive next steps emails and gain access to the Pre-Arrival Online Orientation.  Deposits should be paid by and are refundable until May 1.

Join the official University of Mount Union Class of 2021 Facebook group!

  • This group will give you an opportunity to get to know your classmates, receive updates on upcoming events, learn more about Mount Union, and share photos and videos.

Pay the SEVIS Fee.

The SEVIS fee must be paid in order for you to attend a student visa appointment in your home country.  Go to: https://fmjfee.com to pay the fee and don’t forget to print your receipt!  You will take this with you the day of your visa appointment!

Schedule your visa appointment.

Go to: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/ to fill out the DS-160 to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa.  Remember to take all documents required to your scheduled visa appointment!

 

ONCE YOUR DEPOSIT IS PAID

Check your @mountunion.edu email account

  • Once your deposit is paid, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in to your Mount Union email account. This is how you will get all information from the University.

Register for the Password Reset Tool

 

I’ve got my Visa!  now what?

 Make your travel arrangements. 

Review your acceptance letter about when to arrive to campus!

Register for International Orientation and Preview

  • When you arrive in August, you will have the opportunity to attend International Orientation on August 15-16 and Preview on August 17.  International Orientation is a program specifically designed for international students.  The program will cover cultural adjustment and U.S policies from plagiarism to maintaining your status.  Preview is designed for all incoming students and includes advising and registration for your fall semester courses.  Registration will open at the beginning of May 2017.

Log into your Online Pre-Arrival Module

  • A monthly newsletter called “New Raider News” will be sent to your @mountunion.edu email account, starting in April.  Within these newsletters, you will be directed to the International Student Online Pre-Arrival Module.  The module will lead you through information that will help you prepare for your transition to UMU.  Topics cover Important Dates, Legal Basics, The American Classroom, Getting to Campus and more.  You will access the online module through Brightspace, also known as D2L. 

Complete Your Housing Forms

Log into MyHousing to complete your online housing forms. Even commuters must complete the form.  The Office of Residence Life will use the information you provide to place you with a roommate and in a hall.  Deposited students will be able to begin completing this online form in early May, but if you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life via email or call (330) 823-7288.

Choose Your Meal Plan

  • First year students choose from two meal plans. Select your preferred meal plan in MyHousing when you complete your housing forms.

Complete and return your Office of Business Affairs Documents

  • You will receive a payment options brochure in June, which will help you calculate your out-of-pocket tuition expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year. Also in June, you will receive a FERPA release. Signing this document allows us to talk to any authorized party listed on the form about your tuition account and payment arrangements. In addition to these two forms, you will need to sign the Federal Title IV Authorization forms, which allows us to use federal aid monies to pay for miscellaneous fees other than tuition and board and also allows us to hold any refunds on the account if that is what is desired.  


Pay your Bill

Your billing statement will be sent by the Office of Business Affairs in early July, and payment is due by July 31. There are three payment options available, and you must choose one of the three options before July 31[TMC2] . You can also contact the Office of Business Affairs at (330) 823-6557 or businessoffice@mountunion.edu if you have any questions.

Contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services

  • If you need accommodations during the school year due to a documented disability, contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services via email or call (330) 823-7372.

 

Before you leave your home country!

Complete the Think About It Module

  • Think About It is an online alcohol, drug, and sexual misconduct prevention and education program. The interactive program is designed to help you to make healthy choices. Part I of the program must be completed within the start of the fall semester. More information about how to complete the program will be emailed in late July, so please be on the lookout for that email.

Complete Your Health Center forms

  • Be sure to complete and send in your Health Center Forms. We can also accept these at Preview, but to confirm your forms have been received, please call (330) 823-2692 the week following your Preview session. The 2017-2018 Health Center forms will be available for you in May.
  • If you will be a student-athlete, schedule a physical with your doctor and bring Mount Union’s Athlete Physical Form to your appointment.

View the Student Insurance Coverage details

  • All International students (degree-seeking, exchange students, and teaching assistants) are covered under the required University-sponsored student insurance policy. As you and your family are investigating coverage plans from your home country, you may have questions related to your student coverage here a Mount. Please select “University of Mount Union” here to view coverage details.

Sign Up for Airport Transportation

  • Be sure to sign up for transportation from the Airport to the University. You will need to schedule this transportation by late December, so check out the website to get more information!

Early Arrival Students

  • If you need to move into your campus housing earlier than August 13, please contact the Office of Residence Life. **If you will be moving in early for a University sponsored activity, please contact your coach or director for more information.
  • Student Athletes: Your coach will have information for you about when you need to report for practice in August. Tentative dates will be listed in May, but be sure to contact your coach for more detailed information.

Early Arrival Students: Confirm your campus move-in date

  • Early Arrival dates for fall athletic teams, band, choir, and international students will be posted online beginning in early May.

 

I’ve arrived on campus! Now what?

 

 

Order your Textbooks

  • Visit the University Store website to order your fall semester text books. Click the “Textbooks: Buy or Rent” link to begin  price comparisons for the books you need. Should you have questions, contact the University Store via email or call (330) 823-2085.

Register for your Parking Pass

  • Review the information about parking and having vehicles on campus on the website, and fill out the online form to register your car. There is no fee to register your car at Mount Union, but you will need to learn about the parking regulations so you don’t get a ticket.
  • Also be sure to add Campus Safety and Security number (330) 428-1344 Mobile phone.

Move into your Campus Housing!

  • New International students are permitted to move into campus housing upon their arrival on August 12-13 for teaching assistants and August 13-14 for new international students. 

Register Your Mobile Phone with the University

  • In order to use your mobile device on the Mount Union network, you’ll need to register it! Be sure to check out the Mobile Device Policy and complete the Mobile Device Registration Form (you will need to log in to iRaider for this.) Once you’ve registered your mobile device, you can also set up your Mount Union email so that you can receive email on that device. 

Attend International Student Orientation

  • On August 15-16, international students will learn about life in the U.S.  and get acquainted with campus. Orientation sessions will include immigration regulations, living on or near campus, and adjusting to U.S. classroom culture. All new international students are required to attend and participate in this orientation.

Attend Preview

  • Following International Orientation, students will attend Preview on August 17 where students will finalize their fall semester classes with an advisor.

Attend Fall Orientation (For all incoming students)

  • From August 18-20, all new students will attend Fall Orientation. This is an opportunity to meet the entire first year class, get settled on campus, prepare for classes to start, meet tons of new people, and have FUN at Fall Orientation! For more information, visit the website! All new first year students, including international students, are required to attend and participate in Fall Orientation.

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