Arrival Information, Fall B 2012
Welcome to the University of Dayton! The following arrival information is for new students beginning in the Intensive English Program for the Fall B term at the University of Dayton. The information below is divided into four sections:
Before You Arrive. These items must be resolved before you depart your country.
Orientation and Immigration Check-in. All international students must participate in an orientation and check-in with the ISSS office for immigration purposes.
After You Arrive. These items must be resolved shortly after you arrive to the U.S.
Additional Resources. This information will be helpful to you in the first few days after you arrive.
Before you arrive
1. Confirm your enrollment
All students must confirm their enrollment with the Admissions Office prior to arriving on campus.
New conditionally admitted undergraduate students should confirm enrollment by logging into porches.udayton.edu. (If you do not have your LDAP/official username and password, follow the steps to obtain your official username and password on the home page of porches.udayton.edu.)
New conditionally admitted graduate students should confirm enrollment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for International Programs does not arrange housing for students, and the University does not offer temporary housing. Make housing arrangements before you arrive.
Living on campus in University housing
If you will be a first- or second-year undergraduate or conditionally admitted student under the age of 21, you are required to live on campus. All other students are encouraged to live on campus, when housing is available.
To arrange housing on campus, use your University username and password to complete the housing application online at myhousing.udayton.edu. If you do not have your username and password, contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at email@example.com or +1 937-229-3317. Confirm your housing assignment with the Office of Housing and Residence Life before arriving in Dayton, Ohio.
University housing for new international students for the fall B term will be available beginning Monday, October 15 at 8 a.m.
Living off campus in non-University housing
Those students not required to live on-campus may wish to find accommodations off-campus. A list of off-campus residences is provided here as a courtesy.
3. Arriving to Campus
If you are arriving for the fall B term, please arrange for a taxi cab to take you from the airport to your destination. The University's regular business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students arriving outside of these hours will need to wait until the next business day to reach University offices.
Liberty Taxi Phone Numbers
You can call for a taxi once you arrive to the airport and one will arrive within 15 minutes of your request. The trip from the airport to the University of Dayton takes approximately 20 minutes and costs $30-$35 before tax. Payment in cash or credit card (must show passport) is acceptable. In the U.S., it is also customary to give a tip (gratuity) of 10-15% to the driver. For example, if your taxi ride costs $40, you should pay an additional $4-6 in gratuity.
Airport Checker Cab (Orange & White), 937-853-3333
Dayton Checker Cab (Black), 937-222-4011
Liberty Cab (Black & White), 937-222-2822
Hotels near the University
We recommend making a reservation before arriving to the hotel. If this is not possible, call the hotel to check availability before you arrive there.
1414 S. Patterson Boulevard
Dayton, Ohio 45409
Courtyard Dayton Marriott
2006 S Edwin C Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45417
All students are required to show evidence of two Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccines. Additionally, if living in on-campus housing, students must provide dates of one Meningitis and three Hepatitis B vaccine dates OR sign the vaccine disclosure statement in Section B of the Health Requirements form. Additionally, students are required to complete a questionnaire to screen for Tuberculosis. Students must download the form at the following Web site, and the student's form must be filled out and signed by his or her physician and returned by fax or mail. To do this, please download the Health Requirements Form. If you fail to do this before you arrive, the University will require you to either submit the signed form or have the vaccinations and TB test in Dayton upon arrival at your expense. Students who are unable to do this or do not do this in a timely fashion will not be allowed to register for second semester classes.
Orientation and Immigration Check-In
All new international students must report to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office for immigration check-in, a requirement under F-1 regulations. Immigration check-in is Saturday, October 20 at 9 a.m. You will receive an immigration check-in ticket at testing (see below). This ticket will direct you to a specific time and location for immigration check-in. If you do not attend IEP testing, you will not receive an immigration check-in ticket. If you do not complete immigration check-in, you jeopardize your ability to stay in the U.S. legally.
Intensive English Program Testing and Orientation
Testing and orientation are mandatory for new IEP students. Placement testing for new students in the Intensive English Program is Thursday, October 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the McGinnis Center. Please bring your passport and I-94 at this time. If you cannot arrive by 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 18 you must defer your enrollment until Spring A 2013 term.
After you arrive
1. Student ID Card
Obtain your student ID card in the Campus One Card office, located in the Powerhouse. You will need a picture ID (like your passport) to get the university student ID. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (eastern standard time).
2. University Computer Log-in Information
Obtain your University username and password online. This is also the log-in information you use to confirm your enrollment. You may also obtain your University username and password at the Computer Help Desk, located in Anderson Center room 028. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (eastern standard time). You will need your student ID in order to get your username and password from the Computer Help Desk.
3. Registering for Classes
Students in the Intensive English Program will be registered for classes after you take the placement tests and attend orientations.
4. Paying Your Bill
Students can pay their fees at the Bursar's office, located on the first floor of St. Mary's Hall.
Students living in University housing must bring their own linens. The Center for International Programs has a limited supply of linen packages available to new international students on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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The use of cell phones is very common in the U.S. Some international students purchase new cell phones upon arrival to the U.S. so they can make both local phone calls and call home.
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International students should consider opening a bank account soon after they arrive in the U.S. so they have a safe place to keep their money. Some banks close to campus help international students open a bank account.
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Driver's License or Social Security Number
One of the first things a new student typically wants to do after entering the U.S. is get a driver’s license or apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). Following some simple tips can make the process go much smoother.
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