International Students and Scholars Office




We are looking forward to meeting you! Please provide your arrival and housing information using this form so the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) and the Orientation Team can prepare for your arrival and make sure that your transition to life in the U.S. and at UNI is as smooth as possible. Orientation is required and the Arrival Form registers you for it.

If you have arranged for on-campus accommodations while attending UNI you can check-in to your residence hall starting on Sunday, January 5, 2020. If you arrive to the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area prior to January 5, you will need to make your own arrangements for housing and transportation. There are many hotels in the area and the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) can provide you information. In addition, the ISSO Orientation Team can provide a free ride to your permanent, on-campus or off-campus housing from January 5-6, 2020. Please respond to the following question for us to better serve you.
The easiest method to arrive to UNI is by air to the Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO), which is served by American Airlines offering connecting service with Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). If you cannot fly into ALO (10 minutes away from campus), you may look into potential flights to the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), which is located one hour away from UNI. You can also arrive by bus or rental car.
The ISSO Orientation Team will provide a free pick-up service for all arriving new international students throughout the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Area and the Cedar Rapids airport from Sunday-Monday, January 5-6, 2020. Make sure to make your arrangements to arrive in Cedar Falls/Waterloo on these two days to use free pick-up services.
ISSO provides a linen packet consisting of a pillow, pillow case, comforter, fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, towel and washcloth for $75. The packet fits only beds at the UNI Residence Halls. You may request your linen packet via this Arrival Form and you will receive it upon arrival. The $75 cost will be charged to your university bill one or two months after Orientation.

Thank you for completing the International Student Arrival Form!

See you at Orientation on January 7, 2020!