ALWAYS hand-carry your important documents during travel to the U.S.! Important documents include your passport, I-20, financial documents, Mason admission letter, International Student Check-in Sheet, and SEVIS fee receipt.
You may arrive in the U.S. no earlier than 30 days before the program start date on your I-20 or DS-2019.
Please review the arrival procedures posted on the website of the US Customs and Border Protection before traveling to the US.
NEW -- We are in the process of creating an online instructional module entitled "New Student Guidebook." This guidebook includes information about Living Essentials, Campus Activities and Tips about Finding On-Campus Employment. It also includes a discussion forum where new and returning students can connect and post questions and/or feedback. The guidebook will be available starting Monday, June 1.
To learn more, go to the FAQ link "International Student Launchpad."