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 -- The New Student Guidebook is a pre-arrival and matriculation guide for incoming international students. It is made by students for students. The guidebook consist of 9 chapters with tips from current students about housing, transportation, American culture, finding on-campus employment and more.
To learn more, go to the FAQ link "International Student Launchpad."