By law, ALL new or transfer international students must report in-person to the International Student Center (ISC) upon arrival in Seattle.

You will need the following documents:

Bring all of these documents to the ISC at Pigott Pavilion for Leadership (PAVL) 160.


  • Register and pay for the Welcome Workshop
  • Complete the online Canvas course modules for the "New International Student Online Orientation" - you will be sent a course invitation to your SU email address that you must accept to be added to the course.
  • Update your contact information on SU Online:
    • Local/Mailing Address: Your local, Seattle address
    • Home Address: Your overseas address


After you have checked-in with us, attended the Welcome Workshop, updated your address, and completed the online Canvas course, the ISC will issue you a Seattle University I-20 valid for the duration of your program. 

Failure to check-in at the ISC could jeopardize your immigration status.