New arrival students if need assistance, please send an email to with the subject "Arrival Assistance".

Please provide your name, gender, your major, Graduate/undergraduate student, flight number, arrival date, need temporary room? (From date, End date)

Join in ODU Chinese Student QQ group: 85171005, feel free to ask questions.

If you don't get any reply in two days after you send the email to, please contact any other members of CSSA committee.

Volunteers will pick you up from airport or bus station. And he/she will help you to find a temporary room.


International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)
Dragas 2006
corner of Hampton Boulevard & 49th Street
Tel: 757.683.4756 E-Mail:

Required documents/information for check-In for DEGREE-SEEKING students:

NOTE: If you do not have the items listed below, please wait until the next check-in day when you can bring them. If you are on a status that does not have one of the items below (e.g. H-4 visa holders don't have an I-20 or an I-901 receipt), please just bring all documents listed below that you have.

  • Passport
  • I-94 card
  • I-901 SEVIS fee receipt (F-1 and J-1 visa holders only)
  • All visa documentation (I-20, DS-2019 or proof of visa status change), for new graduate assistants: your offer letter with all of the required information

Any original documents that should be submitted to International Admissions (e.g. transcripts, diplomas or test scores). For clarification, please contact International Admissions directly.



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