Getting Started in ILUNO
Ready to get started? Here is what you need to know and need to do.
Obtain a Visa
As soon as you pay the SEVIS fee, schedule an appointment with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
- Check with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate about specific requirements for obtaining your visa.
- F and J students must print their I-901 SEVIS Fee payment receipt and present it as proof of payment at their visa interview and when entering the United States at a U.S. port of entry.
- You may not use an email notice as proof of payment.
We will arrange housing for you. When you receive your visa, complete the ILUNO Housing Request. Please send your ILUNO Housing Request and arrival information at least 30 days prior to your program start date.
New ILUNO students arriving during orientation week and planning to live at UNO's residence halls may request airport pickup or ask further questions via International Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine - Fall 2021
All international students and scholars coming to UNO must follow quarantine and testing guidelines after international travel. Here is important information about quarantine, testing, and vaccination from UNO's Office of Health Security. Be sure to review this information carefully.
Let us know that you arrived in Omaha by completing the Check-In and New Student Compliance e-forms in iGlobal: https://iglobal.nebraska.edu. This is where you will upload a copy of your I-20 or DS-2019, passport, visa, and I-94 for International Advising to review before activating your SEVIS record. Update your local/current address in MavLINK.
Students transferring from another school in the United States should do the e-form requesting a transfer I-20. These should be done before or within the first two weeks of classes.
As we approach the fall semester and the return to campus, please make note that our office requires scheduled appointments and follows social distancing guidelines. Please check your email regularly for important updates and requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to UNO and Omaha!
ILUNO will provide an orientation during the week before classes begin. At orientation students learn about important immigration regulations, SEVIS requirements, using the university's online resources, accessing health services, culture shock, safety, on-campus employment, and academic integrity.
You will also create an e-mail account and receive a student ID card for accessing many campus services.
2021 ILUNO Calendar
Orientation Start Date
|Session Start Date||Session End Date|
|Session 1||7 January||11 January||5 March|
|Session 2||4 March||8 March||30 April|
|Session 3||6 May||10 May||25 June|
|Session 4||24 June||28 June||13 August|
|Session 5||19 August||23 August||15 October|
|Session 6||14 October||18 October||10 December|
IMPORTANT NOTICE: ILUNO students on F and J visas pay for UNO-required health insurance each session. Since health insurance coverage starts on the first day of orientation, students should purchase their own medical insurance to cover travel and dates before orientation begins.