Deposited International Student Checklist

Next Steps for Deposited International Students

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Complete your mandatory vaccination documentation

You are required to have an up-to-date vaccination record on file with Health Services, including proper documentation of current immunizations. The link to upload your immunizations will be available in April.

Immigration documents

Immigration specialists in the Office of International Services (OIS) handle the immigration process for international students at all campuses. Once your enrollment fee has been paid and you have submitted all of the required information to Pitt-Greensburg, you will be contacted directly from OIS with further instructions on how to obtain your form I-20, along with other important information that will require your attention in order to prepare for your arrival.


Within 7-10 days, you will receive an email from the Housing Office. If you plan to live in university housing, you must complete the online housing application as described in that email. It is important that we receive your housing application as early as possible. If you have questions, problems or concerns regarding on-campus housing, please contact the housing office at

University account activation

You should receive an email message within the next 7-10 days containing instructions for setting up your university account. Please note: the message indicates that you need to have several specific pieces of information, some of which you may be unsure. During account activation, you will be asked to verify 12 pieces of information about yourself, but the activation can be completed with as few as 7 correct answers. If you do not receive this email message or have trouble completing your account activation, please contact the University Help Desk at 01-412-624-4357.


Typically, a mandatory international orientation will be held on campus the week before classes start. You will receive more information about international orientation in June.

Course registration

You will meet with an Academic Advisor virtually over the summer to complete your class registration for the Fall term. Please check your PITT email often for notification from Academic Advising to schedule an appointment. Note: If you decide to change your major from your application, please notify Michele Shuey at


Plan to arrive the week before classes start. You need to arrive on campus on August 20th or 21st. Flights may be booked to arrive at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Airport pick-up and transportation back to campus will be coordinated through Michele Shuey. Once you book your flight, please email your flight number, arrival day and time to Michele Shuey at Once Michele receives everyone’s flight information, she will coordinate the pick-up times and locations and notify you by email a week before you depart for the United States. Due to travel time and distance from the airport to campus, we will be coordinating pick up times that will accommodate picking up more than one student, so there might be a delay in the time from your arrival to your pick-up time.

While we are eagerly awaiting your arrival, we understand that plans may change over the next few months. If for any reason you decide not to attend Pitt-Greensburg, please let us know as soon as possible.

If you have general questions please feel free to contact Alexander "Red" Bittner at, or Michele Shuey at