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 The Center for Student Involvement and International Programs and Services are ready to help you get acclimated to life in the United States and at Lynn.  This section has been prepared specifically to help international students successfully transition to life at Lynn University. If you need further assistance, you may find the International Programs and Services website helpful.  
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New student check-in: August 18-19
You will receive an email in July with instructions to book your check-in date and time. 
During check-in, you will receive your student ID, room key, and complete all remaining University processes required. Explore the checklist tab to view all mandatory forms that must be completed prior to arrival.
New student Welcome Weekend: August 20-22
This is a required program for all incoming students. You will receive information this summer!
Welcome Weekend is a transitional program for incoming students that covers important topics such as student life, academics, and safety and well-being. During Welcome Weekend you will work with your Peer Leader--an upper class student who is here to help you along your journey! In your small groups you will meet new classmates, get to know the staff, and learn about how to be a successful Lynn student.   

To make sure you explore the checklist tab to complete all of your required paperwork. Below is an additional breakdown per department.
If you are planning to live on campus Fall 2021, click here to learn how to apply for housing.
Students who have less than 60 earned credit hours are required to live on campus.
However, if you wish to live off campus for the 2020-2021 academic year, please fill out the request to be released form .
The Office of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) strives to create a home away from home where everyone belongs. They are dedicated to promoting a safe and positive learning environment in which healthy relationships are formed, individual differences are appreciated, and residents are encouraged to take an active role in their community and education. For more information on housing options, a list of what to bring, and other important information, be sure to check out the HRL Website.
All students must have a Lynn University Campus ID Card. Please d ownload the Cbord Get App & upload a picture for your student ID.
The following medical forms are required for enrollment for all residents (students who will be living on campus). Please complete the following forms and send to the Health Center.
Methods to send:
  1. Upload and submit using Health Center Mandatory Form Upload
  2. Scan and email to
  3. Send via postal mail to:
    Lynn University Health Center
    3601 N. Military Trail
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
  4. Fax to +1 (561) 237-7116

As a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), all students at Lynn University are required to have some form of health insurance. If students have their own health insurance, it must match up to the standard required by the university and they are required to electronically waive out of the Lynn University Student Health Insurance Program. Updated information will be provided in May 2021. All international students are required to take the health insurance policy from Lynn University.


All students are required to complete the Emergency Contact Form . The information will be used only for emergency notification purposes. In the event of an emergency, students will be contacted via a combinations of voice messages, email, and/or text messages.


All student cars must be registered with the university. If you intend to park a car on campus, please complete the Vehicle Registration Form .
Visit the checklist tab to make sure you have completed the following as soon as possible. Ensure all of your financial paperwork is completed. For guidance, explore the Student Financial Services - Your Journey .

1. Obtain an I-20

  • The International Student Services office will send you a form I-20 once you are admitted to an academic program and have submitted all of the required documents.

2. Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee

  • You must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee online at Use the SEVIS ID number at the top left side of your I-20.

3. Make a visa appointment (Canadian & Bermudian Citizens do not require an F-1 visa)

  • Contact a U.S. embassy or consular office to schedule a visa appointment; visit the embassy’s website to learn how to schedule a visa appointment.
  • It is best to apply early to make sure there is enough time for the visa to be processed.

4. Complete a visa application

5. Bring the following documents to your visa appointment

  • A passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Original form I-20
  • Letter of admission from Lynn University (a copy is okay)
  • Completed visa application (DS-160 or the printed confirmation page)
  • Two 2” x 2” photographs
  • The SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt
  • Financial documents that show you have sufficient funds to cover all expenses listed on your form I-20
  • Any information that proves you will return to your home country after completing your studies (proof of property ownership, business ownership, future employment, strong family ties)
myLynn is the student portal for housing, course registration, the orientation schedule, financial aid documents, tuition payments, grades, your Lynn email and all other Lynn University information. Once you are officially a Lynn student, communication will be sent to your Lynn email address from various departments so it is important that you check your Lynn email regularly.
You will receive an email after you make your enrollment deposit with step-by-step instructions.
Prior to USA arrival
  • Complete the ISO 101 Canvas Immigration Orientation for International Students . This course will explain the F1 visa immigration rules and regulations to maintain a good F1 visa status while studying in the U.S.
  • To get step-by-step instructions click here .
After USA arrival
  • Complete the online immigration Document Check-in
  • For step by step instructional video click here .

  • Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee once you receive your I-20. You can pay the fee online with a credit card at Be sure to print the receipt notice and keep it with you when you travel.
  • Make an appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and apply for an F-1 visa.
  • You must arrive in the U.S. no later than the program start date listed on the first page of your I-20.
  • You may enter the U.S. up to 30-days prior to the program start date listed on the first page of your I-20.
  • Keep all of your immigration documents with you and in a safe place while you are traveling. DO NOT place any immigration documents in your checked luggage!
  • NOTE: If you have more than one U.S. visa, be sure to show the Officer at the Port of Entry for your F-1 visa.
  • IMPORTANT: If the Officer at the U.S. Port of Entry gives you an I-515A form, please bring this form with all of your original documents to the International Student Services as soon as you arrive on campus. This is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed immediately. 
At the Port of Entry
Be prepared to present the following documents at the U.S. Port of Entry:
  • Current Passport
  • U.S. F-1 visa
  • Original I-20
  • I-901 SEVIS fee receipt printout
  • Copy of your Lynn University admission letter
  • Passport, F-2 visa and original I-20 for your spouse or children (if applicable)
At the U.S. Port of Entry, a Customs and Border Protection Office will review your documents and admit you to the United States. Below is an image of the stamp that will be place in your passport. Be sure to check the stamp for accuracy BEFORE you leave the Port of Entry as it can be very difficult to have it corrected once you leave. 
 Passport stamp
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