Fall Orientation 2024

Welcome new students! We look forward to your arrival this fall. As a new student you are required to attend the following:

A Lynn Launch Session

  • This is a zoom meeting prior to your arrival on campus in August. At Lynn Launch you will hear from university staff and engage with current Lynn students.


      1. Part 1 - Check-in/move-in - this is an in-person event where you will check in with university, move in
      (if  applicable) pick up your student ID and iPad and check-in with required offices to ensure you are all set to start
      fall classes.

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024  - You MUST schedule and appointment to check in. You will receive instructions on scheduling your appointment to you Lynn email in the coming months. 

     2. Part 2 - Orientation Education Sessions - after check-in you are required to attend transitional workshops where
     you will hear presentations lead by various university offices and current Lynn students. 

  • Thursday, August 22 - International Orientation
  • Friday, August 23 -  Sunday, August 25, 2024 

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to campus this Fall

  • Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee once you receive your I-20. You can pay the fee online with a credit card at www.fmjfee.com. 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
  • Printed form 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 Officer will review your documents and admit you to the United States. Be sure that you are admitted in the correct immigration status F1/DS (F2/DS for dependents if applicable).


To verify that you have been admitted in the correct immigration status, you can retrieve your electronic form I-94 (arrival record). Click here to go to the official I-94 website. Click on “Get Most Recent I-94” and enter your information as it appears on your passport. If you have issues retrieving your electronic I-94 or if the information is incorrect, please send an email to ips@lynn.edu for assistance.

Obtain a visa

1. Obtain an I-20

  • The International Programs and 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 www.fmjfee.com. 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
  • Printed 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) 
Onboard your myLynn account
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.
Housing & Residence Life/Commuter Student Information
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.
Campus ID Card & Apple ID
All students must have a Lynn University Campus ID Card. Please d ownload the Cbord Get App & upload a picture for your student ID.
Visit Apple's website and create an Apple ID
Complete the ISO 101 (F1 Immigration Orientation Canvas Course)
Prior to USA arrival
  • Complete the ISO 101 Canvas Immigration Orientation for International Students and Document Verification. 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

Student Health
The medical forms are required for enrollment for all residents (students who will be living on campus). To complete the medical forms, please visit Student Health - Health Requirements for New Students section here

Student Health Insurance
All international students are required to take the health insurance policy from Lynn University. As a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), all students at Lynn University are required to have health insurance. International students are not eligible to waive out of the health insurance program. (add link to the Summary of Benefits or the United Health Lynn site where they can print their own ID cards, etc.)
Emergency Contact Form
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.

Vehicle Registration

All student cars must be registered with the university. If you intend to park a car on campus, please complete the Vehicle Registration Form.

Student Financial Services
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 .
Visit the Checklist Tab
Starting in December 2023 visit the checklist tab to complete all of your required paperwork. Above is an additional breakdown per department.