Before You Arrive
As an F1 student arriving at Rocky Vista University (RVU), there are several important things to remember and prepare for:
Visa and Documentation: Form I-20, passport, visa stamp, financial proof, and any other required documents.
Arrival and Orientation: Plan your arrival to coincide with the university's orientation program.
Health Insurance: Familiarize yourself with the health insurance requirements of the university. Ensure you have appropriate health insurance coverage for the duration of your studies.
Housing and Accommodation: If you haven't already arranged for housing, make sure you have a place to stay upon arrival. Whether it's on-campus housing or off-campus options, having a comfortable and safe living arrangement is crucial.
Communication: Keep your contact information updated with the university and the designated school official (DSO). This will help you receive important updates and information related to your status and academic progress.
Financial Planning: Have a clear understanding of your tuition fees, living expenses, and available funding sources. Create a budget and plan for managing your finances throughout your studies.
Academic Requirements: Review the academic calendar, course schedules, and any prerequisites for your program. Familiarize yourself with the curriculum and required textbooks.
Immigration Regulations: Stay informed about the regulations and responsibilities associated with your F1 status. Be aware of the limits on employment, maintaining full-time enrollment, and any travel restrictions.