- Pre-Arrival Checklist
- Immigration: SEVIS Fee
- Acquiring a Visa
- Immigration: Port of Entry
- Immigration: Department of State (DOS)
- United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- Transferring from another US University as an F-1 Student
- Transferring from another US University as a J-1 Student
- Arrival Housing
- Housing (On and Off Campus)
- Special Housing Options
- Transportation to Bloomington
- Insurance Information
- Registering for Classes
- Final Instructions/Checklist
- Late Arrival Instructions
This page provides information about housing upon your arrival at Indiana University. Arrival housing on the IU campus is available for international students attending orientation. International students must indicate when registering for orientation that they plan to stay in arrival housing.
NOTE: All first year, undergraduate students are required to live on campus per IU policy. See more at http://rps.indiana.edu/resrequire.cfml
If you plan to live on-campus during the school year, you will need to sign a contract either before your arrival or within your first night in arrival housing. Contracts must be signed at the Assignments Office, which is located at 801 North Jordan Avenue. Office hours are 8:00am–5:00pm weekdays.
If you plan to live off-campus, please read below for information for the semester you are coming to IU for specific instructions.
Arrival housing charges will be billed to the student's bursar account. Please monitor your bursar account for these fees.
If you will be taking the Bloomington Shuttle or the Star of America shuttle from the Indianapolis airport to Bloomington, the shuttle will stop at several places on campus. If arrival housing is not located at a residence hall where the shuttles stop, you will need to get off at the IMU and call a taxi to take you to your accommodations. Please ask the staff at the desk inside the IMU for taxi information. If you ask the shuttle driver when you get on, he may make a stop at the correct place, even if it's not on his scheduled route.
If you plan to take a taxi from the IMU, here are four taxi cab companies located in Bloomington:
Red Tire Taxi
White Cab Company
Yellow Cab Company
Dependents and family members of students will not be able to stay in arrival housing. You may wish to consider the Indiana Memorial Union, which is located on the Indiana University campus, or other accommodations located within the city of Bloomington.
For more detailed information about arrival housing for specific semesters including dates, fees, and locations read the pages below:
- Summer Arrival Housing Information
- Fall Arrival Housing Information
- Spring Arrival Housing Information
If you have any questions about arrival housing, please contact the Office of International Services.