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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > CENTER FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT > INTERNATIONAL AND EXCHANGE STUDENT SERVICES (IESS) > UPON YOUR ARRIVAL AT ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY
Upon Your Arrival at Robert Morris University


Once you have arrived at Robert Morris University, there are only a few things that you must do before you can get started!


Which Program are you seeking?


Undergraduate Graduate




Undergraduate


I-20 (F-1 Visa)



DS-2019 (J-1 Visa)



1.) International Orientation

All exchange students are required to attend the International Orientation.

2.) Sign up for RMU Alert

Sign up for RMU Alert to get email and/or Text message (SMS) notifications about emergency information on campus. RMU Alert will only notify you of important information like school closures, weather delays, etc.

3.) Freedom Card

All students are required to have a Freedom Card. The first Freedom Card issued is free of charge. To obtain this card, visit the Freedom Card Office located in Revere Center. It is requested that you bring a driver’s license, passport, or another form of photo identification to the office.

4.) Update Your Address

You must verify that the address RMU has of you is correct. Be sure to change any information that has changed. The categories are as followed:
  • Permanent: Your primary home. This would be where you have come from, and where you will return. This could be a parent's address.
  • Billing: This is where RMU will send the bill for tuition.
  • Local: Where you live while attending RMU. If you live on campus, this is your mailbox address.
5.) Attendance

Regular attendance and class participation are a major part of your grade in classes at American universities. Missing too many classes can put you at risk for failing classes, falling out of immigration status and having to leave the country. At the start of each semester, talk to your professors about their attendance policies.


1.) International Orientation

All exchange students are required to attend the International Orientation.

2.) Sign up for RMU Alert

Sign up for RMU Alert to get email and/or Text message (SMS) notifications about emergency information on campus. RMU Alert will only notify you of important information like school closures, weather delays, etc.

3.) Freedom Card

All students are required to have a Freedom Card. The first Freedom Card issued is free of charge. To obtain this card, visit the Freedom Card Office located in Revere Center. It is requested that you bring a driver’s license, passport, or another form of photo identification to the office.

4.) Update Your Address

You must verify that the address RMU has of you is correct. Be sure to change any information that has changed. The categories are as followed:
  • Permanent: Your primary home. This would be where you have come from, and where you will return. This could be a parent's address.
  • Billing: This is where RMU will send the bill for tuition.
  • Local: Where you live while attending RMU. If you live on campus, this is your mailbox address.
5.) Attendance

Regular attendance and class participation are a major part of your grade in classes at American universities. Missing too many classes can put you at risk for failing classes, falling out of immigration status and having to leave the country. At the start of each semester, talk to your professors about their attendance policies.


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Graduate


I-20 (F-1 Visa)



DS-2019 (J-1 Visa)


1.) International Orientation

All exchange students are required to attend the International Orientation.

2.) Sign up for RMU Alert

Sign up for RMU Alert to get email and/or Text message (SMS) notifications about emergency information on campus. RMU Alert will only notify you of important information like school closures, weather delays, etc.

3.) Freedom Card

All students are required to have a Freedom Card. The first Freedom Card issued is free of charge. To obtain this card, visit the Freedom Card Office located in Revere Center. It is requested that you bring a driver’s license, passport, or another form of photo identification to the office.

4.) Update Your Address

You must verify that the address RMU has of you is correct. Be sure to change any information that has changed. The categories are as followed:
Permanent: Your primary home. This would be where you have come from, and where you will return. This could be a parent's address.
Billing: This is where RMU will send the bill for tuition.
Local: Where you live while attending RMU. If you live on campus, this is your mailbox address.


5.) Attendance

Regular attendance and class participation are a major part of your grade in classes at American universities. Missing too many classes can put you at risk for failing classes, falling out of immigration status and having to leave the country. At the start of each semester, talk to your professors about their attendance policies.


1.) International Orientation

All exchange students are required to attend the International Orientation.

2.) Sign up for RMU Alert

Sign up for RMU Alert to get email and/or Text message (SMS) notifications about emergency information on campus. RMU Alert will only notify you of important information like school closures, weather delays, etc.

3.) Freedom Card

All students are required to have a Freedom Card. The first Freedom Card issued is free of charge. To obtain this card, visit the Freedom Card Office located in Revere Center. It is requested that you bring a driver’s license, passport, or another form of photo identification to the office.

4.) Update Your Address

You must verify that the address RMU has of you is correct. Be sure to change any information that has changed. The categories are as followed:
Permanent: Your primary home. This would be where you have come from, and where you will return. This could be a parent's address.
Billing: This is where RMU will send the bill for tuition.
Local: Where you live while attending RMU. If you live on campus, this is your mailbox address.


5.) Attendance

Regular attendance and class participation are a major part of your grade in classes at American universities. Missing too many classes can put you at risk for failing classes, falling out of immigration status and having to leave the country. At the start of each semester, talk to your professors about their attendance policies.


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