Accepted Students: Next Steps

Once you receive your acceptance letter, follow these steps to prepare for your arrival.

Find Answers to Your Questions


o Read through your acceptance packet
o Look at our International Life page
o Look at the Life at Duquesne page
o Explore the Student Organizations 
o Learn about the City of Pittsburgh
o Read the Student Guide to Pittsburgh


o Talk to a Cultural Ambassador: The Duquesne University Cultural Ambassadors (DUCA) are a student organization that helps build an inviting and inclusive atmosphere for international students at the university. DUCA serves as a resource for prospective international students, current students, and the Center for Global Engagement. Email them with your questions:
o Join student groups on social media: On Facebook, search for "Duquesne's 2019-2020 New International Students". On WeChat, search for the group name "duqcca".
o Follow DuqGlobal on social media to learn more about Duquesne and the events our international students participate in:
Facebook: DuqGlobalISS
Instagram: @DuqGlobalISS
Twitter: @DuqGlobalISS

Confirm Your Attendance

Undergraduate and Graduate Students: Confirm your attendance and pay your deposit via your Slate application.

ESL and Exchange Students:  Please email Kristin Amos-Abanyie to confirm your attendance.


Set up Your MultiPass

Receive Your Immigration Documents

o Follow this link to setup your MultiPass 

o Read and decide how to receive your immigration packet in the mail
o Read the immigration information page

Register for Housing       

Pay Your SEVIS Fee

o Complete the online housing survey.

o You must pay a SEVIS fee of $350 (F-1 visa) or, $220 (J-1 visa) at with a valid credit card, and a receipt can be printed once the transaction is completed. (Some countries in Africa are unable to use and must apply through the mail for the SEVIS fee receipt.)

Submit Health Records 

Apply for US Visa

o Read the International Student Health Requirements page
Upload the required documents through the Health Service student portal. Instruction can be found here.

o Make an appointment with the US Embassy or Consulate in your area for a visa interview. You must complete an application for a visa and pay a fee determined by your local Embassy or Consulate.
o Read STEP 1 of the Your Next Steps brochure that was sent to you in your acceptance packet. 


Book Your Flight

o Check the DATE(s) of the MANDATORY INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION for your semester and purchase your flight with these dates in mind. 

Plan Transportation to Campus

o Visit our Airport Transportation page to learn about the various options on how to get from the airport to campus.

Coordinate Accommodations (if you'll arrive before housing is available)

o Read the Accommodation Options page to learn about on-campus and off-campus housing. 
o Read the International Student Arrival Dates and Temporary Housing Notification page to learn about temporary housing for the fall semester only.


o If you are living on-campus there are specific dates when you can arrive to live on-campus
o Please make note of those dates


o Visit our Off-Campus Housing Page