International Student Checklist of Dates & Forms

The Office of Global Education is looking forward to your arrival!

New International Student Orientation is held each year to introduce new international students to U.S. campus life, opportunities at Hartwick, and F-1 visa requirements.

Right Away Apply for your student visa at your U.S. embassy or consulate.
For more information about the visa process, visit the Information for New International Students webpage. 
June 1 Academic Course Planner and Placement Exams (as needed): First steps toward the creation of your Fall Term course schedule – visit First Year Course Planning for more details.

Fill out the Housing & Roommate Preference Form or Commuter Application Form on the Housing Portal (you may need to log in with your Hartwick credentials to access these forms).

Financial Responsibility Form (pdf – print or scan and send to or fax to 607-431-4006).

Honors Program application (by invitation only)

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program enrollment deadline (if applicable)

July 1 Suggested deadline for buying a plane ticket.
July 15 Health Forms due.

Bill available for viewing online; for information about paying your bill using Flywire, visit

Final, official high school and college transcript transcripts due to the Office of the Registrar.

Photo Submission for Student ID Card: Scroll down to “Online Photo Submission” section for instructions on uploading your student ID photo.

July 31 Arrival Information and Ride Request Form due to the Office of Global Education. Due by August 14th
August 2 Health Insurance Election Form  – Must be submitted even if not choosing health insurance coverage through Hartwick.

Scholar-athlete Eligibility Forms – for fall-semester athletes only; check with individual coach

Fall Term Bill due; many international students use to pay.

Alcohol & Sexual Assault Awareness Online Educational Module – will be available on July 15.

August 21-22 Being to Move onto Campus for in-person instruction.

Dates to arrive at Albany, NY (ALB) Airport, run errands, get settled into dorm rooms, etc.

August 23 & 24 New International Student Orientation
Please bring your passport with visa and I-20 to our first session.
Check back for the detailed schedule.
August 25-29 Welcome Weekend for all new students
August 30 First day of classes