Immigration and Pre-departure Information

Obtaining an F1 visa and traveling can seem like a complicated process. We have put together information sheets on immigration and pre-departure guidelines that will make this process less difficult.

Immigration Information

To review basic guidelines regarding your immigration record, please select the Immigration and Visa Information icon below.

Immigration and Visa Information

Pre-departure Information

To review recommended pre-departure information please select the Pre-departure Information icon below. Topics covered in this set are:

  • New Student Arrival “To Do”
  • Travel Information
  • Residence Halls
  • Medical Requirements
  • On-campus Employment
  • Books

Pre-departure Information

We look forward to welcoming you to the DSU campus. If you have any questions regarding the information provided on this page, please email  

Fall Important Dates

Admissions Opens:
January 15th

Priority Process Deadline:
June 1st

Admissions Cut-off:
August 1st

Spring Important Dates

Admissions Opens:
August 1st

Priority Process Deadline:
October 15th

Admissions Cut-off:
December 15th

  Airport Pickup

Students who fly into the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt National Airport have the option of receiving free transportation to Dickinson State University. Please note that this service is only available 7 days before the Program Start date on your I-20. To request an airport pickup please complete the following information:

"*" Mandatory Field



A confirmation email will be sent to you. If you do not receive a email from us 72 hours before your departure, please contact the Center for Multicultural Affairs immediately.

Your final destination should be Dickinson, North Dakota (airport code DIK), with a connecting flight from Denver, Colorado (airport code DEN). If you have any questions, please contact The Center for Multicultural Affairs at

IMPORTANT: In case of an emergency, please contact Dickinson State University at 1-800-279-4295. This number is free to call from anywhere in the United States. An operator will be available to assist you every day from 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time to 10:00 p.m. Mountain Time. If you must leave a message, please leave a detailed message with your name, location, and situation. If you have any questions please contact the Center for Multicultural Affairs at