Arrival and Orientation

Arrival Information (2022-2023)

  • When:

    • Exchange (J-1) Students: 
      • Your arrival and move-in date is Monday, August 15, 2022.
    • New International (F-1) students:
      • Athletes: Please check your welcome letter about arrival details and consult your coach for guidance in terms of early accommodations prior to the beginning of the Pre-Season Camp. Your UMW on-campus housing is not available prior to TBD.
      • Non-athletes: Your arrival and move-in date is Monday, August 15, 2022.
    • Returning International (F-1) students:
      • Your arrival and move-in date is Friday, August 19, 2022.
    • Visiting Language Coordinators:
      • Your arrival and move-in date is Monday, August 15, 2022.

Link to Academic Calendars, with information on move-in and move-out.

To take advantage of our airport shuttle service, you must arrange your flight to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on the arrival date and within the indicated arrival window as stated in your welcome letter.

    • Upon your arrival at the airport, you will connect with your shuttle driver (if you are using Chop Chop Shuttle Service).
      • For those of you scheduled to meet our Chop Chop Shuttle service:
        • After collecting your luggage, please exit to the main welcome hall and call or WhatsApp the shuttle driver at +1-703-906-6939 and notify him/her that you are through customs.
        • Follow the ramp up to the Departure Level and go outside through the glass doors to the waiting area by Door #1.
        • The shuttle driver should have told you what type of vehicle to look for. It will either be a van marked “Chop Chop Shuttle & Tour,” or an unmarked vehicle. You must look for the van/vehicle and wave to get the driver’s attention. If you have any problems, please call or text the number above.
      • Please keep the following phone numbers with you in case of complications or emergency:
        • Center for International Education (CIE): +1-540-654-1434 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
        • CIE WhatsApp: +1-540-445-1731