The Office of First-Year Experience and Family Programs will provide free shuttles to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at the following dates and times:
Tuesday, December 17—6 a.m. | 10 a.m. | 2 p.m. | 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18—6 a.m. | 10 a.m. | 2 p.m. | 4 p.m.
Thursday, December 19—6 a.m. | 10 a.m. | 2 p.m. | 4 p.m.
You must reserve a spot on the shuttle of your choice. Email Carly Nance at
email@example.com by Sunday, December15 using the subject line: Airport Shuttle. Indicate in your email the date and time of your preferred shuttle. Remember, you should plan to arrive at the airport two hours prior to your flight departure, and maybe even earlier at this busy time of year, so plan accordingly!
You can also use your RTA pass to get to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the Megabus or the Greyhound. Visit google.com/transit to find your way.
The offices of Student Activities and Leadership and the Center for International Affairs are excited to announce an innovative program that brings together international and domestic students to explore culture, cross cultural communication and how to build inclusive teams.
Register Now to be a part of this experience!
It's never happened before since Thanksgiving was set as the fourth Thursday in November. So, if you feast after sundown on Thursday, November 28, your turkey will be served on the second of Hanukkah's eight days!
LEAVING THE U.S. DURING THE SEMESTER BREAK?
If you plan to travel outside the U.S. during the semester break, please be sure to check the third page of your I-20 (if you are in F-1 status) or the lower right side of your DS-2019 (if you are in J-1 status) to see when your document was last signed. A "travel signature" generally is good for one year, but if you will be visiting Canada, you will need a signature that is no more than six months old. If you will be applying for a "Temporary Resident''s" (Visitor''s) visa to go to Canada, you also will need a letter of good standing from the Office of International Student Services (ISS). Please come to the ISS Office for a travel signature during regular office hours Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keep in mind that the ISS Office will be closed when the university is officially closed during the holiday season. Be sure to check our homepage for closing dates. If you ever have doubts about our availability, we strongly recommend that you call the office before planning your visit.
TRAVELING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES?
Many students think that their passport and visa documents are needed only when traveling abroad. WRONG! If you are planning a trip within the United States by car, bus, train or airplane, to U.S. cities near or far, it is essential that you have your passport and visa documents with you (in a very safe place, of course!) In recent years, there has been heightened security not only at all border crossings, but also at bus terminals, train terminals, and airports throughout the United States. International students may be stopped and questioned randomly. Therefore, students should have their passport, visa documents (I-94 card and SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019), and Case student ID card with them for ALL distance travel. In addition, be sure that your current SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 has an authorizing signature for travel on page 3. (Note: A travel signature is valid for up to one year with just two exceptions: (1.) If you will be traveling to Canada, you should have a travel signature that is no more than six months old. (2.) If you are currently approved for post-completion OPT, a travel signature is valid for only six months.) If you have applied for a change of non-immigrant status or Optional Practical Training (OPT), be sure to carry your INS receipt notice as well, which proves that you have an application pending with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A person without valid travel documents can be arrested, threatened with deportation and taken into Department of Homeland Security (DHS) custody. We certainly don't want any of these things to happen to you!
PLANNING A CRUISE?
Please be sure to refer to this very important information.