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2022 Pre-Departure Orientation University of Michigan - Shared screen with speaker view
Mageshwaran Muruganandam
19:05
Hello All!, Greetings from India!
Frank
19:23
Hello from Taiwan🇹🇼
Medha Kapoor
20:09
Hello All ! I am from India
Kelly Nelson
23:23
^PDF of slides available above!
hana galijasevic
24:01
could you send it again as new members can't see prior messages ? thanks!
Kelly Nelson
24:07
Yes!
Kelly Nelson
24:09
One moment
Zakaria Zerrouki
24:45
Thanks!
Kelly Nelson
24:52
You're welcome!
Kelly Nelson
29:36
Hi all, if you just signed in, I just included a PDF of the slides above!
Kelly Nelson
29:40
You can use it to click on links
Sumit
29:54
Thanks!
Kelly Nelson
36:15
For those who just logged in, I'll include a PDF of the slides below (you can use this to click on links)
Kelly Nelson
50:20
You can see a list of International Student-focused student organizations here, too: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15uRWdYrleXtwadKST8y6V0O0J3ogEt-CC-1uerOXcRw/edit#gid=1839885342
Kelly Wagner
01:17:01
In case anyone hasn't gotten the slides yet, I just attached them again (above)
ata tabatabavakili
01:23:30
can you please send the slides again?
Akshat Porwal
01:24:30
Does Michigan flyer has any baggage constraints? We'll be bringing two to three full sized bags, will it be an issue?
Kelly Wagner
01:25:08
I'm not sure about baggage issues with Michigan Flyer - but I will looks. I think you will be fine with 3 bags.
Monica Roskamp
01:25:56
The answer can be found here in under 'Luggage Allowance': https://www.michiganflyer.com/FAQsPolicies.aspx
Kelly Wagner
01:26:25
Thanks, Monica! I was just going to share. Looks like 2 bags are allowed, up to 50lb. Afterwards you pay $10 for each
Akshat Porwal
01:27:51
Thanks Monica
Nada Abdalgawad
01:30:04
what are the payment methods on buses? Is it cash or do I need a credit card?
Kelly Wagner
01:33:02
https://www.theride.org/how-ride/ride-bus
Kelly Wagner
01:33:38
There are several options to pay, but usually cash or a pre-paid pass on the mobile app.
Nada Abdalgawad
01:34:16
Thank you Ms Kelly
Solgen LIU
01:36:13
Just out of curiosity, but why are students not allowed to stay in their campus housing?
Jialong Ke
01:36:13
sorry, guys when will the housing be close for the break?
Kelly Wagner
01:36:31
Housing closes for winter break, or the period between fall and winter semester
Narayanan Venugopal
01:36:47
Does this apply for graduate residences as well??
Kelly Wagner
01:37:03
This does not apply for graduate housing or apartment style housing on-campus
SIWON LEE
01:37:09
Is there any way to check if my housing application is in progress appropriately?
Narayanan Venugopal
01:37:18
Got it! THank you!
Kelly Wagner
01:37:33
To check your application you need to contact housing@umich.edu
SIWON LEE
01:37:48
Thank you!
Valentina Caicedo Garzon
01:37:57
Is there any way to check if my vaccine information was upload correctly? or if it was accepted?
Olawale Joshua Akingbade
01:37:58
Hi Kelly. Could you please share the PDF again? Thank you!
Olawale Joshua Akingbade
01:38:43
Got it! Thanks.
Moon B Hazarika
01:40:14
Could you please share a link of the furniture rental company?
Jialong Ke
01:40:22
BTW, what is the difference between house of on-compus and off-compus
Kelly Wagner
01:40:39
On-campus means it Is owned and managed by the University
Jialong Ke
01:41:12
Sounds great! thanks
Kelly Wagner
01:41:15
These buildings are also located on the campus grounds as well
Leo Yeh
01:41:31
furniture rental company: https://www.cort.com/
Kelly Wagner
01:41:32
Off-campus means privately owned, and the locations vary greatly
Namho Koh
01:42:11
Apologies for the interruption but where might I be able to find this recording please? Thank you so much.
Ranjan
01:42:42
I think it'll be emailed to us afterwards
Kelly Wagner
01:42:48
The recording will be uploaded to the IC website and we will email you once it's available
Namho Koh
01:42:57
Awesome, thank you so much!
Kelly Wagner
01:43:59
If you submitted your vaccination information but haven't heard back yet, here is some information: https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/vaccine#submitted-not-received-notice-verified-rejected-header
Valentina Caicedo Garzon
01:44:07
Thanks!!
Hyesun Chung
01:45:01
Sorry for asking again, could you please share the slides?
Akshat Porwal
01:47:43
Does payment plan has any extra fees apart from enrollment fee?
Narayanan Venugopal
01:48:12
Hi I'm also not able to access the slides as well? is it because I haven't signed in with my umich id?
Kelly Wagner
01:49:29
You may need to login with your Umich credentials for some U-M sites that are linked
Frank
01:49:32
I can't access to the slide as well.
Kelly Wagner
01:49:58
The PDF of slides were just shared in the chat, you should be able to download? If not, they will be added to the IC website with the recording later
Muskaan Mittal
01:50:11
it didn't let me access the slides from my phone but it worked on my laptop so if you're on your phone you could try that
Moon B Hazarika
01:50:45
How do we go about paying tuition if we have taken an education loan? Is the bank allowed to directly transfer the money?
Onyinye Okpoechi
01:50:59
I joined a little later so I didn't see the PDF. Please could it be shared again? Thank you.
Jorge Perea
01:51:00
I´ll travel with my family. Is there any meal plan for my family? Or, the meal plans are only for students?
Youngseo Na
01:52:21
I would like to know whether Medicine MCard could be used with PNC card or not. I'm curious as I found that Medicine MCard is different from general MCard.
Kelly Wagner
01:52:32
I don't know about a family meal plan, but you can email mealplans@umich.edu to ask
Jorge Perea
01:52:43
thanks!!
Avirup Sircar
01:53:37
Do umich blue bus run all night
Kelly Wagner
01:54:49
Blue Busses don't run all night, but there are some after-hours options: https://ltp.umich.edu/campus-transit/after-hours/
Sabare
01:55:06
Hi, can you please share the presentation pdf file once again? Thanks.
MINGHUI LI
01:55:15
Hi, I‘d like to ask if there's any other options instead of student insurance? Also what's the website of student insurance
◉‿◉ Tereza
01:55:22
Are the gyms free for all students?
Kelly Wagner
01:55:51
Yes- Gyms are included in your tuition for students
Lina Maria Peña
01:56:31
Are they included in the tuition for grad students as well?
Kelly Nelson
01:56:53
@ Lina -- yes! The campus gyms are also included for you!
Ranjan
01:56:53
I've already submitted by vaccination information, how will I know if it has been reviewed and accepted by the university?
Minkyoung Cho
01:57:29
Just curious, when can we start using Gym (especially, NCRB)?
Kelly Nelson
01:57:35
Hi Ranjan - I believe you should get an email.
Ranjan
01:57:53
Thanks!
Kelly Wagner
01:57:59
I believe that access to the Rec Center will start by the first day of classes (perhaps a few days sooner)
Julio Copana
01:58:20
Can the health plan be started before the start date?
Minkyoung Cho
01:58:32
Thanks for your reply!
Muskaan Mittal
01:58:52
are there ways to adapt our native country health insurance to meet the requirements - so we don't have to purchase the international student plan?
Kelly Wagner
01:59:12
On the Rec Center Site: Students enrolled in the current semester have building access from the day after the previous semester's finals to the day before the next semester's classes begin.
Kelly Wagner
01:59:51
https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/resources/healthins/links-and-faq
Kelly Nelson
01:59:55
Hi @Muskaan - here is information about the waiver process, if you think that your current health insurance might qualify: https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/resources/healthins/waiver
Mantavya Shaileshbhai Patel
02:00:12
I got my 2nd dose of vaccine in month of April 2022 and i am not eligible for booster dose till September. What should i do about submitting my booster dose information?
Muskaan Mittal
02:00:23
thanks!
Lina Maria Peña
02:00:27
Do we need to get extra vaccines besides covid vaccines?
Kelly Nelson
02:00:54
@Lina - no. The COVID vaccine is the only one that is required.
Kelly Wagner
02:01:07
You will need to request a submit a booster exemptions or postponement, but submit your other two doses as well
Kelly Wagner
02:01:37
There are separate forms for the vaccine (first two doses) and the Booster here: https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/vaccine#what-happens-after-submit-vaccination-info-header
Kelly Nelson
02:01:49
@Mantavya: the information about submitting vaccine info/requesting exception is here: https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/vaccine/
Kelly Wagner
02:01:54
https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/vaccine
iPhone14 pro
02:02:23
As a Canadian student, is the i20 required to enter the US? Should I present a printed copy of the document at the custom?
Kelly Nelson
02:04:16
This will be addressed later, @iPhone14pro
Jialong Ke
02:04:51
Help! I submitted my covid-19 vaccination a while ago, but since my first dose is not authorized by the CDC, which is not approved by the vaccination apartment, I submitted my exemption postponement request and be approved. Thus, I wonder to know that am I still to submit the full record before the DDL(7/15 ) or conform to the exemption postponement decision ?
Ardy
02:06:20
How long will it take approximately to obtain I20?
Kelly Wagner
02:07:39
Jialong this site might help https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/faqs#vaccination-student
SIWON LEE
02:07:57
How can I make my Umich email account?
Nada Abdalgawad
02:08:02
when do you recommend to book our flights? do I book after my visa interview?
Kelly Wagner
02:08:50
https://documentation.its.umich.edu/node/672 Gives information about setting up umich account
Akshat Porwal
02:09:28
What about the immunization form? Do we need to get all the vaccines mentioned in the form?
Wutt Kyi (she/her)
02:10:53
if I am a grad student and I am already in Ann Arbor, am I required to attend international student orientation?
Kelly Nelson
02:12:30
Hi @Wutt -- your academic program will likely have an orientation for new students, and that may be required. For the International Center, the mandatory immigration check-in online course is required - have you already done that? The sessions that we'll offer in late July/August will be optional, but recommended.
Moon B Hazarika
02:12:41
Where can we find out if the course is hybrid or in-person, and how long will the course be in online mode?
Hyunrym Kim
02:13:45
When can I start moving into a dormitory?
Aya M. Halabi (she/her/hers)
02:13:55
I did not get the I-194 status check issue I got my visa and did all the paperwork properly. May you please comment on hat a bit?
Kelly Wagner
02:14:14
You will get an email from housing to set up your move in date. But, move-in for undergraduate students is Aug 24-28
Reyhaneh Najafi
02:14:52
Hi!Can any authorized health care provider in my country complete my immunization form?
Vishnupriya
02:15:05
when are we allowed to apply for GSA ans GSRA?
Julio Copana
02:17:49
I was a TA in another US university. Do I need to get a new SSN for UMICH?
Kelly Wagner
02:18:02
No - you only get one SSN
Valentina Caicedo Garzon
02:19:55
Is there any way I can get started with getting my SSN before arriving to the US?
Monica Roskamp
02:20:30
@Aya - the I-94 will not be issued online until you have physically entered the U.S. Once you do that, you should be able to retrieve the I-94 online: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/recent-search
Jose Zambrana
02:20:52
Is there resources for F2 dependents?
Aya M. Halabi (she/her/hers)
02:21:04
Is there any center for Palestinian student on campus?
Aya M. Halabi (she/her/hers)
02:21:17
*students
Vishnupriya
02:21:37
As an international student, are we applied to apply for part time and assistantships before coming to US?
Dhyey Rajani
02:21:41
any specific websites for applying for on-campus jobs part time for graduate students?
Zakaria Zerrouki
02:22:08
My Questions:Regarding connecting with campus: As an incoming Master's student on an F-1 visa, what actionable steps must I take in order to be eligible to access mental health services offered by the University of Michigan?Regarding immigration considerations: As an incoming Master's student on an F-1 visa, what actionable steps must I take in order to be legally eligible to take a summer internship off-campus? In particular, if I want to apply for an summer internship, is it necessary for me to apply for OPT and/or CPT?
Wutt Kyi (she/her)
02:22:09
I understand that I-20 for grad students are processed by rackham but if I need to get a new I-20 during the academic year, do I contact rackham or international student office?
Kelly Nelson
02:22:17
https://finance.umich.edu/finops/student
ata tabatabavakili
02:22:25
what if we get on-campus housing, but we don't make it to that semester and get to defer a semester due to visa.
ata tabatabavakili
02:22:31
what will happen?
MA Qingzhou
02:22:33
Do we need any health examination before entering US?
Monica Roskamp
02:22:34
@Jose - immigration info for F-2 can be found here: https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/students/f1-students/f2-dependents. Otherwise, our life in Ann Arbor page is a good resource: https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/resources/life
◉‿◉ Tereza
02:22:37
Exchange student for fall semester only - any tips on finding short term accommodation? (Been trying, it is extremely difficult)
Dhyey Rajani
02:23:03
any specific websites for applying for on-campus jobs part time for graduate students?
Sanjung
02:23:20
any specific place that we could stay prior the housing available? i'm looking for a temporary place to stay around a week.
Monica Roskamp
02:23:29
@Wutt, once you have arrived in the U.S., the International Center handles all I-20 updates
Santiago Guillermo Sanjurjo
02:23:49
Hi, Do I need to get the I-20 approved before starting with the I 94 form?
Kelly Nelson
02:23:54
The U-M Health Insurance advisor can be reached at ihi@umich.edu
Kelly Wagner
02:24:18
https://studentemployment.umich.edu/ is the best site for on-campus student jobs
Ranjan
02:24:30
How do dining dollars & blue bucks work? What happens if I run out of them?
Kelly Nelson
02:24:53
https://uhs.umich.edu/immunization-records
Sonam Agarwal
02:25:14
When do I need to start updating/checking my I 94 form?
Reyhaneh Najafi
02:25:42
Thank you very much Kelly!
Kelly Nelson
02:25:44
@Ranjan -- you'll add them to your M-Card once you arrive!
Mantavya Shaileshbhai Patel
02:26:09
Can we get a health insurance from other companies rather than university of Michigan and where can we get to know whether my health insurance is acceptable by the university or not?
Ranjan
02:26:12
Got it, thanks
Sonam Agarwal
02:26:20
Thank You!
ata tabatabavakili
02:26:22
what if we get on-campus housing, but we don't make it to that semester and get to defer a semester due to visa.
ata tabatabavakili
02:26:44
do we have to pay for the semester's rent?
Kelly Nelson
02:26:55
Hi @ata -- this would be a question for housing!
Kelly Nelson
02:26:56
housing@umich.edu
Devagya Sharma
02:26:56
How can the payments be made if we have availed an education loan? Can the payment directly come from the lending bank?
Moon B Hazarika
02:27:02
Where can we find out if the course is hybrid or in-person, and how long will the course be in online mode?
Monica Roskamp
02:27:06
https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/resources/healthins/waiver
Asa Willoughby
02:27:23
If we have part-time work that we do online based in our home country are we permitted to continue this on the F1 visa?
Julio Copana
02:27:43
How do I get effective my tuition covered award?
Namratha Boddakayala
02:28:00
How many days prior the program start date should students arrive? Is there any recommended period?
Monica Roskamp
02:28:21
employment authorization is required for all employment that is performed on U.S. soil. Unfortunately it is not permissible to work for a company remotely while in the U.S. without proper work authorization.
Asa Willoughby
02:28:55
Where do we seek this authorization from?
Olawale Joshua Akingbade
02:28:59
I filled out the I94 form when I initially traveled to the United States. Do I fill another one as I return to the States for my studies?
ata tabatabavakili
02:29:22
Thanks
Monica Roskamp
02:29:34
Typically CPT is needed for off-campus employment authorization noting that new students typically do not qualify for CPT right away: https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/students/f1-students/cpt
Asa Willoughby
02:29:52
thank you!
Youngseo Na
02:30:06
Do fully-funded students also need to apply the Flywire?
ata tabatabavakili
02:30:17
I'm graduate
Sonam Agarwal
02:30:20
Is there a student counsellor/advisor available virtually for international students before we arrive on campus?
◉‿◉ Tereza
02:30:27
Thanks!
Kelly Wagner
02:30:32
Flywire is just a platform to make payments, it's not required if you aren't making payments from overseas
Youngseo Na
02:30:56
Thanks!
Monica Roskamp
02:31:34
https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/advising-hours
Kelly Wagner
02:31:39
https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/advising-hours
Sonam Agarwal
02:31:44
Thank you so much!
Monica Roskamp
02:32:30
A new I-94 is issued upon each U.S. entry, so students that have previously been in the U.S. should access the latest I-94 online: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
Olawale Joshua Akingbade
02:32:55
Thank you!
Aya M. Halabi (she/her/hers)
02:33:05
Thank you so much! That's super helpful
Valentina Caicedo Garzon
02:33:05
Can you share the link of the session evaluation here in the chat? I
Sofia Salamanca
02:33:14
Thank you!
Kelly Nelson
02:33:26
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOllGoHIj2hQduto2fwwrJnGA4r7orQBjtCc9nJrB_zMNhYw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Kelly Nelson
02:33:31
^link to the evaluation!!
Valentina Caicedo Garzon
02:33:31
thanks
Vaibhav Khanna
02:34:07
Thank you!
Devagya Sharma
02:34:47
Thank You for the session! It was really informative.
Kelly Nelson
02:34:51
Questions about online vs. in-person courses can be asked to your academic advisor within your department.
Vishnupriya
02:35:05
Thank you :D !
Romie Angelo Granja Azur
02:35:17
Thanks IC team for arranging this session! Really helpful. 😄😄😄