When first arriving at SUU, all new international students are required to report to the Sargon Heinrich Global Engagement Center before the start date listed on their I-20. Students arriving after this date may not be granted admission to the United States.
The Sargon Heinrich Global Engagement Center located across the street from the Music Center at 439 W. 200 S. Campus Map Check-In is available Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
The Check-In process will complete your admission to Southern Utah University, and ensure compliance with immigration requirements. During the Check-In process, students will review their information with the school and complete the steps necessary to ensure compliance with immigration requirements. Students will also be provided a schedule for arrival week services and activities that will help students adjust to their new home.
New Student Check-In - This checklist will help students plan for their check-in.
Confirming student’s personal information ensures that SUU has the correct contact information, and ensures that the information contained on the immigration documents is correct. In addition to updating student’s information with SUU, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires that students update their new address on the USCIS system within 10 days of any change. Consult the website below for information about updating your address.
Online Address Update - This website provides instructions to update address information with immigration services.
Submitting copies of immigration documents is an important step in maintaining the student visa in good standing. Students will need to bring the following documents to Check-In with them:
Immigration documents are VERY important. Students should keep these in a safe place in their apartment, replacing any of the above documents will carry a financial cost and may require several weeks before you receive a replacement.
To learn more about immigration documents, visit: Immigration Documents
Students are required to show proof of their immunizations. Required immunizations include Measles, Mumps and Rubella, or a combined MMR. If students cannot provide their immunization records, they will be required to receive immunizations in the US.
Immunization Records - Complete this form and return to the Global Engagement Center to provide proof of your immunizations.
Ensuring the safety and health of students includes completing the required Tuberculosis (TB) Test within one month of arriving in Cedar City. Throughout the first four weeks of the semester, the local health department will visit campus to administer TB tests. For a list of dates and times, consult your arrival services schedule.
TB Questionnaire - This questionnaire will help students plan on what type of TB test they will need to submit to the University.
Tuberculosis (TB) - This document contains frequently asked questions about TB and the Quantiferon Blood Test and the TB Skin Test.
SUU requires that every international student carries personal health insurance during their enrollment as a student. Health care can be very expensive in the United States; a few days in the hospital could result in a bill in excess of $20,000. Personal health insurance will help protect students from these high costs in case of illness or injury.
To make sure our students are financially covered in the event of medical need, the following coverage minimums have been established to ensure students are financially protected in the event of sickness or injury:
*Note: these are plan minimums required by Southern Utah University; your plan may exceed these requirements.
Proof of Insurance - Complete and submit this form to the GEC as proof of your personal health insurance.
Insurance Providers - To learn more about health insurance, contact the companies listed on this link.
*SUU does not endorse any specific insurance provider. Students are expected to evaluate and select their own insurance.