Information for International Students

Spring 2022 Schedule

Spring semester begins Thursday, January 20, 2022 and the last day of finals is Friday, May 13, 2022. 

New Student Orientation and Arrival on Campus

New student orientation will be held in-person and online January 14.

Please note the recent announcement with regards to entry into the U.S. by all foreign national air travelers:

Once arriving on campus, you must get tested for COVID-19 three days after your arrival! Here is a schedule of testing times: 

For vaccinated (with an approved WHO/FDA vaccine) students: 

COVID-19 testing times

For unvaccinated students: 

COVID-19 testing times

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Sarah Behrends at

Travel Plans

New students to the university should complete the International Student Arrival Form letting us know of your travel plans.  

Current Students

Current international students arriving back to campus from overseas are recommended to follow the quarantine guidelines outlined above for new incoming students.  Current students are able to arrive on campus beginning August 13.


All students are encouraged to get vaccinated before they arrive in the U.S. and, if possible, receive a FDA/WHO-authorized vaccine. However, if this is not possible, there will be the opportunity to receive a vaccination, upon availability, on campus before or during the fall semester.  

The following vaccines are considered FDA/WHO approved (as of 5.27.2021)

  • Moderna

  • Pfizer

  • Janssen (Johnson and Johnson)

  • AstraZeneca

Others are being developed and may be approved throughout the summer.

If you are unsure if your vaccine meets the FDA/WHO authorization, please email Sarah Behrends, Assistant Director of Nursing at

Online Options 

UNI is offering online courses for students who are unable to arrive in the U.S. for the beginning of classes but do not want to delay their university studies. The program provides students with a wide variety of course options and forms of delivery to accommodate students in all majors and in all time zones. 

Set up a one-on-one consultation to receive more information by emailing   


Kristi Marchesani
Director of International Recruitment and Admissions
1 (319) 273-2281

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