International Student Services

Arrival to Campus

When Should I Arrive to Campus?

ISS strongly encourages you to ensure that you arrive to campus in time to attend your Orientation and  the on-campus housing move-in day (if applicable). Dates for your Orientation are listed on our Next Steps website.

To enter the United States, you will need your UW Bothell I-20, valid passport, and valid F-1 visa. Do not attempt to enter the U.S. without these documents.

If you are arriving to the U.S. on an initial I-20, immigration regulations allow students on an F-1 visa to enter the United States up to 30 days before the program start date on your I-20 (see line #5 on your UW Bothell I-20). 

What Airport Should I Fly To?

You will want to fly into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA-TAC).

How Can I Reach UW Bothell from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport?

There are many ways that you can reach campus. A few suggestions are:

* Shuttle Express: Only costs $21 with your UW student discount. The shuttle can bring you directly to your accomodations. Reservations encouraged. More information here.

* Yellow Cab Taxi Service: More information here

* King Country Metro Bus: More information here.