When can I get to campus?

We hear this question every day from international students like you. With the coronavirus pandemic, we understand that visa availability and travel plans may have been impacted. As always, the University of Kansas has you covered.

We are working to get you to campus as soon as possible, in ways that ensure your health and safety. If you face delays in arriving to campus on time, explore our solutions for beginning your university journey in a way that is tailored to you.


Option 1.

On-Campus Fall Semester—August Arrival

The University of Kansas intends to open its doors in some capacity for Fall 2020. You are welcome to arrive on campus at the start of the regular semester in August, if that is possible for you. Our team will be available to support you during your transition to life in the U.S.


Option 2.

On-Campus Fall Semester—Late Arrival

We are offering a new rolling arrival option that will enable you to get started on your degree virtually in August and arrive at our campus in the heart of Kansas later this fall.


Option 3.

Virtual Fall Semester

If you are unable to arrive on campus for the fall semester for either start option, you are invited to participate in virtual fall classes through KU Online, a digital classroom experience that lets you begin your program right away from home—no study delays or interruptions—and transition smoothly to the University of Kansas in January. Learn more here.

Find a solution that works

Explore which path to your university degree makes the most sense for you:

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa appointment for this summer?

Answer: Yes

Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for August?

Answer: Yes

On-Campus Fall Semester—August Arrival

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa appointment for late summer or early fall?

Answer: Yes

Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans by October?

Answer: Yes

On-Campus Fall Semester—Late Arrival

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa to arrive on campus mid-semester?

Answer: No

Question 2: Are you able to begin your University of Kansas degree virtually from your home this fall?

Answer: Yes

Virtual Fall Semester

Stay informed

During this time of uncertainty, we are here for you. See how we have been supporting our students this semester:


KU Helps the Community during COVID-19

Students, faculty and staff across KU are responding to COVID-19’s effect on the region and society.


Chancellor's Weekly COVID-19 Update

Chancellor Girod is hosting weekly updates via Zoom to discuss how KU is responding to the pandemic.

Explore More of Our COVID-19 Resources