Mandatory for all new international students at Ashland University

Orientation Fee of $100, regardless of attendance

Confirm Enrollment

If you have not already done so, please fill out the Enrollment Confirmation form.

Arrival Information

When you have made your travel arrangements (whether by air, bus or car), please notify us as soon as possible by filling out the Arrival Form or emailing iss@ashland.edu

If you are arriving during our scheduled shuttle times, please collect your luggage and wait inside at Door #2 in the Baggage claim area. A staff member will be there to greet you holding a yellow sign. The drive from the Cleveland Airport is approximately 1 hour.

Arriving Early is okay, but we can only provide airport pick up during our scheduled times. The cost of a cab is approximately $150 - $200. 

Arriving Late is not recommended. Please read our reasons why.


Estimate your expenses.


Temporary Housing: If you are over the age of 22 and plan to live off campus, you will be placed in temporary housing at the Surrey Inn ($50 per night per room for one person, $235 per week). Breakfast is included, and you may reduce your expenses by electing to share a room with another person of the same gender.

Off-Campus Housing: During Orientation Week you will be provided with information on housing available nearby the university, as well as help with securing an apartment. 

On-Campus Housing: Please review the Residence Life website get helpful information. Remember that all students under the age of 22 must live on campus, and the purchase of a meal plan for campus residents is mandatory. If you would like us to supply you with bed sheets, towels and a pillow upon your arrival, please indicate this on your Enrollment Confirmation form. The cost is $50.

Orientation Schedule:

We will be providing information sessions on adjusting to university, academic life and the American culture. Other topics include immigration, social activities and finding work on campus. There is opportunity for a campus tours and assistance with opening a bank account, getting a cell phone if desired, and shopping for basic necessities.

We look forward to meeting you soon!