Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Newly arrived postdocs, professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Your final immigration document review will be completed at the beginning of the meeting, so please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting start time.

Bring the following:

  • Passport (including passport admission stamp)
  • DS-2019
  • I-94 Arrival/Departure record (Access the record here, print, and bring to Scholar Information Meeting) 
  • Above documents for accompanying family members
  • Printout of completed Scholar Information Meeting Check-in Form

Winter 2020 Schedule

Please attend the first scheduled meeting after your arrival in Berkeley. The meeting will last approximately 2 hours. You only need to attend ONE of the following meetings. Please see campus map for building locations.

Tuesday, March 3rd 10am International House Berkeley
Tuesday, March 17th 2pm International House Berkeley
*SIM dates are updated every month*