All international students on F-1 and J-1 visas are obligated to meet certain Department of Homeland Security (USCIS) requirements in order to maintain their legal visa status during their stay in the US. Before you sign your I-20 or DS-2019, you should read and understand your responsibilities for maintaining legal F-1 and J-1 visa status found on page 2 of the I-20 and DS-2019 and listed below:
The International Center will give you more information on your visa classification and responsibilities during the New Student Orientation. Failure to comply with these rules will result in the loss of your legal immigration status, could prevent you from receiving any special immigration benefits and could lead to your deportation.
If you have any questions please contact the International Center.