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Post-Arrival Information for your J1 Visitor

How to secure Housing for your Visitor

It is extremely important to reserve housing for your visitor as soon as possible! To secure housing, YOU must complete the Visiting Scholar Residences' Departmental Agreement form Bedrooms are available on a first come, first serve basis only. Ms. Stephanie Hammons is the contact.

Priorities and Restrictions for use of the Visiting Scholars Residences

Visiting scholars who are here by themselves have priority over visiting scholars who are here with a spouse. Visiting scholars with dependent children must seek off campus housing due to scholar residences being not suitable for children.

How to get a WKU 800 #, Net ID and E-Mail account for your Visitor

After the prospective Scholar secures his/her J-1 visa, you can help obtain a WKU 800 #, Net ID and Email account for your visiting Scholar. For step-by-step instructions please click here. If you have technical questions or need help, please call the IT Department at extension 5-7000 (IT help desk).

Transportation from the Airport for your Visitor

You can also arrange airport shuttle service to Bowling Green from Nashville. Please visit InShuttle Transportation or Airport Shuttle of Bowling Green for more details.

On Campus & Local Transportation

WKU does provide a free shopping shuttle for students that your visitor can use in order to get groceries and supplies. The schedule is available at the WKU Department of Transportation website.

How to get a WKU ID Card for your Visitor

When your visitor has arrived he/she need to go to the ID Center in DUC, Room 126. Your visitor MUST have a photo ID (such as a passport), their letter of offer/invitation, WKU 800 # AND pay $10.00. He/she will have their picture taken and then they will get his/her ID card. The whole process only takes a few minutes, except in special cases such as large group enrollments. For questions or comments about the ID Card, contact or call (270) 745-2417.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14