The University of New Orleans requires students in F and J immigration status to have medical insurance coverage. Medical help in the United States, whether it's going to the doctor for a regular check up or going to the hospital in the case of an emergency, is very expensive. It is important that students have appropriate coverage and continuously maintain it.
Charges for the University's insurance plan are automatically placed on students' bills each term. Students with their own coverage that meets the University's minimum requirements may request a waiver of the insurance fee by submitting the F- 1 or J-1 Insurance Coverage Evaluation form (see links at bottom of page) to their insurance company for verification of coverage. The completed form then must be submitted to the Office of International Students and Scholars. Late requests will not be accepted.
Hurricane Evacuation Information
Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. Because New Orleans is below sea level and surrounded by water, people who live here pay special attention to weather reports during these months. Before a hurricane enters the Gulf, you should develop your own evacuation plan. You don’t need to panic! A hurricane moves slowly, giving us time to implement our evacuation plan. Individuals who reside in trailers will be required to evacuate their trailers in the event of severe tropical storm or Category 1 or 2 hurricane. New Orleans city officials will call for a city-wide evacuation if Southeast Louisiana is directly threatened by a Category 3 hurricane or above. Of course, UNO would close in this situation and all buildings would be locked. Students and scholars living on campus would have to leave their dorm rooms and apartments. Students are encouraged not to make airline reservations for winter break until the end of October due to the possibility of the fall semester being extended for university closure during an emergency. Here are some suggestions for getting out of the city if an evacuation is ordered.
The best way to find on-campus employment is to go to different departments on campus and ask if there is a student worker position available. There are more jobs available during the beginning of the semester. Go to offices located in your College, Library, Computer Labs, Cafeteria (Chartwells), Bookstore, Fitness Center, and various administrative offices. Also, check postings on the Office of Career Services website
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Immigration is complicated. There are a lot of rules to remember and follow, but we've got everything you need to maintain your status and maximize your experience as an F or J student.