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Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS): Important Travel Information

Register for a Walden Academic Residency

Most programs that have academic residency, skills lab, or pre-practicum lab requirements have virtual attendance options available (Exception: BAYR for PhD Clinical Psychology). We encourage you to consider participating in one of the virtual events since I-20s are not needed for virtual academic residencies, labs, or intensives.

If you wish to register for an academic event taking place in the U.S., you may do so if registration for your program is open at this time.

Please do not make any travel arrangements until directed to do so by Walden.

For more information, visit the Calendar. You may register by contacting Student Success Advising

Important Travel Information

Check the Calendar for your program to view upcoming events.

Watch your Walden email, your registration confirmation travel and event information site for information and updates. DO NOT make any event travel reservations until directed to do so by Walden!

If You Have an I-20 and Your U.S. Event Transitioned to Virtual Delivery

We encourage you to participate in one of the virtual options for events taking place. For more information, visit the Calendar.

Your SEVIS fee is valid for up to one year, and if the Form I-20 associated with said SEVIS fee is not used, the fee can be transferred to a new I-20 directly from To request a fee transfer from the website, you will need to begin by checking your payment status. Once the information is entered, you will be taken to your I-901 records. If there is a valid fee payment on your record a request transfer button will appear next to the print confirmation button. Once you select this transfer option you will be prompted to enter your new SEVIS ID, School or program code and verify that your personal information is correct. After submitting your request you will be sent an initial email informing you that your transfer request was received and then you will be sent another email either confirming the transfer with instructions to print your new payment confirmation or a denial email explaining why the transfer request could not be processed. For further questions about transferring an unused SEVIS fee payment, please contact SEVP at or visit