Next Steps After I-20

Now what? You’ve completed your application file. You’ve received your admission decision. You have received your I-20. What’s next?

Setting up your EMU Account

  1. You received an email from containing your Royal Passport that includes information on setting up your EMU email and MyEMU account. 
    • If you didn’t see this come in, please search “newaccounts” in your email search bar. THIS MAY BE IN YOUR SPAM. If you need assistance, please contact Information Systems at or 540-432-4357.
  2. Set up your Royal Password (instructions on “EMU Account Notification” email).
  3. Log into email
  4. Log into myEMU (most important items are housed here)
  5. Log into Moodle (this is where course syllabi and various class communications will be held)

Access your Enrollment Checklist

After logging into your EMU account, there are a variety of other steps you must complete after admission and prior to enrolling at EMU. To access your personalized enrollment checklist, please navigate to the Admissions page on myEMU to view your status and see important information to plan for your arrival!

Travel to EMU

EMU is located in the small, friendly city of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Travel time from Washington D.C. to Harrisonburg is about two hours.

  • Virginia airports within proximity to Harrisonburg include: 
    • Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) - 25 minutes
    • Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) - 1 hour
    • Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 2 hours
    • Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 2 hours

Note: The Virginia Breeze is a daily MegaBus route that runs between Harrisonburg and Washington, DC with separate stops at Dulles International Airport and Union Station.

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