Fall 2014 ISO: International Student Orientation (ISO)
Mandatory Immigration Document Review and Presentation Sessions take place throughout the summer and conclude August 26, 2014. See schedule below.
ISO Week, which includes events sponsored by ISSS and other offices on campus, will be held from Wednesday, August 20th through Tuesday, August 26th, 2014. Find the schedule here.
ISO is for all incoming F-1 or J-1 international students, including undergraduate, graduate, professional, transfer, and exchange students, as well as those returning from leave. ISO is designed to help students confirm arrival on Penn's campus for required government reporting, understand important immigration regulations and procedures required of F-1 and J-1 students, and assist new students in adjusting to life at Penn, in Philadelphia, and in the United States.
Mandatory New Student Check-In Requirements
Federal regulations require that F-1 and J-1 international students register their presence at Penn. This process, known as the check-in procedure, has two steps: 1) completion of the New Student Arrival Information online form and 2) attendance at one of the Immigration Document Review and Presentation Sessions.
Both steps must be completed after arrival in the United States but within 20 days of the program start date listed on Penn's I-20 or DS-2019.
F-1 transfer students must complete the new student check-in process within 15 days of the program start date listed on Penn's I-20.