New Student Check-in and Orientation

New student check-in requirements and International Student Orientation (ISO) events are 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.

Orientation Events and Activities for New International Students

ISSS will be hosting orientation activities for graduate and undergraduate international students at the beginning of Fall 2021.

Orientation events for undergraduate students

International undergraduate orientation activities will begin on Monday, August 23. Please check the New Student Orientation (NSO) website for up-to-date information. Follow the instructions sent to you by Residential Services via email for move-in during the week of August 23.

Orientation events for graduate and professional students

ISSS will host orientation activities for international graduate and professional students during the week of August 23. More information will be provided as the schedule is confirmed. Please also check with your program or department for School-specific orientation events. You are also welcome to participate in orientation events hosted by the Graduate Student Center.

"International Student Orientation was the first warm welcome to me when I first joined Penn as a new international student and I participated in ISO again as a leader. It was an awesome opportunity to meet international students and scholars from all over the world and explore Penn Community and Philadelphia together! ISO was one of the most wonderful experience I had at Penn and I met the coolest people here!"
Mengyue Wang