New Student Check-in and Orientation
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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.
Federal regulations require that F-1 and J-1 international students register their presence at Penn by completing the check-in with ISSS:
Complete the tutorial in iPenn (Before or after you arrive in the US).
Complete the arrival form in iPenn (After you arrive in the US).
If you are unable to complete any of these requirements for any reason, please complete the arrival form and contact ISSS for further instructions.
International Student Orientation (ISO) activities for students beginning their studies in Fall 2022 will begin August 22, 2022 and last throughout the week. For details about New Student Orientation for undergraduates (beginning Wednesday, August 24) please see the New Student Orientation & Academic Initiatives website.