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.

Fall 2022 Orientation Events and Activities for New International Students

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.

View the 2022 ISO Schedule

"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