Graduate/Professional Orientation Events

Graduate/Professional Orientation Events

ISSS hosts ISO (International Student Orientation) activities for all new international graduate and professional students. Attendance at these activities is not mandatory as they are optional.

Please also check your program of study to find more information about school-specific and program-specific orientations.

You can also join activities hosted by the Graduate Student Center.


If you're starting at Penn in August 2019, visit this page in late July for updates on events that will take place August 19-23.

Some events that ISSS hosts include:

  • Adjust to Penn Today workshops for new international students
  • Social Mixer for New International Students
  • Center City & One Liberty Observation Deck
  • Welcome Reception for New Graduate International Students