Immigration Check-In & Social Activities New Student Check-in and Orientation

New Student Check-in 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.

On this page:

  • Mandatory New Student Check-In Requirements
  • Orientation Activities
International Student Social Hour
Events and Activities for New International Students

ISSS hosts a number of different orientation activities for both undergraduate and graduate/professional international students.

"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