New Student Check-in and International Student Social Orientation (ISSO) is 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.
Mandatory New Student Check-In Requirements
Federal regulations require that F-1 & J-1 international students register their presence at Penn. There are two parts to this process, known as the Check-In procedure:
These steps must be completed after arrival in the US but within 20 days of the program start date on your I-20/ DS-2019.
F-1 transfer students must complete the check-in procedure within 15 days of the program start date listed on the I-20.
Immigration Q&A Sessions for new international students arriving June 1 - August 12, 2015:
If you have general questions about your immigration status after you have completed the Check-In process, you are welcome to attend an Immigration Q&A with an ISSS advisor. Sessions will take place at ISSS every Wednesday afternoon, 4:30pm from June 10 - August 12, 2015.
International Student Social Orientation (ISSO)
ISSO events are hosted by ISSS to provide new Penn international students with opportunities to meet other students and participate in activities that will help with adjusting to their new home. ISSO events will take place during the week of August 17 - 21, 2015.
Check back in July for ISSO Events and Activities!