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