Our office is excited to begin welcoming the new Fall 2017 students!
Freshmen: Our office asks that you view the pre-departure slides before your arrival!More information about arrival and international student orientation will be forthcoming from our office. Please continue to check your email for further updates. To register for orientation, please click here: https://vcsaweb.ucr.edu/Orientation/
We look forward to meeting you!
Our International Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all students in F-1 and J-1 status. You must attend the full orientation (do not arrive late or leave early). If you have a different visa (E, H, L, etc.) you are encouraged, but not required, to attend.
You will learn about:
International Student Orientation is at the ISRC during the winter and spring. Please check your welcome email for specific location, as it is subject to change.
Parking is free in the parking structure at the back of the lot in University Village. You can also park in the main University Village parking lot in front of the movie theater, in which case you may be required to take a ticket from the gate. If this happens, please bring the ticket in with you so we can validate it. Sometimes no ticket is required. Please note that we can only validate your ticket for 2 hours of time, and any time after that would be required for you to pay.
Document Check-in is MANDATORY for all international students .Please bring originals of the following with you to orientation:
Required: The International Student Personal Record Form.
Required: I-94 arrival record (Your I-94 arrival record may be found here, please do not print it out until AFTER your arrival.)
Required: Entry visa stamp.
Required: Page 1 & 3 of UCR I-20/DS-2019.*
Required: Page 1 & 3 of any previous I-20s/DS-2019s.* (if you’ve transferred your record in active status)
If applicable: Copy of I-797 approval notice for change of status in the U.S.
|Wednesday, September 13, 2017||
All international students arrive
On-campus Housing Move-in; Medical Insurance Begins
|Thursday, September 14, 2017||
Orientation for PhD students
Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE)
|Friday, September 15, 2017||
Mathematics Advisory Exam (MAE)
Orientation for Masters students
Undergraduate student activities
|Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017||
Shuttles and Activities (grocery store, essential needs shopping, ban accounts, cell phones, etc.)
|Monday, September 18, 2017||
Required Lecture for Freshmen CHASS (College of Humanities, Arts & Social Science) Students
Graduate Division Orientation for Graduate Students
|Tuesday, September 19, 2017||HUB 302||
Undergraduate First Year Orientation
|Wednesday, September 20, 2017||HUB 302||Undergraduate Transfer Orientation|
|Thursday, September 21, 2017||
First Day of Instruction
EAP Reciprocity Meeting
Trips and activities (tours, hikes, library, workshops, outings,
Please read every ISS and UCR email! Critical visa, SEVIS and class information is included. If you do not get a ISS welcome email, contact us.
International Student Orientation details may change. Please check this page often and read your emails for updated information.