New Students

New international students gather on the Old College lawn, expressing fondness for UD and each other

Welcome new international students- CGPS is here for you.:

New International Students

Welcome to the University of Delaware! We are so happy you have decided to become a Blue Hen! Our office is here to serve as your "home away from home" and we look forward to meeting you!

events for new international students this summer

Follow the links below for important information for new international students. You can find more helpful information on these webpages.

Pre Arrival

To officially accept your offer of admission to UD and to attend, there are some important tasks that must be completed.

Upon Arrival

From the moment your plane lands until classes begin, we've laid out the steps to follow to begin your time at UD. 


Orientation events help you transition to UD and the U.S. and complete government check-in so you can be registered in SEVIS

In addition to everything you need to do regarding admission and immigration, there are many practical things to think about when preparing to move to the U.S. Join us for our Before You Arrive webinar series before your first semester begins. We've also developed this quick reference guide Getting Ready to Arrive in the U.S.

Find more information to help you prepare for your new life, about housing, shopping, transportation, healthcare and more, on the Life in the U.S. & at UD webpage.

prepare for Your Journey


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ISSS Disclaimer: The information contained on this web site is provided as a service to international students, faculty, staff, employees, and administrators at the University of Delaware, and does not constitute legal advice on any immigration, tax, or other matter. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of official counsel. For assistance on your immigration status, we encourage you to contact an ISS advisor for specific guidance at