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International Student Orientation (ISO) and other pre-arrival and welcome events are designed to help you transition to UD and the U.S. and to complete government check-in so you can be registered in SEVIS. Note that there are separate mandatory orientations based on academic level. Learn more about those below. 

At ISO, UD leadership and CGPS immigration advisors share information about everything you need to know to maintain your visa and student status and get connected to services at UD. ISO is mandatory for new international students.

Watch the Fall 2023 ISO Make Up Session

Make up International Student Orientation Fall 2023: https://capture.udel.edu/media/1_h0ywmev9/

New students are invited to reach out to UD student mentors for questions.

Visit the iBuddy webpage

iBuddies are available to answer your questions and share tips based on their new student experiences.

These are the other events designed to help you transition to UD and your life in the U.S.:

All Students

Complete all of the required pre-arrival steps for international students and learn everything you need to know to prepare to become a Blue Hen.
Learn about the Before You Arrive pre-arrival webinar series

Undergraduate Students

All new undergraduate students must participate in New Student Orientation. Be sure to complete the New Student Checklist on that page.

Graduate Students

Details about Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) will be shared by the Graduate College.

Find more details about all of these Global Welcome Events

International Welcome Lounge

Wednesday, August 23 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Perkins Student Center West Lounge


International Student Campus Tours

Co-sponsored by the BAIM Student Association

Thursday, August 24 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Meet at Elliott Hall

Register for a Campus Tour


International Student Orientation

Friday, August 25 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms

Register for ISO


Welcome International Coffee Hour

Friday, August 25 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Trabant University Center Concourse


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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 oiss@udel.edu.