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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.

Save the Date!

Fall 2024
International Student Orientation

Friday, August 23, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Trabant University Center | Multipurpose Rooms


Please also join us for:

Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Trabant Food Court

Welcome Coffee Hour: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Trabant Concourse

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.

Global Welcome Days


Wednesday, August 21

Hospitality Suite

Details To Be Announced

Stop by to rest, store your luggage, and get important resources when you first arrive on campus: set up your bank account, get a free SIM card, get IT support (to connect with UD’s wifi network) and pick up your UDID card at this time.


Thursday, August 22

Campus Tour

Meet at Elliott Hall (26 E Main Street)

A student-led campus tour begins every fifteen minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be walking around campus.

Register for campus Tour


Friday, August 23

International Student Orientation

Trabant University Center

Lunch: 12 - 1 p.m. | Food Court

ISO program: 1 - 3 p.m | Multi Purpose Rooms

International Student Orientation (ISO) is a mandatory program for all new international students. At this orientation, you will learn about immigration regulations, engagement opportunities, and hear from other offices on campus who are available to support you. There will also be games and prizes. Arrive at noon for lunch.


Welcome International Coffee Hour

 4 - 6 p.m. | Trabant University Center Concourse

Following International Student Orientation, socialize with your fellow new international students at the Welcome International Coffee Hour with games, free coffee, tea and snacks. This weekly tradition may become your favorite activity every Friday!


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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.