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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.

International Student Orientation

Thursday, February 2 | 9:00 a.m.

Trabant University Center Theatre


Spring 2023 ISO Agenda

8:30 a.m. Pre-Event Networking and Coffee
9:00 a.m. Opening and Welcome
9:30 a.m. Introduction to CGPS and Maintaining Immigration Status
10:00 a.m. Engagement Opportunities
10:05 a.m. Academic Preparedness
10:15 a.m. Health and Wellness
10:30 a.m. Games
10:35 a.m. Banking
10:40 a.m.  Career Readiness
11:10 a.m. Lunch at Trabant Food Court
11:40 a.m. Optional Campus Tour

For students arriving on campus on Wednesday, February 1, CGPS will host a space for you to rest and store your luggage until your housing is available:

International Hospitality Suite

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Perkins Student Center | Collins Room

325 Academy Street | Newark, DE 19716

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

Join Current UD students for a Q&A Session on January 25

Undergraduate Students

All new undergraduate students must participate in New Student Orientation. Be sure to complete the New Student Checklist on that page.
Learn about Spring 2023 Spring into Success conference

Graduate Students

Details about Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) will be shared by the Graduate College.
Learn about Spring 2023 GSO

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.


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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.