International student orientation is mandatory; all new international students must attend. While you may receive information about other orientation events on campus (from your program), international student orientation is the only event that covers information regarding immigration status. Our orientation sessions are always scheduled for the Thursday and Friday before the semester begins; the sessions are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both days.

The fall 2019 semester begins on Monday, August 26, 2019. International Student Orientation will be Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23. You should plan to arrive in Philadelphia BEFORE orientation so that you are prepared to attend both days.