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Fall 2018 - New International Freshman Orientation

If you have been admitted as a new matriculated international student you must:

  1. Complete the Pre-Arrival Immigration Form 
  2. Apply for Early Arrival through your Housing Portal (The earliest date of arrival is August 19th
  3. Optional Early Immigration Check-In - Monday, August 13 - Thursday, August 16th, 12:00 pm -2:00 pm daily (Early immigration check-in is not required)
  4. Arrive in San Diego by Sunday, August 19, 2018 
  5. Attend the required Immigration Check-in at the ISC on Monday, August 20th, 2018
  6. Attend the required New Student Orientation on Monday, August 20th, and Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
       Note: You must register to attend New Student Orientation on both days - Monday, August 20th, and Tuesday, August 21st. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Immigration Check-In | Monday, August 20th, 2018

Where & Time :

 International Student Center
 Your personal check-in time will be emailed to you before you arrive.

Documents needed:

You will need to bring with you the following documents for Immigration Check-in:

We will be making copies of these documents:

Copies need to be made once you have arrived in the United States to ensure your entry documents have been stamped.

  • Picture page (bio) of your Passport
  • Visa page
  • Arrival stamp: Stamp placed in your passport at the airport; usually on the page across from your visa 

New International Freshmen Orientation (1st Day) | Monday, August 20th, 2018

 Where & Time :

Storm Hall 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Orientation Check-In time 12:30-1:00 pm
(You must register to attend orientation)


Freshman Reception: Monday, August 20th, 2018

Where & Time :

  Storm Hall Patio 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm  RSVP HERE

  Friends and family are invited to a special welcome reception hosted by 
          the International Student Center. Meet with the ISC staff, SDSU Officials and enjoy
          food and drinks.

New International Freshmen Orientation (2nd Day)  | Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 

 Where & Time: 

           Montezuma Hall 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

           Orientation Check-In time 8:00 am       Arrive at the Aztec Student Union
           Courtyard. (You must register to attend orientation)


If you have any questions about New Student Orientation, please do not hesitate to contact:

How to get an ISC mentor

Peer Mentor Program

International students who come to SDSU often face unique challenges from being in a new and unfamiliar environment. This can impact a new student's social or academic adjustment.

You can select a SDSU peer mentor student who understands these issues and can help you during this period of adjustment.

Required 1:1 Advising Session

All international freshmen are required to meet with an ISC advisor at the beginning of fall semester. These advising sessions are intended to support your transition to SDSU and to help you familiarize yourself with campus culture, campus resources, policies, procedures and student life opportunities.

Other Activities

  • Bowling - Thursday, August 23                     RSVP HERE    
  • San Diego City Tour - Saturday,          August 25   Learn More Here
  • San Diego Zoo - Sunday, August 26     Learn More Here
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