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Spring 2018 - New International Freshman Orientation

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

  1. Complete the Immigration Pre-Arrival Form 
  2. Apply for Early Arrival through your Housing Portal
  3. Arrive in San Diego by Thursday January 11, 2018 
  4. Attend the optional Early Immigration Check-In on Monday January 8 - Thursday January 11 from 12-2pm (Early immigration check-in is not required)
  5. Attend the required SDSU International Orientation on Friday January 12, 2018
  6. Attend the required ISC Immigration Check-in on Tuesday January 16, 2018

International Student Orientation, Friday, January 12, 2018 

When  & where:

January 12, 9 am-3 pm| Storm Hall 11

Click the link above to view the location on SDSU's campus map.


Immigration Check-In | Tuesday,  January 16, 2018

When  & where:

January 16, 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


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

    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.

    We can pair you with an established SDSU student who understands these issues and can help you during this period of adjustment.

    Learn how to get a mentor

    Required 1:1 Advising Session

    All international freshmen are required to 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 - January 12    RSVP HERE
  • San Diego City Tour - January 13
  • San Diego Zoo - January 14
     Tel: (619) 594-1982  |  Fax: 619-594-1973  |  Email: