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Fall 2019 - Graduate Student Orientation

If you have been admitted as a graduate international student, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Pre-Arrival Immigration Form 
  2. Arrive in San Diego by Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
  3. Attend the required Immigration Check-In on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Individual check-in times will be emailed one week before immigration check-in. * Vendor Fair will be available from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm for information on banking services, car rental, cell phone, campus, and community resources during immigration check-in. 
  4. Attend the International Graduate Student Orientation on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:00 am in Storm Hall.

Immigration Check-In | Wednesday, August 21

Where & When: 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 International Student Center (ISC) 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Your personal check-in time will be emailed to you one week before immigration check-in.

Documents needed:

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

  • I-94 record: After you enter the U.S., an electronic record of your admission, known as the I-94, willbe created. Retrieve acopy of your I-94 by visiting the CBP website and clicking on "GET MOST RECENT I-94". Please screenshot a copy on your phone or print out and bring it to Immigration Check-in. 
  • U.S. Address & Telephone: you will be asked to provide your address in the U.S. during immigration check-in. If you already have a US phone number please bring that too. 
  • If you are a government-sponsored student, please also bring financial documentation from your government sponsor.

We will be making copies of these documents:

  • 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

Graduate Student Orientation | Friday, August 23

Where & When: 

 Friday, August 23 Storm Hall 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please see the campus map for directions.  


Bowling @ Aztec Lanes | Thursday, August 22 

Where & When: 

Thursday, August 22 Bowling @ Aztec Lanes 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Aztec Lanes, located on the first floor of the Student Union

Please RSVP here to attend. This event is free for all new international students. 


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

Other Activities

  • Bowling @ Aztec Lanes- Thursday, August 22, 2019, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM   RSVP This event is free!
  • San Diego City Tour - Saturday, August 24  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Register ahead of time at immigration check-in)
  • San Diego Zoo - Sunday, August 25 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Register ahead of time at immigration check-in)
     Tel: (619) 594-1982  |  Fax: 619-594-1973  |  Email: