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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 the date. * 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 required ISC Graduate Student Orientation on Friday, August 23, 2019

Immigration Check-In | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

When & where:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 International Student Center (ISC)
Your personal check-in time will be emailed to you a week before check-in date.

Documents needed:

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

We will be making copies of these documents:

We would need copies of the following documentation at immigration check-in -  

  • 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

Bowling  | Thursday, August 22, 2019, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


         Aztec Lanes, first floor of the Aztec Student Union

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

Graduate Student Orientation| Friday, August 23, 2019

 When  & where:

Friday, August 23  | Storm Hall 9:00 am

 Please see the campus map for the location



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

Other Activities

  • Bowling - Thursday, August 22, 3:30 - 6:30 pm RSVP  to attend. The event is free!
  • San Diego City Tour $35 - Saturday,  August 24 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Make your reservation online at or sign up during Immigration check-in on Wednesday, August 21 at the International Student Center 
  • San Diego Zoo $45 - Sunday, August 25 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Reservation online at or sign up during Immigration check-in at the ISC 
     Tel: (619) 594-1982  |  Fax: 619-594-1973  |  Email: