Admitted International Students
The international student orientation events are now hybrid to accommodate students studying inside the U.S. on the F-1 visa as well as students who will begin their studies online from abroad.
Admitted students: Check your email for an invitation to the online orientaiton course, the Zoom links to join the virtual orientation events and details for in-person events.
Winter 2024 Orientation Events
Looking for orientation dates for a future term? See our 2023-2024 orientation calendar for a preview.
Note: All events are in Pacific Time (California time). Event dates and times subject to change.
Registration Workshop* (virtual)
Thursday, November 16
7am Pacific Time
Late Registration Workshop* (virtual)
Thursday, December 14
7pm Pacific Time
F-1 Student Orientation (in-person)
Thursday, January 4
10am-4pm @ Campus Center
*All Registration Workshops contain the same information. Students should choose one date and time to attend this event.
This is a crucial workshop for all new students to prepare for registration. It includes a tutorial on how to navigate MyPortal, find your registration date, search the schedule of classes, and register.
Academic counselors will provide valuable tips on the following topics:
- understanding the waitlist process
- transfer credit and general education (GE) requirements
- prerequisites/corequisites/and advisories
- and more!
We strongly advise that admitted students complete the placement process and review the online orientation course prior to attending this workshop.
F-1 Student Orientation (for F-1 students INSIDE the U.S. only)
This is a mandatory event for all new F-1 students who have entered the U.S. and all new transfer students inside the U.S. The in-person event will give you the opportunity to meet staff and classmates and get familiar with the campus and resources available. Presentations will provide vital information on activating and maintaining your F-1 status, using your student health insurance, planning for your educational goal and more.
A tutorial on how to submit the following mandatory F-1 Arrival Documents via the admission portal will be included during the welcome presentations:
- A copy of your I-94 record (download from https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/)
- International Student Agreement Form
- Personal Data Information Form
- Health Statement Form
The deadline to upload these documents in the admission portal is the second Friday of the quarter and failure to submit may result in cancellation of your I-20.
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International Student Programs Office
Administration Building 1900 Room 1933
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