Fall 2024 International Student Orientation

Mandatory International Student Orientation

All new graduate and undergraduate students are required to attend the International Student Orientation. The in-person session will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 for undergraduate students and on Friday, August 16 for graduate students. Please refer to our Pre-Arrival & New Student Resources page for additional information about immigration requirements and campus resources and services available to you.
 

Online Mandatory Status Verification (Only for students who have arrived in the U.S.)

International students who arrive in the U.S. will check-in with ISSS by providing their immigration documents. This is a required step in maintaining your status. You can submit your status verification on the MyISSS portal. Student should submit their status verification within one week of their arrival to the US. Students who are attending from outside of the US do not need to complete Status Verification.
 

How to Submit a Status Verification Request? 

Complete Status Verification 

 

Fall 2024 Schedule

Orientation week will take place between August 14 - August 20 . Please see event calendar below. Additional events and more detailed information will be posted in July.

Date EVENT TIME FORMAT/Location  ACCESS DESCRIPTION
August 10 International Student Move-in Day  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In-person:
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco 
Registration not required International students will move onto campus.
August 10 Trader Joe's & Target Trip 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. In-person: Meet at UC 1st floor TBD  Join ISO Guides on a shopping trip to local grocery stores.
August 14 AEM English Placement Test 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

In-person: KA 211

Registration not required Required only for students who were instructed to take EPT.
August 14 JEEP Session 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. In-person: Harney 136    
August 14 SF and Beyond 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. University Center - 4th Floor Lounge, 
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco
Registration not required ISSS and our student leaders will join us for a fun presentation about living in San Francisco. Learn from other students about their favorite sites, restaurants and more.
August 14 Off-Campus Dinner  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Meet at University Center - 1st Floor, 
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco

Registration not required  Student leaders will take a group of international students to a popular area for dinner. Students will pay for their own dinner, make sure to bring money, comfortable walking shoes, and a jacket.
August 15 Undergraduate International Student Orientation 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  McLaren Complex, USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco  Mandatory for all new undergraduate  international students This session is designed to address the most common questions and concerns that international students have as well as covering important information such as immigration regulations pertaining to your visa, academic expectations, and cultural adjustment. 
August 16 Graduate International Student Orientation 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  McLaren Complex, USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco  Mandatory for all new graduate international students This session is designed to address the most common questions and concerns that international students have as well as covering important information such as immigration regulations pertaining to your visa, academic expectations, and cultural adjustment. 
August 16 Happy Hour for Graduate Students 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TBD More details to come

21+ event: Government Issued ID and USF One Card Required.

More details will be sent directly to graduate students

August 20 Working and Driving 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Online Zoom Link  Attend this virtual session to learn about on-campus employment and driving in the US.

NOTE: Should timing need to change, per public health guidance, we will communicate adjustments in as timely a fashion as possible. ISSS will offer in-person orientation activities as permissible.

 

Certain events will be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending or participating in this event, you grant USF the full unrestricted rights to your photograph, voice and likeness in any manner or media whatsoever worldwide for educational marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed or video recorded, please inform the camera person at the start of each event.