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FALL 2023


  September 12 - 27 : fall orientation  


The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is excited to welcome you to UC San Diego! As a newly admitted international student, you are required to attend New International Student Orientation, in addition to any of your college or department orientations (UCEAP and Global Exchange students are not required to attend their college orientation). ISPO’s orientation is designed to help orient you to the UC San Diego campus community, inform you of your F1/J1 rights & responsibilities, and give you an opportunity to connect with other new international students!

STEP 1 (by Sept 11)

Complete iTriton Online Orientation


Students will have access to iTriton June 1 - September 11.
This is a
mandatory virtual orientation that needs to be completed on Canvas.

STEP 2 (Sept 12-14)

International Orientation Sessions


These sessions are strongly recommended and will be conducted virtually.


Example sessions include:  
“Meet ISPO & Top Tips”
“Know the Rules” 
“Working in the U.S.”  

STEP 3 (Sept 18-27)

International Welcome Programming


Welcome programming will take place in-person as well as virtually. These events provide a great opportunity to meet other international students at UC San Diego.

Examples of previous events and programs:  
U See San Diego (Bus Tour of San Diego) 
International Social Mixer 
Intercultural Communication Workshop  
Meet-Ups! For Students, By Students

And more! 


Register Now

Register Now: iEvents Calendar


The iEvents Calendar encompasses internationally-focused programs, excursions, performances, and discussions that connect the campus community with the world around us.


The events shown below are automatically filtered by the "iOrientation" tag to show International Orientation sessions*. Nonetheless, feel free to play around with other tags, the search feature, and the start date to explore more events!

*Registration for certain sessions may not be available right now. Please check the calendar later for updates.

*Please note that you may see certain sessions listed multiple times. This is an effort to accommodate times zones and schedule conflicts as much as possible. Finally, you are more than welcome to register for as many sessions as you would like! We can't wait to meet you at International Orientation!  

college orientations

Seventh Orientation • Sep 20-24
Sixth Orientation • Sep 20-26
Revelle Orientation • Sep 19-25
Roosevelt Orientation • Sep 22-26
Warren Orientation • Sep 19-25
Marshall Orientation• Sep 20-25
Muir Orientation • Sep 20-26


to learn more.

Grad & departments

The Office of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs has organized a series of webinars highlighting various resources and opportunities available to graduate students  

Visit to learn more.

Intl Parent & Family

Parent & Family Programs has organized sessions that will inform you about the campus, your student’s transition to college, and how families are supported by the university’s resources and services. 

Visit the "For Family" tab to learn more.

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