There are specific orientation sessions planned by the International Student & Scholar Institute (ISSI) that are mandatory for all new international students. Please be sure to review the ISSI Orientation Schedule
for your academic program for detailed information, including date, location and time, for the following mandatory sessions.
There are three mandatory steps included in the International Student & Scholar Institute's (ISSI) orientation program. These three mandatory components are in addition to any academic orientation sessions you are required to attend through your respective colleges. The three mandatory ISSI components include:
Step 1: Complete the mandatory Online Immigration Form.
Step 2: Attend the mandatory Immigration Clearance Check-In session in person during the designated dates and times. For a complete schedule for fall and spring Immigration Clearance Check in Sessions, please check the Orientation Schedules page.
Step 3: Attend a mandatory SEVIS Session. For a complete schedule for fall and spring SEVIS Sessions, please check the Orientation Schedules page.
Complete descriptions of these mandatory sessions and forms are detailed below:
Online Immigration Form
This online form must be completed prior to attending the Immigration Clearance Check in Session. Once you have completed the form you will receive an email confirmation that you have completed the process. Please print this email and bring it with you to you're the Immigration Clearance Check in session, or bring a smartphone with you where you can display the email. If you fail to complete the form online or bring a confirmation print-out or email with you, then you will delay your ability to complete Immigration Clearance and thus be able to register for classes, adjust your class schedule, receive your Husky Card, etc. Please find the link to this form here: Online Immigration Form
Immigration Clearance Check In Session
All new international students are required by government regulations to complete Immigration Clearance. In order to have your documents processed properly, please briing your passport and I-20 or DS-2019 to this session. If transferring from another school in the U.S., bring your I-20(s) or DS-2019(s) from the previous school(s).
The International Student & Scholar Institute (ISSI) sponsors this required information session for all new international students in "F-1" (student) or "J-1" (exchange visitor) nonimmigrant visa classifications, to ensure student compliance with U.S. immigration regulations, particularly as they relate to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and other important federal policies/procedures.
Please find our complete January 2013 Orientation Schedule online!