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UCR Orientation

Welcome to UCR! 

 

To help you adjust to life at the university and in the U.S., we have put some introductory material together. We will cover all of the information you need to get settled at UCR over the course of several workshops on campus.

Going through these resources and instructions together in person gives you an opportunity to not only get to know us, but also other international students and scholars who will be going through the same journey as you. 

Winter 2020 International Student Orientation

Friday, January 3, 2020

Click here to register: https://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVhtR95DMKHJ6rH

 

  • Incoming First Year Students (Freshman)

    We look forward to meeting you! 

    Please join us for our next orientation and please follow the steps below:

     

    1.     Register for Winter 2020 orientation. Please click here: https://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVhtR95DMKHJ6rH

    2.     Attend Orientation.

    Welcome to UCR! At our International Student Orientation, you will learn about: 

    • UCR services and student organizations
    • Maintaining your immigration status
    • Health and safety procedures
    • General class registration procedures
    • Cultural adjustment
    • Your fellow international students and our international peer assistants (IPAs)

    Bring a pen or pencil and paper

    Bring your UCR identification number

    Bring a jacket or sweater

     

    3.     Complete document check in.

    Document Check-in is MANDATORY for all international students .

    Please bring originals of the following with you to orientation:

    • Required: The International Student Personal Record Form.
    • Required: I-94 arrival record (Your I-94 arrival record may be found here, please do not print it out until AFTER your arrival.)
    • Required: Entry visa stamp.
    • Required: Passport.
    • Required: Page 1 & 3 of UCR I-20/DS-2019.*
    • Required: Page 1 & 3 of any previous I-20s/DS-2019s.* (if you’ve transferred your record in active status)
    • If applicable: Copy of I-797 approval notice for change of status in the U.S.

     

    4.     Take required exams

    The Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE) and Mathematical Analytical Exam (MAE) are placement exams for incoming students. Please contact your academic advisor to determine if you need to take these tests.

  • Transfer and UCEAP Students

    We look forward to meeting you! 

    Please join us for our next orientation and please follow the steps below:

     

    1. Register for Winter 2020 orientation. Please click here: https://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVhtR95DMKHJ6rH

    2. Attend Orientation.

    Welcome to UCR! At our International Student Orientation, you will learn about:

    • UCR services and student organizations
    • Maintaining your immigration status
    • Health and safety procedures
    • General class registration procedures
    • Intercultural adjustment
    • Your fellow international students and our international peer assistants (IPAs)

    Bring a pen or pencil and paper

    Bring your UCR identification number

    Bring a jacket or sweater

     

    2. Complete document check in.

    Document Check-in is MANDATORY for all international students .

    Please bring originals of the following with you to orientation:

    If you have a J-1 visa:

    To check in your documents, you will need to bring originals of the following:

    • A completed International Student Personal Record Form
    • Your passport picture page with validity dates
    • Your J-1 visa stamp
    • Your DS-2019
    • Your I-94 print-out (AFTER you enter the United States, you must visit the DHS CBP I-94 website to print out your I-94).
    • Your passport page stamp that shows your most recent date of entry into the United States
    • Your local contact information and emergency contact information (One emergency contact should be a family member or legal guardian)
    • If you have a J-2 dependent, you will also need to bring copies of their pertinent information (DS-2019, passport, J-2 visa and I-94 card print-out) and a completed dependent record form.)

    If you have an F-1 visa:

    To check in your documents, you will need to bring originals of the following:

    • Required: The International Student Personal Record Form.
    • Required: I-94 arrival record (Your I-94 arrival record may be found here, please do not print it out until AFTER your arrival.)
    • Required: Entry visa stamp.
    • Required: Passport.
    • Required: Page 1 & 3 of UCR I-20/DS-2019.*
    • Required: Page 1 & 3 of any previous I-20s/DS-2019s.* (if you’ve transferred your record in active status)
    • If applicable: Copy of I-797 approval notice for change of status in the U.S.

     

    4.     Take required exams.

    The Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE) and Mathematical Analytical Exam (MAE) are placement exams for incoming students. Please contact your academic advisor to determine if you need to take these tests.

  • Graduate Students

    We look forward to meeting you! 

    Please join us for our next orientation and please follow the steps below:

     

    1. Register for Winter 2020 orientation. Please click here: https://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVhtR95DMKHJ6rH
    2. Attend Orientation.

    Welcome to UCR! At our International Student Orientation, you will learn about:

    • UCR services and student organizations
    • Maintaining your immigration status
    • Health and safety procedures
    • General class registration procedures
    • Intercultural adjustment
    • Your fellow international students and our international peer advisors (IPAs)

    Bring a pen or pencil and paper

    Bring your UCR identification number

    Bring a jacket or sweater

     

    3. Complete document check in.

    Document Check-in is MANDATORY for all international students .

    Please bring originals of the following with you to orientation:

    If you have a J-1 visa:

    To check in your documents, you will need to bring originals of the following:

    • A completed International Student Personal Record Form
    • Your passport picture page with validity dates
    • Your J-1 visa stamp
    • Your DS-2019
    • Your I-94 print-out (AFTER you enter the United States, you must visit the DHS CBP I-94 website to print out your I-94).
    • Your passport page stamp that shows your most recent date of entry into the United States
    • Your local contact information and emergency contact information (One emergency contact should be a family member or legal guardian)
    • If you have a J-2 dependent, you will also need to bring copies of their pertinent information (DS-2019, passport, J-2 visa and I-94 card print-out) and a completed dependent record form).

    If you have an F-1 visa:

    To check in your documents, you will need to bring originals of the following:

    • Required: The International Student Personal Record Form.
    • Required: I-94 arrival record (Your I-94 arrival record may be found here, please do not print it out until AFTER your arrival.)
    • Required: Entry visa stamp.
    • Required: Passport.
    • Required: Page 1 & 3 of UCR I-20/DS-2019.*
    • Required: Page 1 & 3 of any previous I-20s/DS-2019s.* (if you’ve transferred your record in active status)
    • If applicable: Copy of I-797 approval notice for change of status in the U.S.

     

    4. Take required exams.

    Graduate Tests for New Teaching Assistants

    Please note: In 2019, the Graduate Division will be changing their spoken English testing process. We will post updated details as soon as the Graduation Division has finalized the new process. 

     

Orientation Fees

The Orientation fee for incoming first-year students will vary by classification.

Undergraduate Freshmen Students

$270.00

Undergraduate Transfer Students

$90.00

Graduate Students

$40.00

The Orientation Fee covers meeting room reservations, food, and staffing of orientation. Depending on your classification you will be billed during your first quarter at UC Riverside. For more questions please contact internationalstudents@ucr.edu.

 

Winter 2020 International Student Orientation
Friday, January 3, 2020
Click here to register: https://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVhtR95DMKHJ6rH

 

For those wanting to review the presentations shared during the International Student Orientation Week, we will post them below. 

  • ISO Pre-Orientation Information
  • Opening Ceremony Presentation
  • Visa Session
  • How to Use R'Web
  • Graduate Student Success
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Staying Out of Trouble
  • Making Friends in the U.S.
  • Who is an American? Diversity in the U.S. 

 

Read Your Emails and Check this Page Often

 

Please read every ISS and UCR email. 

Emails contain critical visa, SEVIS, and class information. If you do not get a welcome email from the International Students and Scholars office, please contact us

International Student Orientation details may change. Please check this page often and read your emails for updated information.