International Student Orientation
Welcome to UCR!
We are excited to have you join our Highlander community at UC Riverside. This year, we have had to make changes to our International Student Orientation (ISO).
For Fall 2021, we will be hosting an online orientation. ISO 2021 will consist of pre-orientation events, self-paced modules, some live online sessions and plenty of opportunities to connect with your peers!
Orientation details for all students will be sent to your R'Mail email account, so please check that account regularly.
New International Undergraduates ONLY (Freshman and Transfer students):
- International Student Orientation: New international undergraduate students must register for International Student Orientation
- Highlander Orientation: New international undergraduate freshman and transfer students must also register for an available Highlander Orientation session at orientation.ucr.edu.
New International Graduate Students ONLY:
- Register for International Student Orientation
- International graduate students may also have orientation sessions from Graduate Division and their academic department. Contact your academic program for more information.
International Student Orientation At-A-Glance:
The countdown to the International Student Orientation for Fall 2021 is on! The International Student Orientation At-A-Glance Schedule will available online later this summer.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at +1 (951) 827-4113.
To view photos from the Fall 2019 International Student Orientation, visit our Facebook page .
International Student Orientation Fall 2021
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) International Students and Scholars team would like to welcome you to our International Student Orientation (ISO). It is our sincere hope that during your time here, you will come to see the UCR as your “home away from home.” Through ISO, you will learn important information about UCR, establish long-lasting friendships, get valuable advice for achieving success, and so much more.
Attendance for ISO is mandatory for all new International students.
Orientation Fees: To Be Announced
**International Student Orientation fees will be automatically billed to your UCR Fall 2021 Statement of Account.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If I registered for Highlander Orientation, do I still have to register for the International Student Orientation?
Yes, ALL incoming international students are required to register for and attend the International Student Orientation. ISO is designed specifically for international students and will cover important information about your immigration and SEVIS status, employment opportunities, academic success in the U.S. and other cross-cultural information. This is not covered in Highlander Orientation, which is why we require all international students to attend ISO.
If I deferred my admission to another quarter, am I still required to attend Fall International Student Orientation?
If you have already deferred your admission to another quarter and will not be a registered student this quarter, you are not required to attend International Student Orientation. Depending on UCR's plans for the future quarters, we will be adjusting our International Student Orientation plans. You will have the opportunity to register for and attend ISO in the future quarter.