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 2020, we will be moving to an online orientation. ISO 2020 will consist of pre-orientation events, self-paced modules, some live online sessions and plenty of opportunities to connect with your peers!
Save the date:
- Mid-September: Self-paced modules will be available on iLearn.
- September 21 - 25: Live online ISO sessions
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):
New international undergraduate students must register for International Student Orientation here, and
New international undergraduate freshman and transfer students must also register for an available Highlander Orientation session (orientation.ucr.edu).
New International Graduate Students ONLY:
Register for International Student Orientation here, and
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 2020 is on! The International Student Orientation At-A-Glance Schedule is now available online.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 (951) 827-4113.
To view photos from the Fall 2019 International Student Orientation, visit our Facebook page.
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 (example - Winter 2021), 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 in Fall 2020, you are not required to attend International Student Orientation. Depending on UCR's plans for Winter 2021 and the following quarters, we will be adjusting our International Student Orientation plans. You will have the opportunity to register for and attend ISO in Winter 2021.