Our office has reopened with limited in-person staff. Our hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Most advising appointments are continuing via Zoom. Information about COVID-19 and returning to campus for Fall 2021 .

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 is available online. Some details are still being confirmed, so please check your UCR email for the most up to date information.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at  internationalstudents@ucr.edu 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 and there are fees associated with International Student Orientation.

Register Here

**International Student Orientation fees will be automatically billed to your UCR Fall 2021 Statement of Account.

For any questions, please contact us at internationalstudents@ucr.edu.


Watch our 2021 Pre-Arrival Webinars now:

Click here to view the presentations slides from Pre-Arrival Webinar #2.

View Recorded Sessions from the 2021 Orientation


Opening Ceremony

Immigration Rules for F and J Visa Holders

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Networking Session

Counseling and Psychological Services

Questions and Answers Session

Survival Skills

Job Talk for Graduate Students

Job Talk for Undergraduate Students

Ombuds Office Q & A

Frequently Asked Questions


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