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Upon Arrival & Orientation

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From the moment that your plane lands until classes begin, follow these steps to the University of Delaware. For questions once you arrive in the U.S., please contact the Office for International Students & Scholars at (302) 831-2115 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m. US EST) or oiss@udel.edu.

International Student Orientation (ISO) is MANDATORY for all incoming graduate and undergraduate students (including ELI CAP students). You must complete government check-in in order to be registered in SEVIS.

If your I-20 or DS-2019 start date is in:

July (ITA Students) - Check-in at ITA Orientation on July 12, 2016

August - Check-in at Fall Orientation on August 26, 2016

February - Check-in at Spring Orientation on February 2, 2017

Any other time - Check-in at OISS at 26 E. Main Street immediately upon arrival.

Failure to check-in with all documents will result in automatic termination of your legal status.

Check-in at ISO is available ONLY for students whose I-20 or DS-2019 start date is in August or February. If you arrive at any other time (such as in the summer) or if you have missed the mandatory Fall or Spring check-in at orientation, you must report to OISS immediately upon arrival.

ISO SCHEDULE & Additional Event Details

International Student Orientation (ISO) will be held on February 2, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM for the Spring Semester. The event will take place in UD’s Trabant University Center. We recommend that you arrive a couple of days prior to this date, and no later than the day before orientation.

For a complete ISO schedule, please click here.

Additional information on the International Student Orientation Program can be found at: http://www.udel.edu/oiss/iso/

Undergraduate Students


To apply for early Housing check-in, log into your My Housing portal and complete the Early Arrival Spring 2017 application beginning in January. Students who attend ISO will receive a discounted nightly rate of $25. Those who also attend Residence Life & Housing’s Spring Into Success Conference will not be charged for early check-in. Please be sure to check your UD email regularly in the days prior to your arrival for key information regarding your housing placement and how to check in upon your arrival to the University of Delaware. Those with questions are encouraged to contact reslife-housing@udel.edu or to call 1(302)831-4663 from 8 AM to 5 PM EST.


For information about MANDATORY undergraduate New Student Orientation, which will take place on February 3 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM in the Trabant University Center, please visit http://academiccatalog.udel.edu. Undergraduate students may be required to take placement examinations or attend special meetings for new students. Questions about such requirements or about other details of your academic program should be addressed directly to your program office. The UD catalog is online at http://www.udcatalog.udel.edu/ where admission and degree requirements are explained.


Graduate Students

MANDATORY New Graduate Student Orientation will take place on Thursday, February 2, from 4 to 6 PM in Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room 3. For more details, please

Click here for orientation information for ELI Students >

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