International Admission > Orientation

International Student Orientation

​​​​​ Welcome to DePaul!

All admitted international undergraduate, graduate, or transfer students holding F-1 and J-1 visas are required to complete the following:

  1. Pre-Arrival Orientation (Online)
  2. Arrival Orientation (In-Person)
  3. Immigration Document Check-in (Online)

Pre-Arrival Orientation​

Pre-arrival orientation is held online and is an asynchronous course that must be completed before on-campus orientation. Learn more about how to access and complete the International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation.

Airport Welcome

Airport Welcome is an optional program to help welcome students as they arrive in Chicago at the airport for the first time. To find out more about airport resources and when this program is offered, please visit the Global DePaul Welcome page.

Arrival orientation is designed to help you succeed in your first weeks at DePaul and in Chicago. To learn more about the International Student Arrival Orientation and what will be covered click here.  If you need help planning your travel from the Chicago Airport to the city, you can find information about those resources.

Online Legal Document Check-In​

If you received a SEVIS I-20 or SEVIS DS-2019, you must complete your online legal document check-in.  This is a required step in maintaining your student visa status in the U.S. and if not completed by the deadline, your status will be terminated.