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Register for International Student Orientation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Please select your start term from the list below to register for International Student Orientation.​​ ​

Mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 exchange Undergraduate, Graduate & Transfer students.

Airport Welcome: Saturday August 27, 8am - 8pm at Chicago O'Hare Airport

On-Campus Move In: By Appointment on August 27 & 28 (email: housing@depaul.edu)

International Student Orientation Week: August 29-September 2nd

REGISTER HERE: International Student Orientation Registration Link

International Student Orientation will be delivered in two parts:

  • Asynchronous pre-arrival orientation via e-mail and D2L (available 7-14 weeks before the start of your program, after your I-20 or DS 2019 has been issued).
  • In-Person in the DePaul Center (1 E Jackson Blvd, 8th Floor) during the week of August 29-September 2nd

Agenda will be sent to registered students 1 week prior to orientation and again 1 day prior to the start of the event. 

Special Notes:

  • College of Law Students: COL students have a unique term start date and orientation. Please refer to communication received from the College of Law for more information. 
  • Undergraduate Students: Please review your Next Steps Checklist in the Blue Demon Domain for any freshman orientation requirements. 
  • ELA and Conditionally Admitted Students: Students issued an ELA I-20 (including conditionally admitted students) will only attend the ELA orientation. For more information and for registration information please contact the English Language Academy.

Pre-arrival Orientation: 

  • The online orientation will be available approximately 7 weeks before your program start date and can be accessed shortly after your I-20 or DS-2019 has been issued by DePaul.
  • Complete the mandatory D2L pre-arrival orientation before attending on-campus orientation.
  • For detailed instructions please click HERE.

Virtual Zoom Orientation: 

  • Learn how to be successful in your first weeks at DePaul.
  • Learn how to get help when you need it.
  • Meet someone new and start building your network of peers! 

COVID-19 Safety: 

Participation in ISS events, programs and advising requires all participants to follow DePaul community Health and Safety Practices available at this link

International Student Orientation is mandatory for all new international students (F-1 & J-1 visa holders). This includes all academic programs and levels (including undergraduate, graduate and transfer students).  Please click the link below to register for orientation in Eventbrite

Registration Link

·         Date: December 13 & 14, 2022

·         Time: 8am – 12pm

·         Location: Zoom (link available after registration)

·         Agenda: Description of types of sessions to expect is included in the Eventbrite link above.  A full agenda will be available in D2L

 

How to Prepare:

  • Complete the online D2L pre-arrival orientation on Academic Success and Immigration Basics before orientation.  This is also where you will find the full agenda for your orientation and many resources to help you plan your travel and arrival in Chicago.  You can find more detailed instructions for accessing D2L HERE.

 

Plan Your Housing & Travel:

·         Refer to our Housing Resources page to explore options for on or off campus housing and temporary housing options.

·         Arrange Your Move-in: On-Campus housing move-in is by appointment (email: housing@depaul.edu).  Off-campus housing move-in is also arranged with your landlord.

·         Arrange Your Temporary Housing: Most students will need to arrange a hotel or hostel for their first nights in Chicago.  Please make these arrangements before leaving home.

·         Plan Your Travel: You can find resources on our Global DePaul Welcome page and in D2L to help you know what to expect at the airport and how to make your travel arrangements.

 

Other DePaul Orientation Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Students: Please review your Next Steps Checklist in the Blue Demon Domain for any freshman orientation requirements. When offered the choice between Explore Chicago or Discover Chicago courses, we recommend you take Explore Chicago.
  • Graduate & College of Law Students: Some academic programs may offer college specific orientation events. Please follow instructions you receive from your academic unit and attend those sessions in addition to attending this international student orientation. Law students have a unique term start date and orientation. Please refer to communication received from the College of Law for more information.
  • ELA and Conditionally Admitted Students: Students issued an ELA I-20 (including conditionally admitted students) will only attend the ELA orientation. For more information and for registration information please contact the English Language Academy.

 

 

 

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