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Register for International Student Orientation

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

Fall 2019 - September 3-6

International Student Orientation

Mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 exchange Undergraduate, Graduate & Transfer students. Composed of two parts: Pre-arrival orientation and on-campus orientations. 

Tuesday, September 3 - Friday, September 6
Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
DePaul Center 8th floor
Arrive at 9:00am  ​


Orientation Agenda At-a-Glance* ​​

*The Schedule At-a-Glance provides a general overview of orientation topics and schedule. Times and topics subject to change. A detailed final schedule will be published and distributed at Orientation check-in. 

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.

On-campus 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!

Special Notes

  • Undergraduate Students: If you are an incoming undergraduate student you will also need to attend Premiere or Transition DePaul orientation. Please register via your Next Steps Checklist in the Blue Demon Domain.

  • Chicago Quarter: First year undergraduate students will also register for the Chicago Quarter (either Discover or Explore Chicago). ISS recommends that you register for Explore Chicago to avoid scheduling conflicts with International Student Orientation. Explore Chicago courses begin the first week of fall quarter; this schedule will allow you to participate in the mandatory ISS International Orientation.

  • 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​.

  • Photo Waiver: Photos will be taken at this event. DePaul may use these photos on social media or in marketing materials. If you do not wish to be photographed it is your responsibility to talk to the photographer to ensure that you are not in any photos taken at the orientation events.