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Fall International Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign! As you prepare for arrival, please review this page and keep the following important dates in mind.

ISSS hosted its virtual Fall 2022 International Graduate Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. This orientation welcomes new international graduate students; assists with acclimation to campus life and culture; and provides an overview of important topics and resources, including maintaining visa status, planning for career success, campus safety, and many more.

Presentation Videos

You can access the pre-recorded video presentations from the various campus units in Box.

Watch presentation videos


View the recording of International Graduate Student Orientation. This recording will be available for 30 days. Please be advised that information may change during that time.

Watch the Recording

Social Events

Phone & Bank Fair

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
10:00am - 3:00pm
Pine Lounge in the Illini Union (1401 W. Green St., Urbana)
This Fair gives students the opportunity to browse mobile phone options and activate service. Bank representatives will also assist students with opening bank accounts.

Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) Open House

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Campus Recreation Center East (1102 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana)

Illini Union Fun Night

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
6:30 – 9:30pm
Illini Union (1401 W. Green St., Urbana)

Chancellor’s Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 18, 2022
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana)

Friday Night Live

Friday, August 19, 2022
5:30 – 8:00 pm
We will depart for downtown Champaign from Alma Mater (located at the corner of Green and Wright Streets)

Register for Friday Night Live

Virtual Resource Fair

ISSS is pleased to offer a Virtual Campus Resource Fair! This Box folder includes a wealth of information about our campus partners’ services that you can view at any time. Our campus partners are excited to welcome you to campus!

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact International Student and Scholar Services via email at