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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.

The International Graduate Student 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.

Orientation Format & Topics

During the virtual orientation, students will hear presentations about important topics from various offices on campus and have the opportunity to ask questions.


The Fall 2023 International Graduate Student Orientation took place on Monday, August 14, 2023.

Watch the Recording*

* The recording will only be available until September 14, 2023.

Social Events

August 15, 2023

Phone and Bank Fair
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room 104, Illini Union (1401 W. Green St., Urbana)

Illini Union Fun Night
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Illini Union (1401 W. Green St., Urbana)

August 16, 2023

Welcome to the Illinois FamILLy
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana)

August 17, 2023

Chancellor’s Welcome Reception
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana)

Resource Fair
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana)

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!

Parent & Family Programs

Parents and families can stay connected through the Illini Union Parent and Family Programs Office (PFPO). PFPO sends biweekly e-updates, quarterly newsletters, and online video workshops in addition to providing access to Facebook pages, LinkedIn “Parent Career Network,” and the office’s knowledgeable staff. Learn more on the PFPO website. We also encourage all parents, family members, and friends to review our Resources for Parents and Friends page.

New International Student Orientation Parent & Guest Agenda

Join us for activities and informational sessions specifically designed for parents and families during New International Student Orientation in August.

Fall 2023 Parent & Guest Agenda Schedule

Contact Us

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