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Fall International Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign!

ISSS virtually hosted Fall International Graduate Student Orientation 2021 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 10am-1pm. We welcomed many speakers from across campus to share information about many important topics to help you succeed at the university. These topics included Maintaining Visa Status, Planning for Career Success, and Campus Safety.


You can access a recording of the live Q&A session and watch the orientation videos by clicking the button below. Please be advised that some information may have changed.

Access Orientation Videos here! Watch recordings here!

Virtual Resource Fair

ISSS is pleased to offer the ISSS Fall 2021 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 and support you. Please feel free to review the information provided and check out our campus partners’ websites.

Social Events

Illini Union Fun Night

  • Illini Union - Lower Level
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
  • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Enjoy bowling, trivia, karaoke, and a caricature artist.
  • There will be vendors and food (pre-packaged).
  • Orientation leaders will be present.

Chancellor’s Welcome Reception

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana)

Welcome Celebration (New Student Programs)

  • Friday, August 20, 2021
  • 11:00am-1:30pm
  • Lot 31 (across from Grange Grove)

Picnic at Orchard Downs

  • Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • Starts at 11:00 am

Contact Us

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