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Fall International Undergraduate 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.

International Student and Scholar Services collaborates with New Student Programs to host international undergraduate students orientation in August. These orientations welcome new undergraduate international students; assists students with acclimation to campus life and culture; and provides students an opportunity to meet other international and domestic students.

Orientation Format & Topics

Currently, our orientation sessions have past, but you can watch pre-recorded videos of important topicsfrom various offices on campus. Please note there are no available recordings of the sessions. We do encourage you to check out the different websites for the most updated information.

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

Campus Housing & Early Move-In

If you choose to move into your housing assignment early, there will be a charge. Moving in early will allow you to get acclimated to your new community and, if living in university residences, you will have a meal plan for those few days. For more information about early move-in, please visit the University Housing website.

Parent and Family Programs

We encourage all parents, family members, and friends to review our Resources for Parents and Friends page for more information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact: