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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

This orientation will take place in person. During the sessions, we will welcome speakers from across campus to share information about important topics to help you succeed at the university.

Dates & Registration

August 15-16, 2022

Fall 2023 undergraduate orientation will take place on August 15 through 16, 2023. Register now!

Register for New International Student Orientation

Social Events

August 15, 2023

Orientation Welcome
9:00 AM
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana)

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!

Welcome Week

During Welcome Week, all new students will have the opportunity join events that help you get to know your classmates better, introduce you to campus, and teach you about the many resources and opportunities available to you at the university. Visit the New Student Programs website for more information.

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 & 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