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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.

Presentation Videos

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

Watch presentation videos

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!

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.

Contact Us

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