Orientation

International Student Orientation (ISO) - Spring 2023 Orientation is on Monday, January 16, 2023

Welcome, our new Scarlet Knights to Rutgers!

Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services conducts a comprehensive orientation for all new international first-year and transfer students students every fall and spring semester. This mandatory orientation welcomes, prepares, and engages new students and their families in their transition to Rutgers University - New Brunswick. At orientation, students become familiar with their new surroundings and are told about available opportunities and resources on and off campus. New students also meet other new and returning students, learning from their experiences and making new friends. For Spring 2023, the ISO program will be an in-person experience along with virtual pre-orientation resources.

We're looking forward to meeting you at the upcoming Orientation program! Our primary goal is to ensure that every student walks away from their orientation program with the resources, tools, and answers to make sure their first semester is a successful one.

Students attending International Student Orientation must be up to date with the university's COVID-10 Immunization Policy.  Up to date means completing a primary series of an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine, as well as a booster once eligible.  Students will not be able to participate in International Student Orientation until they are compliant.

How to Register for Orientation 

Undergraduate Students: Registration information for January 2023 orientation will be available in November.

Graduate Students: You are automatically registered for the program.

What Can You Expect

The spring International Student Orientation is a one day program for graduate and undergraduate international first year and transfer students. Through presentations and interactive activities, students will learn more about the Rutgers campus, connect with Rutgers departments, resources, and staff, and get guidance from current Rutgers students. ISO is also an opportunity for students to make friends as they begin their Rutgers journey.

We want to ensure that everyone is able to fully participate in our Orientation experience.  If there are questions and/or concerns about the method(s) of delivering content, please do not hesitate to contact our office at isss-students@global.rutgers.edu.

If you are in the U.S. or are traveling to the U.S. for Spring 2023 please make sure you follow all the steps outlined in our Pre and Post Arrival Steps to activate your SEVIS status in a timely manner, as well as other new student tasks like how to get your RUID card. 

Want to learn more about campus resources? Visit our Useful Campus Resources page. 

International Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and Family members are invited to attend orientation while their student attends International Student Orientation. Tickets for Parent & Family Orientation must be purchased in advance. Registration for Parent & Family Orientation is available at getinvolved.tix.com. Email us with any questions at ruparents@echo.rutgers.edu.

All Parents and Family Members are also encouraged to sign up for the Rutgers Parent and Family Newsletter.

Parent and Family members are welcome to visit our International Parent and Family Orientation Webpage for customized information. 

    Welcome to Rutgers!

    Meet your 2022 International Student Orientation Leaders

    Meet your 2022 International Student Orientation Leaders