Graduate International Student Orientation

Graduate International Student Orientation (G-ISO) 2015 will be on September 16, 2015.  More information and registration links will be available in late spring 2015!

G-ISO basics

Session topics

  • Your F-1/J-1 Student Status in the U.S.
  • Academic Culture in the US/At Northwestern
  • Current Student Panel
  • American Slang and Customs

Immigration check-in sessions

Student may complete the Immigration Check-In process at G-ISO.

U.S. immigration regulation states all F-1 and J-1 visitors attending Northwestern are REQUIRED to "check-in" at the Evanston International Office or our Chicago Office  within five days of your arrival on campus or at a predetermined check-in session. Another opportunity to check in occurs at the annual Graduate School Research Fair.

Please bring the following with you for check-in: 

Please note: All incoming international students will have a registration hold (which prohibits a student from enrolling in classes) until he/she has checked in the International Office.

Program-specific orientations

In addition to the general orientation, we have also given separate orientations for the following graduate programs:

  • McCormick School of Engineering
  • Medill - Integrated Marketing Communications
  • The Law School
  • Feinberg School of Medicine

Please check with your school for dates.