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International Wildcat Welcome

F-1/J-1 Student Orientation (online required course)

All new undergraduate students are required to complete an online orientation course. 

Please see Online Orientation for F-1 & J-1 Students for complete details on how to access the required online course. 

2024 Fall Term International Wildcat Welcome

New undergraduate students arriving for Fall 2024 will participate in both a required pre-arrival orientation course and in-person "International Wildcat Welcome" programs and activities designed for undergraduate students (ISO).

Dates and additional details of Fall 2024 International Wildcat Welcome will be available as the term gets closer. Please check back.

2024 Fall Term on-campus housing move in date and early arrival request

Please see the Preparing for Arrival section for dates, costs and instruction on how to apply for early move-in. 

Travel Planning

  • Review the Travel to Northwestern webpage for guidance on local airports and transportation to campus.
  • All F-1 and J-1 with an initial I-20 or DS-2019, including transfer students, are permitted to enter the United States 30 days before the program start date listed on their documents. 

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