International Student Orientation and Check-In

International Student Orientation

Meet new students, learn about important F-1/J-1 visa rules, learn about campus resources and ask questions.  We have separate orientation sessions for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Congratulations to students admitted for Summer/Fall 2019!  We will post more information on our 2019 orientations soon!


International Student Check-In (Before Orientation)

All F-1 and J-1 international students are required to check in after arrival at Northwestern.  

Here are the steps to check-in 

  1. Complete the online check-in through the OISS portal 
    • You will upload a copy of your form I-20 or DS-2019, passport, F-1 or J-1 visa and I-94 arrival record 
    • You will learn how to update your U.S. address, phone number and emergency contact in the CAESAR system, which is required to check in 
    • You will learn about important immigration information 
  2. Update your current address, US phone number & emergency contact in CAESAR
  3. Attend International Student Orientation