International Student Orientation
We are looking forward to your arrival at Emory. To help you settle in and transition smoothly to life in the US, ISSS provides orientations that all international students should attend.
If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to contact your ISSS advisor.
Before you arrive
- Review the Pre-Arrival Checklist on the ISSS website. There you’ll find information about things like getting your visa, paying the SEVIS fee, and planning for travel to Emory.
- Review what’s required of you to maintain your non-immigrant status.
- Complete the New Student Check-in e-form in ISSS Link.
- Attend orientation. Each school or program will host its own required orientation for international students, where ISSS will give an immigration presentation and answer any questions you might have (TBD = to be determined).
Orientations for F-1 students
|School or program||Date||Time||Location|
|Candler School of Theology||Tuesday, August 15||1:30 p.m.||Rita Anne Rollins Building 501|
|Emory College first-year students||Thursday, August 17||10:00 a.m.*||White Hall 205|
|Emory College students returning from Korean military service||Wednesday, August 23||5:30 p.m.||White Hall 110|
|Emory College transfer students||Sunday, August 20||12:45 p.m.||Woodruff Library 312|
|Parents of Emory College students||Thursday, August 17||1:30 p.m.||White Hall 112|
|Goizueta Business School MBA students||Thursday, July 21||9:00 a.m.||Goizueta Business School 201|
|Goizueta Business School MSBA students||Tuesday, August 8||5:00 p.m.||Goizueta Business School 334|
|Laney Graduate School||Monday, August 14||11:30 a.m.||Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences 290|
|Rollins School of Public Health||Wednesday, August 9||9:30 a.m.||Claudia Nance Rollins Building; Rollins Auditorium|
|School of Law (all degree programs)||Thursday, August 10||2:00 p.m.||Law School 1C|
|School of Medicine||Friday, July 28||9:00 a.m.||North Decatur Building 106.1|
*Round-robin sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. - see your individual schedule for specific times.
Don't see your program listed? Orientation sessions are still being scheduled, so check back soon. Your school or program will also contact you with details.
Separate orientations for J-1 students
ISSS will host a separate orientation for J-1 students and their families. Keep in mind that this is a federal requirement for J-1 exchange visitors. Please find session information below:
|School or Program||Date||Time||Location|
|Goizueta Business School BBA & MBA exchange students||Friday, August 18||9:00 a.m.||Goizueta Business School 304|
|All other J-1 students||Tuesday, August 22||1:00 p.m.||Goizueta Business School 201|