Important Dates

Important Arrival and Orientation Dates

Orientation attendance is required of all new and transfer students.  Detailed orientation schedules are available in the Pre-Arrival Checklist via the iHawk system 30 days before orientation begins.

Summer 2016 Orientation - Undergraduates and Graduates Combined

May 9 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
June 7 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
June 8 - Check-in with ISSS
June 8-10 - International Student Orientation
June 13 - Classes begin

Fall 2016  Orientation - Graduate and Professional Students

July 8 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 7 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
August 8 - Check-in with ISSS
August 8-12 - International Student Orientation
August 22 - Classes begin

Fall 2016 Orientation - Undergraduates

July 15 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 13 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City; residence halls will open at 12:00 p.m. for new international students with residence hall contracts
August 14 - Check-in with ISSS
August 14-21 - International Student Orientation and OnIowa!
August 22 - Classes begin

Spring 2017 Orientation - Undergraduates and Graduates Combined

December 10 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
January 8 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
January 9 - Check-in with ISSS
January 9-13 - International Student Orientation
January 17 - Classes begin