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.

Spring 2015 Orientation - Undergraduates and Graduates Combined

December 12 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
January 11 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
January 12 - Check-in with ISSS
January 12-16 - International Student Orientation
January 20 - Classes begin

Summer 2015 Orientation - Undergraduates and Graduates Combined

May 11 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
June 9 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
June 10 - Check-in with ISSS
June 10-12 - International Student Orientation
June 15 - Classes begin

Fall 2015  Orientation - Graduates

July 11 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 9 - 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 10 - Check-in with ISSS
August 10-14 - International Student Orientation
August 24 - Classes begin

Fall 2015 Orientation - Undergraduates

July 18 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 15 - 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 16 - Check-in with ISSS
August 16-21 - International Student Orientation and OnIowa!
August 24 - Classes begin