Future Orientation 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 2018 Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students Combined
May 6 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
June 5 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
June 6 - Check-in with ISSS
June 6-8 - International Student Orientation
June 11 - Classes begin

College of Dentistry Graduate Students and Residents
May 28 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
June 27 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
June 28-29 - Orientation
 

Fall 2018 Orientation

Graduate and Professional Students
July 7 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 6 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
August 7-10 - International Student Orientation
August 15 - Graduate College Welcome and Orientation
August 20 - Classes begin

Undergraduate Students
July 12 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 9-11 - Welcome Program at the Eastern Iowa Airport 
August 11 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area; residence halls will open at 12:00 p.m. for new international students with residence hall contracts
August 12 - Check-in with ISSS
August 12-19 - International Student Orientation and On Iowa!
August 20 - Classes begin
 

Spring 2019 Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students Combined
December 7 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
January 5 - Residence halls will open at 12:00 p.m. for new international students with residence hall contracts
January 6 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
January 7 - Check-in with ISSS
January 7-11 - International Student Orientation
January 14 - Classes begin