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 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

Summer 2017 Orientation - Undergraduates and Graduates Combined

May 8 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
June 6 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
June 7 - Check-in with ISSS
June 7-9 - International Student Orientation
June 12 - Classes begin

Fall 2017 Orientation - Graduate and Professional Students

July 9 - 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 8-11 - International Student Orientation
August 21 - Classes begin

Fall 2017 Orientation - Undergraduates

July 14 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 12 - 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 13 - Check-in with ISSS
August 13-20 - International Student Orientation and On Iowa!
August 21 - Classes begin