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.

Fall 2017 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 8-11 - International Student Orientation
August 16 - Graduate College Welcome and Orientation
August 21 - Classes begin

Fall 2017 Orientation - Undergraduate Students

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

Spring 2018 Orientation - Undergraduate and Graduate Students Combined

December 9 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
January 6 - Residence halls will open at 12:00 p.m. for new international students with residence hall contracts
January 7 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
January 8 - Check-in with ISSS
January 8-12 - International Student Orientation
January 16 - Classes begin

Summer 2018 Orientation - Undergraduate and Graduate 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
June 6 - Check-in with ISSS
June 6-8 - International Student Orientation
June 11 - Classes begin