New International Student Orientation

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The OISS (Office of International Student and Scholar Services) conducts comprehensive orientation programs for new international students in collaboration with Office of the Dean of Student Life and academic departments. During the mandatory orientation, you will receive information essential to transition to your new life at Rutgers and in the U.S. You will be informed of law and regulations to maintain F-1/J-1 legal status while studying in the U.S., become familiar with the University and its resources, meet with advisers to plan your curriculum, learn about University policies and procedures and register for courses; you will also have opportunity to make new friends with peer new students as well as continuing students and have a smooth start of your education at Rutgers University - Newark!

Fall 2020 New International Student Orientation 

More information to come in the following weeks about orientation. Please check back for updates.

Key Contacts

Conklin HallRoom 216
175 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

OISS Walk-In Hours:

* No appointment necessary. Walk-in to submit/collect requests. *
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED


OISS Advising Hours:

* No appointment necessary to speak to an advisor. *
Monday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Wednesday: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED


Location: Rutgers University - Newark, Conklin Hall, Room 216