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!

Spring 2021 New International Student Orientation

Mandatory virtual meeting all for new international students to attend.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Meeting link will be sent via email closer to the event date. 

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

Key Contacts

Conklin HallRoom 241
175 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

OISS In-Person Walk-In Hours:

* No appointment necessary. *
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED


Virtual one-on-one appointments available at  Rutgers Newark - OISS (


Virtual Walk-In Hours

* No appointment necessary*
Tuesday: 12:30pm – 3:30pm EST

Thursday: 9:00am – 12:00pm EST

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