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 2022 New International Student Orientation

Congratulations and welcome to the Rutgers-Newark family!

We can’t wait to welcome you this Fall!

The International Student Orientation (ISO) will be from Wednesday August 31-Friday September 2, 2022.  Please plan to arrive to the US by Tuesday August 30, 2022.  Additionally, we will send you information to complete a virtual program prior to your arrival.

The International Student Orientation (ISO) is a mandatory program for all newly admitted students who are enrolling at Rutgers.

Please visit the OISS website for more details: https://myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/node/489

The ISO is an important component of your successful transition to Rutgers. Please note that even if you have studied in the U.S. in the past, you are expected to attend the program.

The Rutgers University, International Student Orientation program is designed to help you:

  • Learn about fulfilling your legal and visa status related obligations
  • Recognize the resources and tools available to you on campus
  • Connect with other new students and OISS staff

When you arrive on-campus, we will provide you with opportunities to take care of all essential tasks (such as getting your RUID, opening a bank account, getting a cell phone, and much more).

Again, congratulations on your decision to attend Rutgers! If you have additional questions, feel free to reach us at oiss@newark.rutgers.edu.

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 (office365.com)