Orientation

ATTENTION ADMITTED STUDENTS: 

The Office of International Affairs is working to keep you up to date with important information as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops. Please check your Pre-Arrival Checklist in Atlas regularly for updates on OIA's plans for New International Student Orientation and Class Registration for the Spring 2021 semester. 

IUPUI International Welcome Week is how your life at IUPUI begins.

International Welcome Week is your introduction to life at IUPUI and in Indianapolis. From learning about visa requirements to making new friends, you will learn how to succeed here and you will start to feel at home. We encourage you to connect with us on our social media groups.

 

Spring 2021 Arrivals:

Coming Soon: Spring 2021 Virtual Welcome Week Calendar

Please check your Pre-Arrival Checklist in Atlas regularly for updates on OIA's plans for New International Student Orientation and Class Registration for the Spring 2021 semester. 

It is very important that you review your Admission Letter for arrival information. Please refer to the specific information below to find the arrival information that best fits your situation. If you have questions, feel free to contact us at iadvisor@iupui.edu

 

  • I will be studying in a bachelor's program on an F-1 or J-1 student visa.

    This description means you are studying a bachelor's degree at IUPUI. This can be anyone including both freshmen and transfer students.

    Arrive in Indianapolis by: January 12, 2021
    Mandatory Immigration Meeting: Online Orientation in Canvas
    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) testing: TBD
    Academic Orientation: TBD
    Various workshops and social activities January 13-15, 2021
    First Day of semester January 19, 2021

    For more detailed information, see our International Welcome Week page for Spring Undergraduates »

  • I am a graduate student studying in a Ph.D., Master's Degree, LLM, or SJD program. And, I hold an F-1 or J-1 visa stamp

    This description means you have been admitted to a graduate program. This can be earning a Ph.D., MS, MA, LLM, JD or SJD. 

    Quick Facts:
    Arrive in Indianapolis by:

    Dental: December 28, 2020

    Law: January 4, 2021

    Other Programs: January 12, 2021

    Mandatory Immigration Meeting: Online Orientation in Canvas
    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) testing: TBD
    Academic Orientation: see your Academic Department
    Various workshops and social activities January 13-15, 2021
    First Day of semester

    Dental: January 4, 2021

    Law: January 11, 2021

    Other Programs: January 19, 2021

    Be sure to communicate with your department to see if there are departmental orientation requirements. Many departments plan for you to meet with them for course selection, programming, and meeting with faculty.

    For more detailed information, see our International Welcome Week page for Graduate Students »

  • I am a non-degree Exchange Student.

    This description means that you are coming for an exchange program. Most often, you will be a J-1 Student Visa holder and studying at IUPUI for either 1 or 2 semesters. 

    Quick Facts:
    Arrive in Indianapolis by: January 12, 2021
    Mandatory Immigration Meeting: January 13, 2021
    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) testing: TBD
    Various workshops and social activities January 13-15, 2021
    First Day of semester January 19, 2021

    Be sure to communicate with your department to see if there are departmental orientation requirements. Many departments plan for you to meet with them for course selection, programming, and meeting with faculty.

    For more detailed information, see our International Welcome Week page for Exchange Students »

  • I am an international student on a different visa type (H1-B, H4, L2, E2, E3, A1, etc)

    This describes a student who is planning to study at IUPUI but who is on a visa type other than F-1 and J-1. As an international student on a different visa, you are welcome to attend the majority of International Welcome Week. However, should not attend the mandatory immigration orientation for F-1/J-1 students. This session is specific to F-1 and J-1 visa regulations and does not apply to you.

    See additional details regarding arrival for non F-1/J-1 students »

Fall 2021 Arrivals:

Please Check Back for the Fall 2021 Calendar!

Please check your Pre-Arrival Checklist in Atlas regularly for updates on OIA's plans for New International Student Orientation and Class Registration for the Fall 2021 semester. 

It is very important that you review your Admission Letter for arrival information. Please refer to the specific information below to find the arrival information that best fits your situation. If you have questions, feel free to contact us at iadvisor@iupui.edu

 

  • This is my first time studying at any university and I hold an F-1 or J-1 visa stamp.

    If this description fits you, you may also be familiar with the term First Time Freshman or simply Freshman. This description means you are studying for a bachelor's degree at IUPUI. A Freshman is identified as an undergraduate student with 0-11 transfer credits .

    For more detailed information, see our International Welcome Week page for First Time Freshman »
  • I am transferring to IUPUI to complete a bachelor's degree and I hold an F-1 or J-1 visa stamp.

    If this description fits you, you may also be familiar with the term Transfer Student, or upper classman. This description means you are transferring to IUPUI to complete a bachelar's degree and have already studied at another college or university, transferring in 12 or more credit hours. 

    For more detailed information, see our International Welcome Week page for Non-Freshman Undergraduates »
  • I am a graduate student studying in a Ph.D., Master's Degree, LLM, or SJD program. And, I hold an F-1 or J-1 visa stamp

    This description means you have been admitted to a graduate program. This can be earning a Ph.D., MS, MA, LLM, or SJD. 

    Be sure to communicate with your department to see if there are departmental orientation requirements. Many departments plan for you to meet with them for course selection, programming, and meeting with faculty.

    For more detailed information, see our International Welcome Week page for Graduate Students »

  • I am a non-degree Exchange Student.

    This description means that you are coming for an exchange program. Most often, you will be a J-1 Student Visa holder and studying at IUPUI for either 1 or 2 semesters. 

    Be sure to communicate with your department to see if there are departmental orientation requirements. Many departments plan for you to meet with them for course selection, programming, and meeting with faculty.

    For more detailed information, see our International Welcome Week page for Exchange Students »

  • I am an international student on a different visa type (H1-B, H4, L2, E2, E3, A1, etc)

    This describes a student who is planning to study at IUPUI but who is on a visa type other than F-1 and J-1. As an international student on a different visa, you are welcome to attend the majority of International Welcome Week. However, should not attend the mandatory immigration orientation for F-1/J-1 students.  This session is specific to F-1 and J-1 visa regulations and does not apply to you.

    See additional details regarding arrival for non F-1/J-1 students »