The International Students and Scholars office and Education Abroad office are in their new location in the Student Services Building, 2nd Floor.

2022-2023 orientation leaders

International Student Orientation

We are excited to have you join our Highlander community at UC Riverside.

International Student Orientation (ISO) will held on September 18, 19, and 20, 2024. Graduate students will attend on Wednesday, the 18th and Undergraduates will attend on Thursday, the 19th. Both Graduate and Undergraduate students will join together on Friday the 20th to close out orientation.

During ISO you will learn about life at UCR, and about off and on campus resources through presentations from various departments and offices on campus. There will be opportunities to connect with your peers, explore the campus as a group, more!

Orientation updates and information will be sent to your UCR email account (called R'Mail), so please check that account regularly.

New International Undergraduates ONLY

(Freshman and Transfer students)
  • Registration Below for Fall 2024 International Student Orientation
  • International undergraduate students will also have Highlander Orientation

New International Graduate Students and UCEAP Reciprocity Exchange Students ONLY

  • Registration Below for Fall 2024 International Student Orientation
  • International graduate students may also have orientation sessions from Graduate Division and their academic department. Contact your academic program for more information.

2024 International Student Orientation At-A-Glance

The Fall 2024 Schedule is coming soon!

For a smooth transition to UC Riverside and the U.S., make sure to follow these steps: Incoming International Student Checklist and check-out the Pre-Arrival ISO Presentation Deck

Please check your UCR email for ISO schedule updates.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at or by phone at +1-951-827-4113.


International Student Fall 2024: September 18-20, 2024

For students starting classes in Fall 2024 - welcome to UCR! It is our sincere hope that during your time here, you will come to see the UCR as your “home away from home.” Through ISO, you will learn important information about UCR, establish long-lasting friendships, get valuable advice for achieving success, and so much more.

Orientation will be in person. No make-up dates will be available. You can register at the link below to reserve your spot.

Fall 2024 ISO - Register Here!

Attendance for ISO is mandatory for all new international students and there are fees associated with International Student Orientation. **International Student Orientation fees will be automatically billed to your UCR Fall 2024 Statement of Account.

For any questions, please contact us at



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