Physical office is open Monday - Friday, 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm. Staff rotates in-person schedules and can be contacted through email and Zoom. Zoom advising appointments are available.

2022-2023 orientation leaders

International Student Orientation

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

For Winter 2024, International Student Orientation (ISO) will be in person on Thursday, January 4, 2024. ISO Winter 2024 will consist of pre-orientation events, an in-person orientation day of sessions with a variety of campus departments, and plenty of opportunities to have fun and connect with your peers!

Orientation details for all students 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)
  • International Student Orientation Winter 2024: New international undergraduate students must register for Winter 2024 International Student Orientation.
  • Highlander Orientation: New international undergraduate transfer students must attend the Highlander Orientation virtual academic advising and course enrollment session. Please email and let them know you are an international student that needs to be added.

New International Graduate Students and UCEAP Reciprocity Exchange Students ONLY

2024 International Student Orientation At-A-Glance

The countdown to the International Student Orientation for Winter 2024 is on! The Winter 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

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 Winter 2024: January 4, 2024

For students starting classes in Winter 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.

ISO Winter 2024 will be held on January 4, 2024. Orientation will be in person. No make-ups will be available. You can register at the link below to reserve your spot.

Winter 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 Winter 2024 Statement of Account.

For any questions, please contact us at

Attention undergraduate students: Please be advised that academic advising and course enrollment will not be a part of the International Student Orientation.  You must register and attend the virtual Highlander Orientation. To register or for questions please email


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