International Student Orientation (ISO)

International Student Orientation (ISO) is hosted by International Student Services (ISS) and designed for new incoming students who are not U.S. citizens and have received F-1 visa outside the U.S.

While ISO is a requirement for students on F-1 status, students with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency who have lived abroad are welcome and encouraged to attend.


  • Information and guidance tailored to an international perspective
  • Opportunity to settle into life on campus early
  • Complimentary airport pickup service (*registration required)
  • Peer-to-peer support from current international students
  • Advice from future professors and administrators
  • Interaction with the larger international student community at the Claremont Colleges

ISO Schedule and Information

Important arrival and orientation dates:

Fall 2023 Orientation

Jul 16, 2023: Earliest date that you may arrive inside the U.S. on F-1

Aug 17, 2023: Latest date that you may arrive inside the U.S.

International Student Orientation

Airport pick up & International Student Move-In: Thursday, Aug 17, 2023

Welcome & Information Fair: Friday, Aug 18, 2023

Immigration and Information Sessions: Saturday, Aug 19, 2023

General New Student Orientation (required for all new students)

New Student Move In Day: Sunday, Aug 20, 2023

WOA: Monday, Aug 21 – Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023

Remaining Orientation Programming: Thursday, Aug 24 – Saturday, Aug 26, 2023 

Optional Social Programming: Sunday, Aug 27, 2023

Classes Begin: Monday, Aug 28, 2023

2023-24 ISS Interns and I-Connect Leaders

Undergraduate students attending the International Student Orientation will have the chance to communicate with current international students before and after their arrival to Claremont in August. Our interns and leaders are a mix of current international students who will be engaging with new international students in the following ways:

  • Pre-arrival advice
  • Assistance with moving in on campus
  • Meeting students at LAX and ONT airports
  • Leading activities during the international student orientation
  • Guidance throughout students’ first year in Claremont and beyond