Advising and Evaluations, International Freshman Registration Guide

Step 7: Prepare for Your Arrival

Congratulations! You have completed all of the steps to register. It is now time to plan for your arrival to San Diego! Please review these important dates as you prepare:

August 20, 2017: Arrive in San Diego
If you are living in campus housing, you must apply for Early Arrival through your Housing Portal, which will allow you to move into the residence halls on Sunday, August 20. The Early Arrival Application will be available in your Housing Portal once housing assignments are announced in July. The cost for early arrival is $45 per day.

August 21, 2017: Immigration Check-in at the International Student Center
You must submit your Pre-Arrival Form prior to Immigration Check-In. A check-in time will be emailed to you before you arrive in San Diego. If you have any questions about Immigration Check-In, contact the International Student Center by email at or by phone at (619) 594-1982.

August 22, 2017: Mandatory New International Student Orientation
You are required to sign up online to attend the mandatory International Student Orientation. During International Student Orientation, an adviser will review your class schedule with you.

For questions about the New International Student Orientation, contact the Office of New Student and Parent Programs by email at or by phone at (619) 594-1509.

For information on required health insurance, housing and accommodation, arriving in San Diego, and orientation week activities, visit the International Student Center Orientation website.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus.