Orientation for International Students in the
Graduate and Professional Schools

Welcome newcomers!  We are excited that you will be joining our community, and want to introduce you to your new campus and life at Yale and in New Haven.

Check in with OISS

All new G&P students are required by law to report to the Office of International Students and Scholars upon their arrival in New Haven. (Failure to check in could result in loss of your legal status in the U.S.)

exclaimPlease Note: The OISS orientation can take up to an hour and a half to complete, so please plan your schedule accordingly.



When to Check in with OISS



Document Review

Please be certain to have the following documents (for yourself and each of your accompanying dependents):

checkbox Passport
checkbox Your immigration document (I-20 or DS-2019)
checkbox I-94 number (print your I-94 number to your phone or other portable device or bring a hard copy printout)

Depending on your status you may need to complete some forms.



Attend our "Welcome to Yale" Session

This short session will review important information about your immigration documents as well as introduce you to some valuable international resources around Yale. This is also an opportunity for you to get answers to any settling-in questions you might have.



Graduate & Professional Schools Orientation Programs



Related Links


Still Need Your Visa?
Please begin the new student visa process immediately:



Coming to Yale
Setting your travel expectations:



New Student Resources
Practical matters and getting settled:



Keep in Touch!
Sign up for email groups and e-newsletters!



More Resources

Review transcripts from our series of pre-arrival online chats:

EducationUSA pre-departure orientations