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.

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

When to Check in with OISS:

School Date & Time
Art August 25 at 10:30am
Architecture Early Start: July 11 at 2:30pm
August 25 at 2:30pm
Divinity August 18 at 12pm
Drama August 25 at 12pm
Forestry & Environmental Studies July 31 at 12pm
Graduate School Masters Degrees August 18 at 2:30pm
August 19 at 2:30pm
August 20 at 12pm
August 22 at 12pm
Graduate School PhD Degrees

ELP: August 1 at 2:00pm
Math Camp: August 4 at 4:45pm
August 18 at 4pm
August 19 at 12pm
August 22 at 2:30pm

Fox Fellows August 20 at 10:30am
Law LLM & JSD: August 21at 10:30am
JD: August 26 at 2:30pm
Medicine August 12 at 2:30pm
Music September 5 at 4pm
Management: MBA Program August 14 at 10:30am
August 14 at 12pm
August 14 at 2:30pm
August 15 at 12pm
Management: MAM Program August 15 at 10:30am
August 15 at 2:30pm
Management: Exchange Students August 26 at 12pm
Nursing August 22 at 10:30am
Public Health AP-MPH: June 30 at 2:30pm
MPH: August 25 at 4pm

Where multiple check-in times are listed, you will be asked to choose and register for a time. Please be mindful of other orientation events and obligations that may be required of your school or program when selecting your check-in time.



Graduate & Professional Schools Orientation Programs



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

EducationUSA pre-departure orientations