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 / Program Date & Time
Art Mon August 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Architecture TBA
Divinity Wed August 26, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Fri August 21, 10:00am - 11:00am

Mon August 24, 10:00am - 11:30am 

(main orientation)

Forestry & Environmental Studies TBA
Graduate School Masters Degrees TBA
Graduate School PhD Degrees TBA
Fox Fellows TBA
Medicine TBA
Music Fri Sept 11, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Management: MBA Program

Wed August 12, 10:00am

Thurs August 13, 3:00pm

Fri August 14, 10:00am

Fri August 14, 3:00pm

Management: MAM Program

Wed August 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Thurs August 13, 10:00am - 11:30am

Management: Exchange Students TBA
Nursing TBA
Public Health

AP-MPH: Tues Jun 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

MPH: Mon August 31, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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



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:



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More Resources

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

EducationUSA pre-departure orientations