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International Student Webinars & Welcome Events


As you prepare to join the University of Rochester community, it is important that you understand US immigration requirements and availability of campus services. The International Services Office Welcome Webinars are designed to provide essential information on maintaining your valid F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status while in the United States, as well as other important details about life at the University and in Rochester. Your participation in these webinars is designed to coincide with your matriculation at UR, both before, during, and following your arrival at the University. We look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your way to become a University of Rochester international student!

ALL students should begin their process of preparing for their international travel by reading the Incoming International Students webpage on the ISO website.

As a reminder, all F-1 & J-1 international students with a new SEVIS document from UR must complete a mandatory Immigration Check-In with the ISO upon arrival in the United States!


International Student Webinars

The International Services Office (ISO) is pleased to offer new UR international students helpful information about life in the U.S. and on-campus prior to arrival in Rochester!

These sessions will not replace the Orientation Programs offered by your respective schools and are designed to enhance the programs that your respective schools will be hosting throughout the summer and into the fall. 


ISO Welcome Webinar: 12/14/2023

Thursday, June 14th
8:30am to 9:30am (Eastern)
Presentation Recording  |  Q&A Recording  |  Presentation Slides

The ISO will be offering welcome webinars to introduce some ISO staff members, help plan your arrival, review key ISO requirements, and discuss possible scams you should know. 


Immigration Compliance Webinar: 1/10/2024

Wednesday, January 10
9:00am to 10:15am (Eastern)
Presentation Recording  |  Q&A Recording  |  Q&A Transcription

The ISO will be hosting a mandatory Immigration and Compliance webinar required for ALL graduate and undergraduate students.  The webinar will provide all international students with information about how to stay in compliance with F and J visa regulations while studying and working in the United States.  The session will be recorded, but you are required to attend. ISO will deliver all ISOP Orientation Meetings virtually. Register for ISO Immigration and Compliance Webinar




F-2 and J-2 dependents are welcome to attend the scheduled webinars. Spouses are advised to review the dependent information we have online, and reach out to ISO for any clarification or advising:


Contact Us

The Orientation portion of our website will continue to be updated with events and additional opportunities for engagement.  Check back regularly for updates.

Congratulations you on your admission to the University and we look forward to welcoming you to campus! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at