Undergraduate International Orientation (IO)
International Orientation (IO) is a great way to start your Princeton experience!
International students have the opportunity to be one of the first groups of students to arrive on campus. These additional days will allow you to settle into your dorm room, navigate your way around campus, learn practical information that will help you adjust to life in the U.S. (and Princeton), as well as meet other international students before the rest of the incoming freshman class arrive.
IO 2016 Registration is now CLOSED.
Only those students who previously registered for IO will be eligible to attend.
International Orientation (IO) is not required but is strongly recommended for all international freshmen. If you plan to attend IO, the earliest date you may arrive on campus and move into your assigned dorm room is during IO Check-In. There will be NO early check-ins allowed before the scheduled IO Check-In. Detailed information will be included in your Visa Mailing packet and also sent you via email during the summer months.
IO will cover practical immigration information regarding your F-1 student visa status, including how to maintain your status, employment in the U.S., social security numbers, travel, and more. Throughout IO, the Davis International Center (Davis IC) will also provide helpful information related to your adjustment to both the U.S. and Princeton culture – academic success, bank accounts, cell phone providers, campus and social life, and more.
One of the most important things about IO is the opportunity for new students to build relationships with other international students through social events and activities. To aid with your arrival on campus, the Davis IC has selected about 20 IC Student Leaders from around the world to help guide you through your first few days on campus. Our IC Leaders are responsible for making sure that your first impressions of Princeton (and maybe even the U.S.) are helpful! IO Leaders serve as peer facilitators to provide a personal perspective on what it’s like to be a student at Princeton. Attending IO is a great way to meet your IC Leaders and start making connections!
Have you joined the "Princeton International Students Class of 2020" Facebook page yet?
For questions, please e-mail Davis IC at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Orientation is hosted by the Davis IC.