The University of Oregon is pleased to welcome new international students for the 2014-15 academic year. This year the university expects to host approximately 3,000 international students. You, along with all of the other international students studying at the University of Oregon, are now a part of the UO’s international community. Your presence here enriches the campus environment and adds to the diversity of the institution.

International Student Orientation (ISO) is required for new international students. You must attend all orientation days in person. We cover many important topics at ISO and you will have a chance to get acquainted with the campus, learn about the student services available to you, take the AEIS (Academic English for International Students) and math placement tests, meet with an Academic Advisor, register for classes, and much more. You'll also make lots of new friends!

Plan Your Arrival Date

See ISO dates below. Plan your arrival to be in Eugene before the start of ISO. Your program start date on your I-20 or DS-2019 also corresponds with the beginning of ISO, so please plan ahead. If you miss the first day of ISO, it can be challenging to catch up. When you are making your plans remember that adjusting to the time change can be difficult! You must attend all days of orientation in person.

Summer 2015 ISO: June 18 - 19, 2015

Fall 2015 ISO: September 16-22, 2015

Sign Up for a Welcome Host Family

If you need a place to stay for a few days before ISO begins, sign up for the Welcome Host Family program sponsored by the Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS).

Pre-Arrival Handbook

Want to learn more and get started on your planning now? We think that is a great idea and have created a Pre-Arrival Handbook to guide you on this journey and answer your questions on many specific topics.

Welcome Table

In order to help you get started at the UO we have a Virtual Welcome Table. Find answers to your common questions by visiting our virtual welcome table.

Watch Videos

Check out fun videos on You Tube about your First Day as a Duck or for an ISO Overview

UO Campus Map

ISO Workshops

Here is where you can find the workshop materials from ISO.  We have a few presentations that are posted in advance so please take a look at them if would like a pre-arrival look at ISO.

Current Students ONLY

Sign up to be a Welcome Table Volunteer

Sign up to be an ISO Leader

Contact Us

Phone: 541-346-3206
Fax: 541-346-1232
Address: Room 333 Oregon Hall
5209 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5029