Welcome New International Students!
The ISS staff is looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to UW-Madison.
Please see the information below about orientation for new students beginning their program or returning on an initial attendance I-20 or DS-2019¬†for Spring¬†2017.
Please note, ISS Orientation is mandatory* and is designed to address the needs of international students. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires international student visa holders to register with their school before starting their academic program in the United States.¬†
By checking in and attending ISS Orientation, you will be completing this mandatory obligation. Please plan to attend the appropriate ISS Orientation designed for you.¬†
Take advantage of all the orientation events planned for you. We suggest that you arrive in Madison at least 2-3 days before your orientation to ensure a smoother transition to your new environment.¬†
¬† ¬† ¬† *Degree-seeking undergraduate students must also attend SOAR in order to register for classes.
STEP 1: Log into MyUW
Update your Mailing Address to reflect your local address in Madison.
¬†¬†¬†¬† Mailing Address ‚Äď Your local address in Madison
¬†¬†¬†¬† Home Address ‚Äď Your foreign address
In your Student Center, also enter an Emergency Contact so that the university can contact someone in case you are injured, missing, or incapacitated. Your emergency contact can be someone here or abroad.
Note: These two systems do not communicate with each other so they need to be updated separately.
Please complete step 1 before coming to check in.
STEP 2: Check-in
Check-in continues at the Front Desk in the Red Gym during our regular office hours.¬†Please bring the following:
2. I-20 or DS-2019
3. Local address
4. Emergency contact information
STEP 3: Attend ISS Orientation
ISS has scheduled two make-up orientations in case you missed it.¬† This is your final chance to complete your¬† mandatory requirement so don‚Äôt forget!
Wednesday, January 18 or¬†Tuesday, January 24
3:00 - 4:30pm ¬†- ¬†Red Gym - 2nd Floor, MSC Classroom ¬† ¬†
STEP 4: Join Us at These Event