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Orientation Registration Fall 2022

Welcome, New Students! 

Get Ready to Make Your Mark at FDU
Register for Orientation - August 24, 2022
We are excited to welcome you to FDU! 

All international students must check-in with ISS no later than 10 days from their official start of academic activities. Check-in provides the ISS the opportunity to:
  • Review your visa status documents
  • Report the arrival of FDU sponsored F-1 and J-1 students invalid status to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, thus activating your SEVIS record;
  • Help you get settled on campus and answer your questions as you begin your activities at FDU; and
  • Ensure that all students are added to email lists that provide valuable visa-status-related information, including travel advisories, workshops, tax information, and events, throughout the year.
We are excited that you will be joining FDU this semester. New International Student Orientation will take you through the next steps beginning your journey at FDU. Confirm your attendance at Orientation by registering at the link above.  All new F-1 and J-1 status students are required to attend. The program will be approximately 5 hours in length and will include a live Q&A with International Student Advisors. 

Please complete your initial check-in to avoid jeopardizing your legal visa status in the U.S., and contact us with any questions concerning your visa status or your adjustment to FDU. 

Who Must Check In

You must report to the International Student Services Office (ISS) for check-in if you are:
  • a new international student on F-1 or J-1 visa status
  • a continuing international student beginning a new program of study or returning from a leave of absence   

When to Check In

  • Earliest: after you have arrived in the U.S. to begin your program
  • Latest: no later than 10 days from your academic program start date
  • We will send you an email prior to the start of class with instructions on how to complete the Initial ISS Check-in.  

What visa status documents will you need?

  • All relevant visa status documents (i.e. passport, Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, Form I-20, Form DS-2019, etc.)
  • Any documents issued to you upon your entry to the U.S. by the airport
  • Any other visa status-related documents issued by USCIS, if applicable (e.g. I-797 Approval Notice) 

► Check-In Now



► Register for International Student Orientation -  Fall 2022 

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) collaborates with campus partners to welcome you to campus and provide information to help your transition to the US and to FDU.  There is a lot of detailed information in our online pre-arrival orientation that is required for all new students.  These essential sessions feature tips for academic success and critical visa status information.

There are several ISS modules including:
  • Introduction to the ISS Staff and Services
  • Maintaining your Student Visa Status
  • Employment in the US
  • Visa documentation required for travel during your program 

International Student Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate Student for Metropolitan Campus - FULLY ONLINE
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022 9:15am - 4:30pm
Undergraduate and Graduate student for Florham Campus - FULLY ONLINE
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022 9:15am - 4:30pm

8/24 Orientation Schedule - FULLY ONLINE : GET THE LINK HERE
9:15 am – International Orientation Begins
4:30 pm – End of International Orientation

8/25 - Placement Testing 
8/26 - Placement Testing

Have Questions? Please submit your Orientation Questions to or