International Student Arrival Orientation

Arizona State University hosts a number of orientation events for incoming international students. These informative and interactive programs offer an overview of a wide variety of topics to help you learn more about ASU.

Orientation schedule

The spring 2021 International Student Orientation will be held virtually on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Arizona time.

The schedule of topics includes:

Welcome from ASU
Immigration and International Students and Scholars Center overview
Academic Integrity
Academic success and technology
Academic success resources and tutoring
Health Services and insurance
U.S. classroom culture

Register for orientation

Register for classes

Incoming undergraduate and graduate international students are expected to attend the spring 2021 International Student Orientation prior to attending spring classes. Contact your advisor prior to attending International Student Orientation to enroll in spring courses.

Arrival transportation

No matter when you arrive in Phoenix, you will have access to ASU’s free airport arrival services with Lyft. If you would like to reserve your free transportation from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to your final housing destination on- or off-campus, please fill out this form.

Reserve transportation

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Post-orientation resources and events

Outside of international orientation, here are some videos we suggest you watch, resources you should review, and events you should attend to make the most of your ASU experience.

ASU Welcome events

Virtual and on-campus events that are open and free to all students. Events are designed to help you prepare for a successful college experience, connect with new people, and make the most of your Sun Devil life. New events are added each day, so check back often for new, engaging opportunities.

ASU Welcome Events

International student digital guide videos

Whether you are joining us on campus or from your home country, we want you to feel prepared for the upcoming semester in a digital environment. Watch these helpful videos that provide tools and resources to prepare you for ASU.

Orientation videos

International Students and Scholars Center programming

We highly encourage you to attend the events designed for international students by the ISSC. These community events and activities include weekly workshops and free English tutoring and conversation practice. See the full schedule and learn more.

Event schedule


Contact us at or +1 480-727-4776.

Pre-arrival orientation resources

As you prepare for your arrival to Arizona State University, here are some resources we have compiled for you. We highly encourage you to watch these quick videos to get a sense of what to expect, some things you can be preparing for right now, and some immediate to-do list items once you arrive in Arizona.


Immunization Requirements

Learn about Immunization requirements.

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On-campus housing

Hear from a first-year international student about what living on campus is like.

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Full-time enrollment

Learn how to maintain full-time enrollment.

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Contact information and immigration documents

This video talks about the importance of keeping your contact information up to date and how to keep your immigration documents valid.

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SEVIS Check-in

Prepare for SEVIS Check-in upon arrival by watching this how-to video.

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Flywire tutorial

Learn about how to make secure payments through Flywire.

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Parking and Transit

Learn about your parking and transit options at ASU.


Living Off Campus

Learn about off-campus housing options near ASU's campuses.