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.

Fall 2021 orientation information

International Student and Family Orientation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 15 and Monday, Aug. 16 in person at ASU's Tempe campus.

Registered students and families will receive additional details and the full event schedule by Friday, Aug. 13 through email.

You will check-in for International Student and Family Orientation on Sunday, Aug. 15 between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. (Arizona time) at ASU Gammage. The program begins promptly at 1:30 p.m. You’ll receive additional details about the sessions during this event.

Remember to keep us updated on if you will be attending in person or remotely from your home country through your registration details so we can email you the most appropriate information.

To modify your registration details, please click here and enter the email you used when you registered, as well as your reference number from the confirmation email that you received when you registered.

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Register for classes

First-year students: Incoming undergraduate first-year international students are expected to attend the Fall 2021 International Student Orientation prior to attending fall classes. First-year international students should also complete the New Student Experience, which can be accessed under the Priority Tasks section on MyASU. You can access the New Student Experience after you pay your enrollment deposit. While completing the New Student Experience, you will be invited to schedule your Academic Advising and Course Planning Session. During this session, you will meet with your academic college and register for fall courses with your academic advisor. To learn more, visit here.

Transfer and Graduate students: Incoming undergraduate transfer and graduate international students are expected to attend the Fall 2021 International Student Orientation prior to attending fall classes. Contact your advisor prior to attending International Student Orientation to enroll in fall 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

International Student Engagement

International Student Engagement supports, advocates and designs experiences for international undergraduate and graduate students from admittance through graduation and beyond.

ISE provides students with personal and professional development opportunities outside of the classroom. Students build community, develop their leadership skills and participate in our many global celebrations.

Learn more


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

International student 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.

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International Student Guide

Use the International Student Guide as a resource for a smooth transition to a new city, college life and your future. Find everything from housing options and shopping malls to transportation and things to do.

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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.