International Student Orientation


Attendance is MANDATORY for all new Fall 2015 international students.

Freshmen & Transfer must arrive by August 16
Exchange and Graduate must arrive by August 18


Freshmen Students - Register for the August 18th Orientation here, starting May 14th.

Transfer Students - Register for the Transfer Orientation here, starting May 14th.
Transfer students should also attend the International Student Orientation on August 21st.

Exchange and Graduate Students - Follow Step 1 below (Preparing for Orientation) .
No need to register for the International Student Orientation.

For questions regarding orientation only, please email

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Steps you need to take

  • Preparing for Orientation

  • Health

  • Housing and

  • Arriving in
    San Diego

Welcome to San Diego State University

We are excited to welcome you to San Diego State University and the New International Student Orientation! We highly recommend you read through all the information found on our International Student Center Web Site before arriving to campus:

San Diego State University Map is available here.

At Orientation you will gain the necessary resources and information to prepare you for your SDSU academic experience. Orientation is also an invaluable opportunity for you to make lifelong friendships and memories as you discover San Diego through a city tour and San Diego Zoo. You will also have other social opportunities to meet others and navigate your way around San Diego and San Diego State University.

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International Student Center (ISC) - Location