International Student Orientation

Incoming international students at Arizona State University are required to attend an International Student Orientation program. You will join students from around the globe to learn important information about the university and how to prepare for a successful academic year.

Program Information


The fall 2014 International Student Orientation program will be held at the Tempe Campus on August 15, 2014 for students attending the ASU Tempe, Downtown Phoenix or West campuses. For students attending the ASU Polytechnic campus, the program will be held at the Polytechnic Campus on August 14, 2014. Because attendance is required, you do not need to register to attend the program. Please bring your ASU Student Identification Card to check-in to the program. If you are unable to bring an ASU Student Identification Card, you will need to provide your ASU Student ID Number as well as another form of photo identification.

Tempe campus program location: ASU Gammage Auditorium | map

Polytechnic campus program location:  Cooley Ballrooms at Cooley Student Union | map

The check-in process for the program begins at 8:00 a.m. for both programs. Please plan to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to check-in for the program. The program concludes at 4:00 p.m.

Preparing for Orientation


New international students must check-in at the International Student and Scholars Office to begin the mandatory SEVIS check-in process when they first arrive on-campus. Learn more.  

New international students must select an ASU Student Identification Card to present at the International Student Orientation check-in process. If a student is unable to obtain an ASU Student Identification Card, he/she will need to provide their ASU Student ID Number as well as another form of photo identification.

New international undergraduate students (freshman and transfer students) are strongly encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation program to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes prior to attending the International Orientation program. 

Contact Us


ASU New Student and Family Programs
PO Box 872201
Tempe, AZ 85287-2201
Phone: 480-965-2880480-965-2880
Fax: 480-965-7311
Email: orientation@asu.edu