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International Student Services (ISS) offers a wide variety of services and programs to international students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ISS staff provides information and programs to international students about the campus and community and provide support and assistance concerning visas and related immigration issues.
Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Wisconsin-Madison!¬† As a new student, take advantage of all the orientation activities that are planned for you.¬† They are meant to help you learn more about your new school, the surrounding community, and highlight the abundance of resources available to you throughout your studies.¬† Although you will be invited and required to attend a variety of orientation programs, the ISS (International Student Services) Orientation is MANDATORY and is designed specifically to address the needs of international students.
As an international student, the US Department of Homeland Security requires student visa holders to register with their school prior to beginning their academic program in the United States.¬† By attending an ISS Orientation, you will be completing this mandatory obligation. Our staff at ISS looks forward to meeting you at the next ISS Orientation!
Sign-Up for ISS Orientation
Sign-up to attend your ISS orientation and welcome events prior to your arrival.¬†
To register for spring orientation 2016, click here!
Check-in with ISS
Monday, January 11 through Friday, January 15
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Red Gym, Mezzanine A/B
Please bring the following to check-in with ISS:
1. I-20 (If you are holding an F-1 visa) or DS-2019 (If you are holding a J-1 visa)
2. Passport with the Entry Admission Stamp
3. F-1 or J-1 Visa Stamp (Canadians excluded)
4. Your local address in Madison and your emergency contact information
Attend your Mandatory ISS Orientation
Exchange and Visiting (VISP) Students
Thursday, January 14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grainger Hall, Room 1100
(ISS will present the rules and regulations of your student visa as a portion of your Exchange/VISP orientation)
F1/J1 Degree-seeking, Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Friday, January¬† 15
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Red Gym, Masley Media Room
Intensive ESL Students (non-degree)
Thursday, January 21
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Helen C. White, Room 6191
Attend Welcome Events
Welcome Lunch - All new international students are welcome - Registration Required
Click here¬†to register.
Friday, January¬† 15
¬†12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
¬†Red Gym, On Wisconsin Rooms B&C
¬†Friday, January¬† 15
¬†1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
¬†Leaving from the Chazen Museum and stopping at Bed Bath & Beyond and AT&T.¬† Bed Bath & Beyond is next to Target where you can buy some food and other necessities to get started.