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!
Please bring the following documents along to your ISS Orientation:
- I-20 (If you are holding an F-1 visa) or DS-2019 (If you are holding a J-1 visa)
- Passport (ISS needs copies of your identity and expiry pages)
- F-1 or J-1 visa stamp (Canadians excluded)
- I-94 card
To learn more about your orientation, please click on the following link of when you will begin your studies: