International Graduate Orientation (IGO)

The International Graduate Orientation (IGO) is a two-day program of information sessions and social events for new graduate students entering the university in F-1 or J-1 status. Information sessions focus on academic life, immigration regulations, health care, employment, and more. 

All graduate students in F-1 and J-1 status are required to attend the mandatory sessions on Immigration & Compliance and Cultural & Academic Adjustment in order to remain in legal status. Students in F-1 and J-1 status are automatically registered for IGO and charged a $36 new student orientation fee regardless of whether or not they attend the optional events during the two-day program.

igo schedule-at-glance

Monday, August 21st

  • Lauinger Library Info Sessions
  • Campus Tours (Grad Resources, Med Campus, 
  • International Ambassador Activities
  • Meet & Greet Happy Hour

Tuesday, August 22nd (ATTENDANCE is MANDATORY)

  • Coffee & Registration
  • Sessions on Immigration Compliance and Academic Integrity
  • Welcome Luncheon
  • Sessions on Employment and Health Insurance
  • Night Out with International Ambassadors

Download the latest schedule here. Locations and times are subject to change. All students will be emailed a final schedule in August.