OISS Check-In & Orientation Programs
OISS is excited to welcome you to Yale and New Haven!
During the OISS check-in and orientation (which is about 75 minutes) we will go over your immigration status and responsibilities, and provide you resources for a smooth transition to your life in the U.S. and at Yale. This will also be an opportunity for you to meet other international students and scholars, and the OISS staff. As new students and scholars, you also might be invited to participate in an orientation program associated with your school, department, or unit. Please make sure to attend those programs as well.
When to check in at OISS?
If you are a newly-arrived faculty, researcher, or non-degree student, please come to a check-in and orientation session at OISS at 9 am on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday of the week you arrive on campus. Please bring all of the documents listed on the right side menu.
OISS organizes a five-day long pre-orientation program called OIS (Orientation for Yale College International Students). If you choose to participate in OIS, immigration check-in and orientation will happen on Old Campus during the regular schedule of events. If you will not attend OIS, you will receive an email invitation from your designated school adviser to attend a check-in and orientation session either on Friday, August 25th or Monday, August 28th at OISS. Please bring all of the documents listed on the right side menu to check-in.
All degree seeking graduate and professional students will receive an email invitation from their designated school adviser to attend their school specific orientation. In order to prepare for orientation, you should update your U.S. address and phone number if you already know it. Please bring all of the documents listed on the right side menu to the orientation. If you have any questions, please contact your school adviser.
Summer 2017 Schedule
|July 31st||11:00am||PhD Math Camp|
|August 1st||11:00am||PhD ELP|
|August 1st||2:00pm||PhD ELP|
|August 3rd||12:30pm||School of Forestry & Environmental Studies|
|August 8||4:00pm||School of Medicine|
|August 9||10:30am||School of Management: MBA|
|August 9||2:30pm||School of Management: MAM|
|August 10||10:30am||School of Management: MAM|
|August 10||2:30pm||School of Management: MBA|
|August 11||10:30am||School of Management: MBA|
|August 11||2:30pm||School of Management: MBA|
|August 17||10:00am||Law School: LLM/JSD|
|August 18||10:30am||Drama School|
|August 18||1:00pm||Graduate School: PhD|
|August 21||11:45am||School of Management: make-up|
|Augsut 22||9:00am||Graduate School: PhD|
|Augsut 22||3:30pm||Graduate School: Master's|
|August 23||11:00am||Graduate School: PhD|
|August 23||1:00pm||Law School: JD|
|August 23||3:00pm||Divinity School|
|August 24||9:00am||Fox Fellows|
|August 24||12:00pm||Graduate School: Master's|
|August 24||3:00pm||School of Public Health|
|August 28||11:45am||School of Management: Exchange Students|
|August 28||1:00pm||Graduate School: PhD|
|August 28||3:00pm||School of Art|
|August 29||10:00am||School of Architecture|
|August 29||12:00pm||Graduate School: PhD|
|August 29||2:30pm||Graduate School: Master's|
|September 1||2:00pm||School of Music|
|September 8||4:00pm||School of Music|
Spouses, partners, and family members are welcome to join the orientation session for scholars that happens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 am at OISS. In addition, OISS and the International Spouses & Partners at Yale (ISPY) organize two extensive orientations for spouses, one in September and the second in January. If you arrive before or after one of these events, please know that you can also make an appointment to meet with an OISS advisor if you have questions about your transition to the Yale community.
If you are a student attending the Yale Summer Session or the ELI Program, please check in at OISS at the designated times below. Please bring all of the documents listed on the right side menu.
- ELI: June 26 - June 28, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm at OISS
- Summer Session B: July 3 and July 5, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm at OISS
- ELI U Prep: July 17 - July 19, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm at OISS