Frosh Orientation

International Student Orientation (ISO) is a three-day in-person program that helps connect new international first-year students to UC Santa Cruz. You will have an opportunity to meet other international students, learn about resources that are present on campus for your success, and establish connections early on before the beginning of fall quarter.

Register Here

ISO is required for all new, incoming international students in F-1 or J-1 status. Students who consider themselves international but are not in F-1 or J-1 status are also welcome to register, though it is not mandatory for them.

Program Dates & Schedule

  • Monday, September 12 - On-Campus Housing Move-In & ISO Day One

  • Tuesday, September 13 - ISO Day Two

  • Wednesday, September 14 - ISO Day Three

International Student Orientation Schedule - Coming soon


  • $400 program fee, posted to student account in fall quarter

  • $98.79 Early Arrival housing fee, if you are living on campus

    • Does not apply to students living off-campus