International Student Orientation (ISO)

ISO is a mandatory pre-orientation program which provides new University of Miami international students with an opportunity to learn about support services and programs available to you through ISSS,  immigration rules you must follow to study at UM, academic expectations in the U.S., and the UM Code of Conduct.  New international students will also have an opportunity to meet and get acquainted with new peers.  ISO will start promptly at 9:30 am, so please arrive on time. Nothing should take precedence. Dress comfortably (you may need a light sweater), and bring pen and paper for notes.

FALL 2014

Undergraduate Student (Freshman & Transfer) ISO
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Student Activities Center, Center Ballroom
1330 Miller Drive, Third Floor, UM Coral Gables Campus.

Graduate Student ISO
Friday, August 22, 2014
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Whitten Learning Center, Room 130
5150 Brunson Drive, UM Coral Gables Campus.

Who should NOT attend International Student Orientation?

  1. Study Abroad students should attend a special orientation program for Study Abroad students provided by the Office of Study Abroad.  Please visit the Study Abroad website for more information.
  2. Parents who plan to accompany their son or daughter to the U.S. should attend the New Student Orientation for Parents. Visit the Department of  Orientation website,, for Parent Orientation Check-in dates, time, and location.

If you are new to the U.S. and Miami please refer to the following slide shows for insider information:

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