Office of International Students and Scholars

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Welcome to USD!

USD hosts international students and scholars from more than 70 countries around the world. We are delighted that you are joining this group of distinguished students and scholars, and we hope that your experiences here will prove intellectually challenging, culturally enriching, and personally enjoyable to you, whether you stay only for a few weeks, or several years.

Director's Welcome Message

NEW International Students Fall 2015 

Congratulations on your admission to USD! 

If you have officially been issued either an I-20 or DS-2019 by USD be sure to review the mandatory immigration check-in schedule

  • Refer to our New Students page below to find more detailed pre-arrival information.
  • You will also receive more pre-arrival details by email.
  • To inquire about your immunization hold please visit the Student Health Center page

Important dates:

  •   Monday, August 25th: International student early on-campus move-in begins at 10:00 AM 
  •   Tuesday, August 26th: Undergraduate Exchange Orientation begins at 9:30 AM
  •   Wednesday, August 27th: Freshman International Orientation begins at 9:00 AM (See check-in schedule for more details)
  •   Wednesday, August 27th: Transfer International Orientation begins at 2:30 PM (Note that all students must have checked in prior to orientation) 

*Graduate students: please check with your respective academic departments for required arrival dates. 

If you have NOT officially been issued either an I-20 or DS-2019 by USD you will need to contact either the Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Office to resolve any pending items. 

We look forward to meeting and welcoming you to the international family!