Undergraduate student Adrian Ssenyondo from Kampala, Uganda majoring in Aerospace Engineering talking to a member of the Department of Defense for information at the DoD Networking Event.

International student arrival

Arizona State University hosts a number of arrival and welcome events for incoming international students. These informative and interactive programs offer an overview of a wide variety of topics to help you learn more about ASU.


Fall 2024 International Welcome

International Welcome will be held on Friday, August 16, 2024 for undergraduate students. All new undergraduate and transfer international students are required to attend International Welcome. This in-person event offers informative and interactive programs, and an overview of a wide variety of topics to help you learn more and prepare for life at ASU.

Register for undergraduate welcome


For graduate students, your first semester at ASU begins with an informative and interactive International Welcome. All new international graduate students are encouraged to attend this in-person program on ASU’s Tempe campus. Students select one date from the three dates offered; August 7, August 14 or August 19.

Register for graduate welcome


Registered students and families will receive additional details and the full event schedule through email. Students who register for International Welcome will also receive communication about free airport transportation provided by Lyft.

As you prepare for the fall 2024 semester, please note that all international students are expected to attend classes in person.

If you are a first-year or transfer student, we recommend that you arrive in the U.S. on Thursday, August 15, 2024. If you plan to live on campus, this is the earliest you can arrive at your housing assignment. If you arrive earlier than August 15, you will be responsible for your own housing accommodations (e.g., hotel, staying with family or friends, etc.) until then. ASU has provided a list of preferred hotel partners and you can view them here.

If you are living on campus, you can arrive and move in on August 15, even though the Housing Portal may show a different date and time. This early move-in is to accommodate your attendance at International Welcome and other early start programs you may be participating in.  


Resources and events

Outside of the International Arrival and Welcome, here are some videos we suggest you watch, resources you should review and events you should attend to make the most of your ASU experience.

ASU Welcome events

Virtual and on-campus events are open and free to all students. Events are designed to help you prepare for a successful college experience, connect with new people and make the most of your Sun Devil life. New events are added each day, so check back often for new, engaging opportunities.

ASU Welcome Events

International Students and Scholars Center programming

We encourage you to attend the events designed for international students by the ISSC. These community events and activities include weekly workshops and free English tutoring and conversation practice. See the full schedule and learn more.

Event schedule

International Student Engagement

International Student Engagement supports, advocates and designs experiences for international undergraduate and graduate students from admittance through graduation and beyond.

ISE provides students with personal and professional development opportunities outside of the classroom. Students build community, develop their leadership skills and participate in many global celebrations.

Learn more


Contact us at orientation@asu.edu.

International student resources

We have compiled some resources for you as you prepare for your arrival at ASU. We encourage you to watch these short videos to get a sense of what to expect, some things you can be preparing for now and some items to take care of once you arrive in Arizona.