All new international students are required to attend the International Student orientation on-campus before the start of the term. A detailed orientation schedule will be provided as it gets closer.
In June, the International Office will host a Pre-Arrival Webinar for new students, to discuss topics such as what to expect when you arrive, how to get to CalArts, and things you will need to take care of before classes begin. (Spring admits will have this webinar in November).
Pre-orientation modules will be released for Fall admits in early August (or early December for Spring admits) with information that students may need before they arrive. Topics include F-1 Status Basics, Understanding U.S Health Insurance, How to Get a Driver License, etc.