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Welcome

Here at CalArts we are looking forward to your arrival and start of your program! As a new international student to CalArts, you are required to come to the two-day New Student International Orientation. At the orientation you will meet new students, learn about important F-1 visa rules, learn about campus resources and participate in actives. Breakfast, lunch and van trips are included.

All F-1 students are REQUIRED to "check-in" with the Office of International Students and Programs in order for us to change your status in SEVIS from F-1 Initial to F-1 Active. The New Student International Orientation is where you will "check-in" for your status change.

  • 2019 Orientation Dates: Aug. 29- Sept. 7 
  • Event Address: 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia, CA 91355

2019 Schedule

Aug. 29

  • 9 - 10:15 am:  Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  • 10:15 am - 4 pm: Free Lunch will be provided. Necessary new student orientation materials and actives will be reviewed and completed in sessions.
  • Vans will be available after 4:30 pm for essential shopping trips.

Aug. 30

  • 8:30am - 9:30am: Free Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 4:00pm: Free Lunch will be provided. Continuation of necessary new CalArts international student orientation materials and actives will be reviewed and completed in sessions.
  • Vans will be available after 4pm for essential shopping trips.

Entire 2019 orientation schedule