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Caltech Scholar Check-In and Orientation

All Caltech scholars must check in at ISS (Building 11 on the campus map).  J-1 visitors must check-in within 30 days of the program start date, however, it is best to check in as soon as possible to validate your SEVIS record.  Morning check-in hours are 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Monday and Wednesday - Friday.  Afternoon check-in hours are 1:00 - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday.  Bring your immigration documents as well as those of your dependents.  Documents include:

  • Passport
  • DS-2019, I-20, Forms I-797, EAD, etc.
  • I-94 (download your electronic I-94)

International Scholar Orientation
Thursdays | Moore Room 239 | 9:00 - 11:30 AM I Campus Map I

Orientation in 2017. The Moore Room 139 is located in the building number 93 on the map. To find it, look at C3

. December 14, 2017

Orientations in 2018. The Moore Room 239 is located in the building number 93 on the map. To find it: look at C3

  • January 11, 2018
  • February 8, 2018
  • March 8, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
  • May 10, 2018
  • June 14, 2018
  • July 12, 2018
  • August 9, 2018
  • September 13, 2018
  • October 11, 2018
  • November 8, 2018
  • December 13, 2018

9:00 - 10:10 AM | Adjustment and Relocation Orientation
10:15 - 11:30 AM | Immigration Orientation

All first-time Caltech J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to attend orientation.  All other new scholars, spouses/partners, and families are welcome to participate.  The International Scholar Orientation presentation provides information about regulations affecting your immigration status in the United States as well advice to assist you and your family as you transition to life in Pasadena.

We encourage you to arrive about 10-15 minutes prior to 9:00am to start making connections with new scholars.

There will be a 5 minutes break between the Adjustment and Relocation part and the immigration part.