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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 139 (building 93) | 8:45 - 11:30 AM I Campus Map I

Orientation – Moore Room 139 (the building is number 93 on the map - to find it: look at C3)

  • January 12, 2017
  • February 9, 2017 (Moore Room 239)
  • March 9, 2017
  • April 13, 2017
  • May 11, 2017
  • June 8, 2017
  • July 13, 2017
  • August 10, 2017
  • September 14, 2017
  • October 12, 2017
  • November 9, 2017
  • December 14, 2017

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