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Caltech Scholar Check-In and Orientation

All Caltech scholars must check in at ISS (Building 11 on the campus map).  You must schedule an appointment to check in with ISS. You can email iss@caltehc.edu or call 626-395-2188 to schedule an appointment. 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. Bring your immigration documents to your scheduled appointment 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 | 8:30 - 11:00 AM I Campus Map I

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

  • January 10, 2019
  • February 14, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • April 11, 2019
  • May 9, 2019
  • June 13, 2019
  • July 11, 2019
  • August 8, 2019
  • September 12, 2019
  • October 10, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • December 12, 2019

8:30 - 9:40 AM | Adjustment and Relocation Orientation
9:45 - 11:00 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 8:30am to start making connections with new scholars.

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