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JPL Scholar Check-In and Orientation

Upon arrival at JPL, you will have a security briefing at JPL International Visitors Coordination (IVC) to review JPL security policies and to receive a badge.  After the briefing, check in at the JPL International Office before beginning your appointment.  Caltech Postdocs at JPL must check in with the JPL International Office before checking in on campus. 

New Employee Orientation (NEO) for JPL Regular or Tempoary Hires Only 
Mondays | 167-151 | 8:00 AM
Request program information from JPL Human Resources.

JPL Postdoc Orientation
Request program information from the JPL Postdoc Office.

2016 International Scholar Orientation
Tuesdays | 180-602 | 8:30 - 10:30 AM

  • November 1
  • December 6

 2017 International Scholar Orientation

  • January 10
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 11
  • August 1
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

All first-time Caltech and JPL J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to attend orientation. All other new scholars are welcome to participate.  The International Scholar Orientation presentation provides information about regulations affecting your immigration status in the United States and information about re-location and cultural adjustment issues.