New Student Resources
International New Student Arrival Checklist
New F-1 students must register with the OISS as soon as possible after arrival and no later than seven days after the program start date noted on their Forms I-20. The OISS must report F-1 student arrivals to the US Department of Homeland Security and activate the students' status.
To report your arrival, please access the OISS Student Portal at oiss.pepperdine.edu, and under the tab labeled "Orientation," complete the "Mandatory Arrival Report."
On the Mandatory Arrival Report form, you will need to upload a copy of your passport,
visa (if required), the Point of Entry Admission Stamp, and a copy of your most recent
I-94 (which can be found at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/).
International New Student Orientation (INSO)
As a part of the New Student Orientation, the OISS incorporates an orientation specifically designed for international students. The video series below provide students with critical information related to the rights and responsibilities associated with the F-1 student visa.
All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation.
New Student Orientation (NSO) is a program intentionally designed for incoming students and their family members. The program will include information on academics, student activities, student services, living on campus, international programs, and much more. University administrators, faculty, staff, and upper-division students will be available throughout the program to answer all of your questions about college life.
First-year students will be assigned an initial class schedule by academic advisors. Each student's first semester class schedule is developed and reviewed by a team of advisors in consultation with related faculty members and academic and administrative offices. (Subsequent semester schedules are determined by the student in collaboration with an academic advisor). Transfer students will register during NSO following academic counseling with their major division. On the final day of NSO you will have the opportunity to change your schedule to include elective coursework or to reflect a change of major should the need arise.
For more information, or if you are an incoming student and need to register for NSO, check out the NSO homepage.