When should I arrive?: No later than September 25, 2018 and no earlier than August 25, 2018
You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the start date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). Students who do not have pre-arranged housing should arrive as early as possible.
Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019): September 24, 2018
Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars (DCISS) Events
iSTART Online Orientation (Mandatory)
Create a DCISS account to begin iSTART
iSTART Opens: To be announced.
Deadline: A hold will be applied to your UCLA account and services if not completed by week two of the quarter. Completing the orientation before arrival in the US is HIGHLY recommended.
Orientation Fee: $59 (See what's included!) will be billed to your UCLA account.
DCISS Visa Check-In (Mandatory)
Dates: Attend one session:
September 14, 2018
September 21, 2018
September 26, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bradley International Hall room 300 (campus map)
Instructions: See the list of items you must take to check-in for review.
International Education Office (IEO) Orientation (Mandatory)
Dates: Attend one session: To be announced
Time: To be announced
Location: To be announced
Campus Housing Move-In Dates:
Dates vary with housing assignment.
Residents will receive an email directing them to access the Move-In Reservation System.
Temporary Accommodation (Non-UC Housing)
Ground Transport to Campus
To get to Westwood from the LAX airport, take a taxi (approximately $45-50) or a "shuttle van." Look for the blue "Van Stop" sign outside the baggage claim area and tell the airport employee that you need a shuttle to UCLA or Westwood.