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International Scholar Orientation

Thursday, March 10, 2016
8:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: East Bridge 114

Orientation is offered for new international scholars at Caltech.  All first time J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to attend orientation.  All other new scholars, spouses/partners, and families are welcome to attend.  Free childcare is offered with advanced registration.  



  • Refreshments and Childcare Check-In     8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Immigration Orientation     9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

We will provide information about regulations affecting your immigration status in the United States. 

  • Relocation and Adjustment Orientation     10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

We will provide information to assist you and your family as you transition to life in Pasadena.  Topics such as housing, driver's licenses, schools, child care, social life, networking, banking and more will be addressed.



The Child Education Center will provide free childcare during both orientation programs only if at least two children are registered in advance.  Childcare will not be provided if fewer than two children are enrolled.  In that case, you are welcome to bring your child/ren with you to orientation.  If necessary, newborn and young babies may attend orientation with you.  The teachers will not provide diaper changing.  You will need to provide your telephone number to the teachers. 

Register children by Monday, March 7, 2016.  Provide the age and number of children who will attend.  You must arrive with your children at 8:45 AM


LOCATION:  Campus map

Orientation – East Bridge, Building #33, First Floor Conference Room #114

Childcare – West Bridge, Building #33, Basement, Room #57

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