All newly arrived international students must attend the orientation programs coordinated by the Office of International Programs for the Fall and Spring Semesters. Immigration regulations require students to register their presence in the U.S. within 30 days of the program start date listed on their immigration document (I-20/DS-2019).

Orientation program is designed to provide students with important information about immigration and visa regulations and ISS services. The orientation program also helps acquaint international students to the educational and cultural atmosphere at LACC and Los Angeles, and provide an opportunity to meet other new international students.