Hello New Triton!,

Welcome to UC San Diego! The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is excited to welcome you to campus very soon. We are here to help you navigate the ins and outs of your program as a graduate student. Let's get started!
ISPO Services During Coronavirus
We hope you are all keeping safe and healthy. The International Students & Programs Office and UC San Diego knows that this is a challenging time for all of our students, including newly admitted students like you. During this time of uncertainty, we will continue to keep you  updated on important developments   as it relates to your arrival at UC San Diego this fall, and we will continue to keep  ISPO advising services  open to everyone. 
With that in mind, please note that ISPO is continuing to issue visa documents as normal (I-20s and DS-2019s). Please make you submit your document request via the  iPortal   as soon as possible so that we can process this for you in a timely manner.  
NOTE: Our normal processing time for visa documents is 15 business days from the date of a complete iPortal application submission. The deadline to submit is  August 1, 2020
F-1/J-1 Student Visa Services
ISPO is aware of the closure of most visa processing services across the world. We are also aware that availability for many appointments is now after the start of fall quarter at UC San Diego. ISPO still wants to ensure you receive your visa documents in the event that this availability suddenly changes.   
Our office is working closely with Graduate Division Admissions  to provide updated guidance  for you throughout the spring and summer should you be unable to secure an appointment before your program begins.  
Making Housing Arrangements
Now is the time to begin making your housing arrangements! Housing at UC San Diego and in the surrounding neighborhoods is competitive, but there are resources to help:
  • For those of you interested in living on campus, apply for Graduate Student Housing now!  For questions, contact gradfamilyhousing@ucsd.edu.
  • For those of you looking for off-campus housing, check out these resources to help you in your search. ISPO highly recommends reviewing the “Off-Campus Housing" webinar.
Join us for a series of informative webinars this spring and summer! In partnership with the Graduate Division , ISPO will host the following webinars next week:
Applying for your U.S. Visa | April 7 @ 8:30am PST
You can also view our slides and/or recordings of prior webinars at
More information regarding orientation, housing, and other important pre-arrival information is coming soon! If you have any questions, contact us at   inewstudent@ucsd.edu.
Visit our website at iStudents.ucsd.edu or send us a message through our Online Contact Form