OIS 2019 Saturday, August 17 — Friday, August 23, 2019

Details about OIS 2019 will be posted the first week of June. Registration is open so let us know if you're coming to OIS.  In the meantime you will find information about OIS 2018 in these pages.  OIS 2019 will be similar, but better, if that is possible.

If you started making plans for your arrival, however, please plan to arrive in New Haven for OIS 2019 between 12 pm on  Friday, August 16th and 5 pm on Saturday, August 17th.

OIS (Orientation for International Students) provides the best possible transition to Yale for incoming freshmen and transfer students from all over the world. It is the perfect venue for getting to know your fellow international students as well as freshmen and others who are on campus for other pre-orientation programs. Organized and run by Yale College international students and Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), this fun-filled program introduces you to Yale’s rich academic and cultural resources and includes social activities, opportunities to explore your new home town, and presentations on topics such as choosing your courses and intercontinental adjustment. Time is also scheduled to pick up necessities not brought from home, get a cell phone, and open a bank account. We also promise a little free time to get over your jet lag. Please come prepared to showcase your talents as well, at the fabulous OIS Talent Show!

OIS is also on Yale Connect and Facebook.

Check out the OIS 2019 Portal and OIS 2019 Facebook group.

Meet the Counselors

Find out more about these smart and fun OIS 2019 counselors!


If you have any questions please contact us.

Ann Kuhlman, Director, Office of International Students and Scholars

Ozan Say, Adviser, Office of International Students and Scholars