Skip to content

Step 5: Attend Orientation

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, the Fall 2021 orientation will be completely virtual. ISSS will NOT be hosting an in-person orientation. 

ISSS would like to give a small welcome gift bag to each new international student coming to campus this semester. The bags contain several branded items to get you in the U of U spirit! To maintain safe social distancing practices, the bag pick-up schedule will be spread out over multiple days. Please bring your UCard or other form of ID with you to pick up your welcome bag. Unfortunately, we are not able to send welcome bags in the mail.

Bag Pick-up Times and Locations:


New students may pick up their welcome bag on any of the following dates. No advance sign-up is required. Please bring your UCard or another form of ID with you! All pick-up times are in Mountain Time (MDT).


*The pick-up location for all dates is the 2nd floor lobby of the A. Ray Olpin Union Building. See a Union Building map here.*


  • Tuesday, August 24 from 12:00-2:00pm
  • Thursday, August 26 from 12:00-2:00pm
  • Friday, August 27 from 12:00-2:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 31 from 12:00-2:00pm
  • Thursday, September 2 from 12:00-2:00pm
  • Friday, September 3 from 12:00-2:00pm


Welcome Bag FAQ:

No, you can just come to the pick-up location during any of the dates and times listed above.

Yes, but they will need to bring your UCard or other form of your ID. A photo of your UCard or other form of ID will be accepted.

Email to request an alternate pick-up time. We may or may not be able to accommodate this request based on limited in-office hours during the pandemic.

Yes, you can. Please bring your UCard or other form of ID with you and explain to the pick-up staff that you were a new student for Spring or Summer 2021.

Yes, we will also be giving out welcome bags during the Spring 2022 semester. You will be able to get one then.

No, each student will be given only one bag to make sure that there is enough for everyone!

The bags contain small University of Utah branded items, as well as some additional items from various sources. You will just have to get one to see exactly what is inside!
Last Updated: 8/3/21