New Student Information & Orientation
Welcome Class of 2024!
We are delighted that you will be joining us this fall term, and look forward to meeting you and working with you over the next four years.
We understand that the global COVID-19 pandemic will impact your experience at Caltech.
Our transition back to campus learning and research will occur in stages, and in ways that are consistent with guidelines set by public health officials. The Coronavirus Information page provides regular updates on Caltech's ongoing response to the pandemic.
The deans' office is ready to facilitate your transition to Caltech. COVID-19 aside, we understand that you have many questions. This website will answer many of your questions as you prepare to enroll at Caltech. Please check back regularly as we will be updating information over the course of the summer.
Feel free to contact us with questions about any information on this website. Important dates follow, with the understanding that COVID-19 planning may require changes and adjustments:
September 17-19: International Student Orientation.
September 20-27: New Student Orientation. Most days will have a mix of live virtual meetings and recorded presentations to review, and will take place primarily between 10am and 4pm PDT. Students can login with their access.caltech credentials to view the full schedule.
September 28: Yom Kippur holiday, no classes.
September 29: Classes begin.
The registrar's office maintains a full online academic calendar and schedule.