International Student Orientation

Welcome International Students!

To help with the transition to life in UMass Boston, the Offices of New Student Programs and Global Programs offers a two-day orientation program. The orientation programs are good opportunities to meet your fellow international students and provide useful information for your early days in Boston.


*ESL Students should refer to the schedule sent by the English as a Second Language Program*


Day 1: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Undergraduates: Check-in for your Beacon Beginnings Orientation at 8:00 am in the Campus Center.

Through the day, you will:


Graduates: Check-in for your orientation sessiosn at 11:00 am on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center. 

Over the course of the afternoon, you will:


Day 2: Friday, September 1, 2017

All international students: Check-in & breakfast begin at 8:30 on the 3rd floor of the Camps Center

Events include:

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Pre-Arrival On-campus Resources

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Questions? Feel free to email We look forward to meeting you in August!