International Student Orientation

Welcome international students and scholars! 

The Office of Global Programs (OGP) is a resource for UMass Boston’s community of international students, scholars, and their families. Your education at UMass Boston goes beyond the classroom. Your health, finances, living arrangements, social activities, and knowledge of campus and the city all contribute to your success here. The resources on this page will help you navigate life at UMass Boston. To help with the transition to life at UMass Boston, New Student Programs and OGP offer new students a two-day orientation program. During orientation students have the opportunity to meet fellow international students, tour campus, learn about their academic courses, and familiarize themselves with resources.

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

Orientation Schedule

Day 1

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Check-in starts at 8:15 am in the Campus Center, on the first floor terrace.

Throughout the day, you will:

Lunch will be provided.

Day 2

Friday, January 19, 2018

Check-in starts at 8:30 am in the Campus Center, on the first floor terrace.

Events include:

Pre-Arrival On-Campus Resources

Getting to UMass Boston
Immigration Clearance iStart e-Forms
New Student Health Requirements
International Student and Scholar Office
Office of Housing and Residential Life                                      
New Student Programs

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