International Student & Scholar Center

The UMass Dartmouth community warmly welcomes our international students and scholars.  We are proud of the diversity of our international students, faculty, and scholars, representing many different countries.

The ISSC is normally open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday

Due to temporarily-reduced staffing, a schedule change will occur 

April 24, 2017 - August 16, 2017

  • the ISSC will be CLOSED on Wednesdays for paperwork processing
  • the ISSC will be OPEN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 9am-5pm
  • You may drop off or pick up your paperwork anytime between 9:15am and 4:45pm

Any changes to this schedule will be announced by email and posted signs

Office hours for drop-in advising during this time are:

         Tuesday from 10am to 12noon  
         Thursday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

All other meetings are by appointment only  

  • When requesting an appointment please wait until the date and time have been confirmed before coming to the office.
  • We are not open nights, weekends, holidays, or when the University campus is closed for inclement weather or any other reason.


University announcements regarding immigration issues


The International Student & Scholar Center:

  • Provides support for visas and other immigration forms as well as required documentation for international students and scholars while in the United States.
  • Provides general advice and assistance with campus life and personal needs.
  • Offers workshops on employment and other subjects of interest.
  • Co-sponsors cultural events with other organizations on campus.


The International Student & Scholar Center (ISSC) is located in Pine Dale Residence Hall, Suite 7123.  Campus map             

Visit and keep in touch to maintain your visa status

New international students and scholars must visit the office as soon as possible after their arrival on campus.  All international students and scholars must visit, call, or email the office periodically in order to maintain their visa status with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

We look forward to your visit and getting to know you.

Contact information

Phone: 508.910.6633
Fax: 508.910.6588

Mailing address

International Student & Scholar Center
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, USA

Admissions contacts

If you have undergraduate admission questions contact the Admissions Office at

If you have graduate admission questions contact the Graduate Studies Office at


Updated 5/18/17