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 open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

    • You may drop off or pick up your paperwork anytime between 8:15 am and 4:45 pm.

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

  • We are not open nights, weekends, holidays or when the University campus is closed for inclement weather or any other reason. 

  • Office hours for drop-in advising are:

    • Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12 noon  

    • Wednesday and Thursday from 1:30 pm  to 3:30 pm.

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.


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 your arrival on campus. All international students and scholars must visit, call, or email the office periodically in order to maintain your 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: write to the Admissions Office at

If you have graduate admission questions: write to Graduate Studies Office at