International Student Orientation

‌Orientation Fall 2015

Fall Orientation activities begin Wednesday, August 26 with testing sessions, information tables, local vendors, and special meetings.

Have you signed a contract for a room on campus?

  • Early arrival and move-in date for new international students who have not attended college or university before:
    •  Tuesday, August 25 ONLY
  • Early arrival and move-in dates for all other new international students living on campus:
    • Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26

International Student Orientation (mandatory)
, August 27 and Friday, August 28

UMass Dartmouth requires all new international students—both F-1 and J-1 students—to attend International Student Orientation, a multi-day orientation program, in addition to orientation activities for all new students. Orientation provides information sessions about the university and life in the U.S.

One of the most important things we do at Orientation is review the regulations for maintaining your visa status.

At Orientation, we'll also:

  • welcome you to campus
  • introduce you to the culture
  • share information about university services
  • inform you about university policy
  • and encourage you make new friends!

Watch your email for our welcome letter.

On the campus map, Residence Halls are marked E and are in two groups: on the upper-left and mid-right on the map.

For housing information, please follow the Housing Options link on the Pre-arrival page.