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International Student Orientation

Mandatory Pre Arrival Webinar: 

August 1, 9:30 AM Boston time zone, zoom link to be emailed the day before the session

Mandatory Fall 2024 Orientation: 

August 29 & 30

Early arrival move-in dates for new students living on campus:

August 26, between 6-10 PM

August 27, between 6-10 PM (J-1 Exchange Student & Bachelor's Degree Student Required Move In Date)

Have you signed a contract for a room on campus?

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

Getting here from Logan Airport in Boston

Limited service free bus information & bus registration link will be emailed directly to new students.

Local (New Bedford and Dartmouth) taxi and other public transportation options can be found on the transportation page.

What do we do at Orientation?

UMass Dartmouth requires all new international students - both F -1 and J-1 students - to attend International Student Orientation 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 will also:

  • Welcome you to campus
  • Introduce you to the culture
  • Share information about university services
  • Inform you about university policy
  • And encourage you to make new friends

COIN Orientation Video:  Learn how to use COIN: Corsairs Online Information system for students

Please watch your email for our welcome letter with further details.

Pre-arrival:  before you leave your home country Avoiding Immigration Scams

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