International Student Orientation
Two-Day Mandatory Spring 2023 Orientation will take place as follows: Day 1 - VIRTUALLY on Thursday, January 12, 2023 and Day 2 will take place IN-PERSON on Friday, January 13, 2023. Please continue to monitor your email as we make event arrangements within university, state and federal guidelines.
Early arrival move-in dates for new students living on campus:
- January 11, 2023
Have you signed a contract for a room on campus?
For housing infomation, please follow the Housing Options link on the Pre-arrival page.
Getting here from Logan Airport in Boston
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.
On 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
Pictures from Fall 2022 Orientation
Fall 2022 International Students!!! Welcome to UMD!!!