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International Student Orientation

Mandatory Fall 2022 Orientation will take place VIRTUALLY on Friday, August 26, 2022 and IN-PERSON on Monday, August 29, 2022.  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:

  • Dates have yet to be determined for the Spring 2022 semester

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 2021 Orientation

Immigration Scams Avoiding Immigration Scams


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