International Student Orientation Spring 2018

Early arrival move-in date for new students

New students living on campus MUST move in on Wednesday, January 17, between 6:00p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

NAVITAS students should consult the program director.


International Student Orientation (mandatory)

  • Thursday, January 18, Woodland Commons

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

  • There is a limited DATTCO schedule between Logan Airport and UMass Dartmouth between now and August 31, 2017: Two evening buses leave Logan Airport at 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.  There is also a free Silver Line Bus from Logan Airport to South Station in Boston and from there to campus. Check  for updates when purchasing tickets.

  • Local (New Bedford and Dartmouth)  taxi information can be found here.  Uber and other public transportation options can be found here.  (with international cell phones, dial +1 and then the 10-digit U.S. number.)

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'll 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!

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


Updated 11/16/2017