ISS Arrivals & Orientation

Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Amherst!

Mandatory International Student Orientation (ISO) will be January 17 through January 18, 2020.


Graduate Degree Students and All Exchange Students

Orientation information will be provided by email following your I-20 or DS-2019 issuance. 


Undergraduate Degree Students (Freshman and Transfer-in)

Orientation information will be provided by email following your I-20 or DS-2019 issuance. Don't forget about the New Student Orientation (NSO) program. NSO is a separate orientation program. Your attendance at both orientation programs (ISO and NSO) is mandatory.


Email us if you have questions about the International Student Orientation.