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.


Spring 2020 New Student Orientation FREE Activities (Jan. 17 & 18)

Friday, January 17, 2020

Welcome Dinner & Vendor/UMass Resource Fair
5pm to 7pm
Campus Center, 10th Floor
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, January 18, 2020

International Student Day with UMass Men’s Basketball vs. George Washington
Game Start Time 4:30pm
Mullins Center
REGISTER HERE