Arrivals and Orientation 

ISS Arrivals & Orientation

Mandatory Fall 2018 International Student Orientation dates will be available soon. Please check back later

On behalf of my colleagues in the International Student & Scholars division of the International Program Office, I would like to welcome you to our IPO website and to UMass!

UMass is an actively engaged global institution with a plethora of international exchange, research, study and collaboration.  We are proud to welcome over 2,400 international undergraduate and graduate students to our community from over 110 different countries.  We also have a robust visiting scholar community at UMass with over 425 international scholars teaching, conducting research and collaborating on campus at any given time.

In addition to providing our international community and our institution with timely, concise and accurate U.S. immigration advising and consulting, our office is also committed to ensuring that our entire international community feels welcome, engaged and part of the larger UMass and Amherst, Massachusetts community.  Our office continuously advocates for our international population and we also actively partner with several campus units to provide meaningful and enjoyable programming throughout the academic year.

Whether you will be part of the UMass community for only a few months or several years, please know you are a highly valued and most welcome addition to our institution. 

Welcome to UMass!

Ken Reade, Director of ISS