Arrivals & Orientation

Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Amherst!

Fall 2020 Mandatory International Student Orientation (ISO) dates and schedules are now available.

You will receive an email from our office/International Programs Office (IPO) with your orientation information.


All Exchange Students

Orientation information will be provided following your acceptance into your UMass Amherst Exchange Program.


Graduate Degree Students (Master’s and Doctorate)

Orientation information will be provided following your I-20 or DS-2019 issuance. Don’t forget about the Graduate Student Orientation. More information will be available on the Graduate School website. Graduate Student Orientation is a separate orientation program. Your attendance at both orientation programs (ISO and Graduate Student Orientation) is mandatory.


Undergraduate Degree Students (Freshman and Academic Transfer-in)

Orientation information will be provided 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.