ISS Orientation Schedules

Important Things to Know:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (including exchange)

1. Arrive at the Haigis Mall bus stop. Orientation check-in is located in the Fine Arts Center (FAC) lobby on Wednesday, August 28 between 8:00am to 5:00pm ONLY. A comprehensive list of transportation suggestions to reach UMass Amherst is available here. You will be greeted by IPO staff members wearing neon green t-shirts! 
 
2. Students with on-campus housing ONLY move-in time on August 28 for the residence halls is between 9:00am to 6:00pm. Please have your printed room assignment-boarding pass. An IPO staff member will transport you to your Residential Service Desk/Residential Hall Assignment. Residential Life will charge you an additional $60.00 total ($30 per day) for early arrival housing, August 28 and 29, 2019. This charge will appear on your Bursar’s bill later. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS (including exchange)

1. Arrive at the Campus Center (Lincoln Center). Orientation check-in is located in the lower level concourse (1st floor) of the Campus Center on Wednesday, August 28 between 8:00am to 12:00pm ONLY. A comprehensive list of transportation suggestions to reach UMass Amherst is available here. You will be greeted by IPO staff members wearing neon green t-shirts! 
 

New Students with ON-CAMPUS Housing ONLY:

EARLY ARRIVAL (before August 28)

You must make hotel arrangements. Umass Amherst has reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel UMass at a discounted price of $159 plus applicable fees for August 26 & 27, 2019 ONLY. To secure a room, please or contact the hotel directly no later than July 29, 2019 by calling 1-877-822-2110 and providing the Group Code IOO19C. If you choose to stay at the Hotel UMass, International Student Orientation move-in instructions will be available upon your arrival at the hotel front desk. Other accommodation suggestions are available here. A comprehensive list of transportation suggestions to reach UMass Amherst is available here.

LATE ARRIVAL (after August 28)

The International Programs Office staff member can assist you with move-in process on Wednesday, August 28th from 9:00am to 6:00pm ONLY. If you arrive late, please make your own hotel arrangements; accommodation suggestions are available here. A comprehensive list of transportation suggestions to reach UMass Amherst is available here. If you have questions please contact Residential Life at 1-413-545-2100. 
 

Undergraduate Degree Students Schedule 

Undergraduate Exchange Students Schedule 

Graduate Degree Students Schedule