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Pre-Arrival Information

Mandatory Orientation

August 29 and 30, 2019 - Upon arrival to the U.S. all new international students are required to attend the New International Student Orientation for Fall 2019, which is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). The mandatory orientation includes information on immigration compliance, health services, registering for classes and more. Failure to attend orientation may end in termination of visa status.

Contact Us if you have any questions at our email:
  • Register

Pre-Arrival Information for Newly Accepted Students

Welcome to UMass Lowell! The staff at the ISSO are very much looking forward to meeting and working with you upon your arrival on campus.

Take a virtual tour of UMass Lowell!

The virtual tour is a great way to get to know the campus before arriving to the U.S.

It is important that all international students be prepare for their arrival to the U.S. Please read through the following resources PRIOR to your arrival. Our guides include immigration information, campus resources, information on the city of Lowell, and more.

  • Please read through our Pre-Arrival Checklist explaining the necessary steps to take prior to arrival in the U.S.
  • We recommend all student's read through our Pre-Arrival Guide (pdf) which contains crucial information regarding the visa interview, housing, FREE Airport Transportation, New England climate and more! 
  • We offer the New Arrival - Welcome Guide (pdf) which contains information pertaining to the city of Lowell, UMass Lowell Campus resources, setting up a bank account, and more!

Additional Resources:

  • Reserve Your Airport Transportation (pdf) - FREE to all new incoming students arriving to Logan Airport and being brought to the Lowell area.
  • For International Student Scholarship information, money management tips, and more, please see our Financial Resources page.
  • Pair Up Program: A multicultural friendship program that encourages international and domestic student cultural exchange at UMass Lowell.