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Pre-Arrival Information

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.

This page is intended to provide initial F-1 or J-1 international students with the appropriate resources to arrive to UMass Lowell. Please be sure to read through the following key information carefully to prepare you for your arrival to the United States!

Critical Resources:

  • 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