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New International Student Orientation

Fall 2019

Register Online For Orientation

Day 1: Thursday, August 29

  • 9 a.m.: Arrive to check in and meet your assigned OMA Ambassador in the Saab ETIC Atrium on North Campus.¬†Bring your passport and student ID number. These mandatory sessions start promptly at 10 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided.
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m.: Immigration Clearance Session by the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) in ETIC Atrium on North Campus.
  • 11:30 a.m. - Noon: Immunizations & Health Insurance Presentation by Health Services in ETIC Atrium on North Campus
  • Noon - 1 p.m.: Lunch with Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Student Ambassadors in ETIC Atrium on North Campus
  • 1-2 p.m.: Get UMass Lowell student ID's at the UCAPS office in University Crossing
  • 2-3 p.m.: Student Affairs Department Fair in University Crossing lobby with student cultural clubs/li>
  • 3-6 p.m.: Breakout sessions with advisors
    Undergraduate session: O'Leary library Mezzanine 2nd floor & O'Leary library 140 on South Campus
    Graduate session: Moloney Hall, UC490, UC158 in University Crossing building
  • 6:15-7:15 p.m.: Dinner (Undergraduates: Fox Hall, Graduates: University Crossing)
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Shopping trip to Target (optional)

Day 2: Friday, August 30

  • 9 a.m.: Light breakfast, debrief with Ambassadors
  • 10-11 a.m.: Student Life Presentation by OMA Ambassadors in Alumni Hall on North Campus
  • 11 a.m. - Noon: Vendor Fair with banks, cell phone companies, and SIM card distribution in Alumni Hall on North Campus
  • Noon - 1 p.m.: Lunch with OMA Ambassadors Alumni Hall on North Campus
  • 1-4 p.m.: Full tour of campus and downtown Lowell, individualized tours of each campus based on majors with Orientation Leaders and OMA Ambassadors on both South and North Campus
  • 5-6:30 p.m.: Welcome/Networking Dinner Allen House on South Campus
  • 7-9 p.m.: Game Night & Soccer Tournament on East Campus (optional)

Day 3: Saturday, August 31 (Optional)

  • 11-2 p.m.: Independence Day Celebration hosted by the Indian Student Association in Alumni Hall on North Campus
  • 2-5 p.m.: Boat Tour of Lowell at National Historical Park Visitor Center. Purchase your $5 ticket online.
  • 7-9 p.m.: PlayFair for all new freshmen or first year students