Undergraduate Orientation


In addition to the Orientation Course Selection Day, which is mandatory for all new students to the university, the Office of International Education Services (IES) will hold an Immigration Orientation which is required for new international students.

All F-1 students in their first semester at UMBC (including students from UMBC’s ELC, and students transferring from another American school) are expected to attend.  If you cannot attend, contact the IES Office to make other arrangements.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University Center Room 312 (UC312)
Lunch: Engineering Atrium

Tentative Schedule

New International Student Orientation, Anticipated Schedule
Lecture Hall V, ENGR Building Room 027

9 – 9:30 am  
Student Breakfast
(Engineering Building Atrium)

9:30 – 9:45 am 
Welcome & Introductions
Dr. Arlene Wergin, Director of UMBC International Education Services
Dr. Tony Moreira, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs
Dr. Nancy Young, Vice President for Student Affairs

9:45 – 11 am
F-1 Visa Regulations and Maintaining your Status at UMBC
Michelle Massey and Ryan Williams, IES Office

11 – 11:30 am
Intercultural Adjustment at UMBC
Michelle Massey, Ryan Williams and Katie Heird, IES Office

11:30 – 12 pm
UMBC Professional Services Panel
UMBC Student Judicial Program Staff,
University Health Services, Student Business Services

12 pm – 1:30 pm 
(Provided in Engineering Atrium)

Conclusion and Awards 

*Please bring your passport, I-94 card and I-20 with you to the orientation meeting.

For more information contact:
Office of International Education Services,
Administration Building, Room 224