International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is a virtual event that introduces you to everything UMBC has to offer!  You will meet other new students, current international students, and UMBC staff from around campus who will be able to help you as you begin your career at UMBC and learn about the programs, services and opportunities available to you whether you are beginning your semester with us from inside or outside the U.S.

We’ll be covering a variety of topics during orientation such as:

  • F-1 Immigration Rules
  • Work Options for F-1 Students
  • Billing and Health Insurance
  • Visa Interview Resources
  • Programs and Services Available On Campus

Spring 2022 Orientation Slides + Presentations

Session 1: Wednesday, January 26th

Session 1 of orientation covered F-1 immigration rules for new and transfer F-1 students, information from Student Business Services (SBS) and information on identifying a scam and keeping yourself safe.

Presentation Slides:

Session 1 (Pt. 1) Spring 22 International Student Orientation

Session 1 (Pt. 2) Spring 22 International Student Orientation

Session 1 J-1 Exchange Students Orientation

Spring 2022 Orientation Transfer Student Orientation

Student Business Services – Spring 2022 ISSS Orientation

Orientation Video:

To download/view a recording of this session, log in to your myUMBC account then, click here: Spring 2022 Orientation Session 1

Session 2: Friday, January 28th

Session 2 of orientation covered U.S. culture in and out of the classroom, information from Retriever Integrated Health (RIH) and the Career Center.

Presentation Slides:

Session 2 Spring 22 International Student Orientation

RIH- Health Orientation International Students

UMBC Career Center – Spring 2022 International Student Orientation

Orientation Video:

To download/view a recording of this session, log in to your myUMBC account then, click here: Spring 2022 Orientation Session 2

Spring 2022

International Student Orientation for the Spring 2022 semester will be held on Wednesday, January 26th and Friday, January 28th. All new international students are required to attend all orientation sessions. This includes students who have just arrived to the US, those who are transferring to UMBC from another US school, and those who have changed immigration status to F-1 in the past year. Additional information, including access links will be shared in upcoming months.

Session 1: Wednesday, January 26th

Location: Virtual

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST (Convert To Local Time)

Join Orientation Session 1 Here: Orientation Session 1 Webinar Access

Session 2: Friday, January 28th

Location: Virtual

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST (Convert To Local Time)

Join Orientation Session 2 Here: Orientation Session 2 Webinar Access

 

Accessing Live Orientation Sessions:

The live orientation session will take place via Webex.

The orientation will begin promptly at 9:00am EST. Please logon at this time.

You will not be able to join the event before the event start time

At 9:00 am EST on orientation day, please use the links above, to join the event.

Once you click on the link a new tab will open for you to join. You may be requested to type in your name and email address (or this information might be prefilled for you).

The event password will already be entered for you, no need to change anything.

 

Once all boxes are filled in you have two options to join: It will be easier to join with Option 2

Option 1: Click “Join Now” button (will open up the Webex application for the event)

Option 2: Click on the words “Join by browser” (opens up event in a new tab).

 

Joining with Option 1: (If you already have the Webex Application installed)

After you entered your details, if you click the “Join Now” Button,  if previously installed, the Webex application will open.

At the bottom of the application window, you’ll see a green button that says “Join Event”

Once you click the join event button, a welcome slide (and/or the ISSS staff) will appear.

  • Please note it may take a few seconds to load and join the session. (You may also see a few pop ups about your camera and microphone)

Congratulations, you have joined the session! We look forward to meeting you!

 

EASIER OPTION: Joining with Option 2: Joining with a web browser

After you entered your details, if you click the words “Join by browser” a new tab will open

In the new tab, you will be automatically connected to the event.

  • Please note It may take a few seconds to load and join the session. (You may also see a few pop ups about your camera and microphone)

Once you are connected to the event, a welcome slide (and/or the ISSS staff) will appear.

Congratulations, you have joined the session! We look forward to meeting you!


Other Resources:

International Student Arrival Guide

Virtual Campus Tour

Contacting ISSS