International Student Orientation

Fall 2021

International Student Orientation for the Fall 2021 semester will consist of three virtual sessions.  All new international students are required to attend all three mandatory 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.

Session 1: Wednesday, August 25
Session 2: Friday, August 27
Session 3: Monday, August 30

Each session will cover different topics, so it is crucial that you attend all three sessions.  The sessions will be presented live from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Eastern US time (convert to local time).

Please direct any questions to  We look forward to “seeing” you then!


Other Resources:

International Student Arrival Guide

Virtual Campus Tour

UMBC Resources Pamphlet – a list of helpful offices and how to contact them