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!

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

Fall 2022 Session Slides and Recordings

Session 1: Wednesday, August 24th (Mandatory)

Presentation Slides:

Session Recording:

To access the recording, you must be logged in to your myUMBC account. You will not be able to view the video using your personal email. Log in to your myUMBC account, then click here:

Session 1 Recording

 

Session 2: Friday, August 26th  (Mandatory)

Presentation Slides:

Session Recording:

To access the recording, you must be logged in to your myUMBC account. You will not be able to view the video using your personal email. Log in to your myUMBC account, then click here:

Session 2 Recording

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

International Student Orientation for the Fall 2022 semester will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 24th and Friday, August 26th. 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 are available below and ISSS’s  myUMBC group.

Session 1: Wednesday, August 24th (Mandatory)

Location: Virtual – RSVP Here

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

Join Orientation Session 1 Here: ISSS International Student Orientation Session 1

Session 2: Friday, August 26th  (Mandatory)

Location: Virtual – RSVP Here

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

Join Orientation Session 2 Here: ISSS International Student Orientation Session 2

Welcome Reception: Tuesday, September 6th (Optional)

EVENT LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER!: This event will now be held in the University Center Ballroom (Room 301) on the 3rd floor of the University Center. We’re so happy to have you as part of the UMBC community! Join the ISSS team  for a special welcome reception for international students this Fall 2022 semester. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided while supplies last!

Location: UMBC Commons Terrace – RSVP Here

Time:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST (Convert To Local Time)

Accessing Live Orientation Sessions:

The live orientation session will take place via Webex.

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