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Orientation is the beginning of your journey at UMass Boston. It is a new study environment, in a new country and a new way of life.

What Will Happen at Orientation?

UMass Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program (GSSP) in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Boston hosts a series of activities and programs so you can have an efficient transition to a degree program.

  • You will receive information about the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP and your academic curriculum
  • Meet the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP staff, students and new friends
  • Be introduced to a range of offices, services, and facilities available to you as a student

There will also be information sessions concerning academic and progression requirements, accommodation, employment, safety and health insurance all designed to help you settle in to your new environment.

Most importantly, orientation ensures that you are prepared to start your semester. You will meet your advisors, take placement exams, register for your courses, and receive your student ID. card.

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Offer Letter
  • University’s Letter of Acceptance
  • Passport
  • I-20 form
  • Original copies of your immunization records
  • Diploma or proof of high school graduation – Original copy of your diploma and transcripts
  • For graduate students: Official transcripts and diploma have to be in a sealed envelipe
  • Address details for where you will be staying in Boston

What Are the Dates and Where Do I Go?

Dates and locations are listed below. [Click on your program to learn more.]

Fall Semester 2020
Orientation September 1-4, 2020. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in Campus Center

Useful Links

  • Student Arrival Form
  • Immunization Forms
  • Preparing for your Life in Boston
  • Getting Here

Classes begin September 3, 2019

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