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
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lecture Hall V (Room 027), Engineering and Computer Science Building

Tentative Schedule

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

9:30 – 10:00 am  
Student Breakfast
(held in Lecture Hall Atrium, above Lecture Hall) 

10:00 – 10:15 am 
Welcome & Introductions
Dr. Arlene Wergin, Director of UMBC International Education Services
Dr. Tony Moreira, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs 

10:15 –10:45 am
International Student Health Insurance
Health Insurance Specialist, UHS (University Health Services)

10:45 – 11:15 am
Campus and Area Safety and Security
UMBC Campus Police

11:15 – 11:45 am
Student Judicial Program and Student Expectations
UMBC Student Judicial Program Staff

11:45 am – 12:15 pm 
UMBC Billing Processes 
UMBC Student Billing Services Office Staff

12:15 – 12:30 pm  
UMBC Student Life              
Student Life Staff

12:30 –1:15 pm  

(Provided, Lecture Hall Atrium)

(University Counseling Services, ELI, Career Services Center and current UMBC students will be present)

1:15 – 1:45pm   
UMBC International Student Panel
(Current UMBC International Students)

1:45 –3:15 pm  
F-1 Visa Regulations and Maintaining your Status at UMBC
Diversity at UMBC
Michelle Massey, UMBC International Student Adviser

3:15 – 5:00pm  
Campus Resources Presentation and Competition

5:00 – 5:30pm  
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