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Fall 2018 Events Calendar

The International Center sponsors a number of programs and events throughout the year for our university community. Many of these are free or at a reduced cost, and offer you an opportunity to  meet new people, engage in traditional New England cultural experiences, and have fun!  Check out our programming list as new events are added.

Note: all events are subject to change.

August 30, 2018 - September 4, 2018 International Student Orientation
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International Student Orientation is mandatory for all new international students.

Konover Campus Center, 9:00am

Please bring your passport and immigration documents. All new international students are required to attend.


August 31- September 14, 2018 - SEVIS Certificationsevis logo

9:00am-4:00p.m. New International Student Check-in and SEVIS Certification, Gengras Student Union, room 309.

All new international students must present their passport, I-94 form and I-20 to the International Center. We will certify your attendance at the University with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

September 20, 2018 - Pizza SocialPizza

Join International staff for our end of the semester Pizza Social. It's a fun chance to  gather with friends and meet other international students and staff. There will be FREE pizza and soda.

12:00 to 1:30 pm in GSU, North Cafeteria

October 4, 2018 - Practical Training Workshop opt

Are you graduating in December, 2018? The International Center will host an Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop on Thursday,  October 4, 2018 for those students who will be graduating in December 2018. 

During the workshop, you will receive all the necessary forms as well as complete instructions on how to apply and when.  This will also be a great opportunity to ask questions regarding employment in the U.S. on OPT, the STEM program and the H-1B Visa process.

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:  Gengras Student Union, room 339

October 13, 2018 - Six Flags Amusement Park

Spend the day at the largest amusement park in New England. Enjoy the rides and fun at Six Flags Amusement Park in Springfield, Mass. Bring a friend and have a great day!

Please sign up at the International Center before October 1st.

A university bus will leave Konover Campus Center at 11:00 am and is expected to return to campus at approximately 6:00pm.  The cost for the trip, including entrance fee and bus transportation is $25.

Seating on the bus is limited, so sign-up soon!

Students who wish to use their own transportation are welcome to do so, but must still sign-up with the International Center by October 1st, and meet at Konover Center the day of departure.

November 14, 2018 - Thanksgiving Dinner

Attend the University's annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. Join fellow students as you partake in a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Seating is limited, so you must sign up at the International Center by November 1st.