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International Student Orientation

Our Spring 2021 International Student Orientation will be held over three sessions. Attendance at each session is mandatory for all new international students registered for the Spring 2021 semester whether physically present in the U.S. or attending remotely from outside the U.S.

 

Use these links to learn more about accessing orientation information:

Accessing  Live Orientation Session on January 22nd via Webex

Accessing Orientation PowerPoint Presentations

 

Spring 2021 International Student Orientation: Session 1 will take place on Friday, January 22nd at 9:00 AM EST.

International Student Orientation is a virtual event that will introduce 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 whether you are beginning your semester with us from inside or outside the U.S. Spring 2021 International Student Orientation will take place over three sessions. Session 1 is on Friday, January 22nd.

We’ll be covering a variety of topics during orientation such as:

  • F-1 Immigration Rules
  • Work Options for F-1 Students
  • Programs and Services Available On Campus
  • Working with the Student Business Services Office

Accessing Live Orientation Session on January 22nd:

The live orientation session will take place via Webex.
The orientation will begin promptly at 9:00 am 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 January 22nd, to join the event, please use the following link: https://umbc.webex.com/umbc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e554fa4579f8b9c3b7d50d4ae112b311b

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 IES 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 on August 26th!

 

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 IES staff) will appear.

Congratulations! You have joined the session! We look forward to meeting you on September 30th!

Accessing Orientation  PowerPoint Presentations: 

PowerPoint presentations from previous orientations can be found below:

Spring 2021 Predeparture Orientation Presentation

Watch A Recorded Session of Spring 2021 Predeparture Orientation Here: Predeparture Orientation Recording