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International Student Orientation

Information for 2018




International Student Orientation is required for all freshman, undergraduate transfer students, and exchange students. It is strongly recommended for all new graduate international students, and we encourage you to make every effort to attend.

International Student Orientation is designed to supplement orientations arranged by other offices on campus (Freshman, Exchange and Graduate Orientations). The program will allow you to meet both American and other international students, provide you with useful information about Boston College, and introduce information you should know as an international student in the United States. If you have questions about this program, please contact OISS.

Orientation Dates

  • For undergraduate and exchange students -- August 21 - August 23, 2018
  • All new graduate students -- August 22, 2018


A schedule of events for the 2018 International Student Orientation will be coming soon! To see the schedule of events for last year's 2017 International Student Orientation, please click here


Undergraduate/Exchange Students - Orientation Sign-Up (Coming soon!)

Graduate Students - Orientation Sign-Up (Coming soon!)


To attend the Sunset Boat Cruise, please click the link below to pay. Freshmen CANNOT attend the Boat Cruise, due to mandatory events for Welcome Week.

Pay for Orientation Boat Cruise here: (freshmen CANNOT attend. Do NOT click on UPS document; click on Sunset Boat Cruise: $18.00)


If you are having problems signing up for orientation please contact OISS.