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International Student Orientation 2019




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 (First Year Experience, Exchange Student, 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.


International Orientation Dates

NOTE: Move-in date for all undergraduate and and exchange students living on campus is Augsut 24, 2020


For Freshmen Who Went To School Outside Of The U.S.

  • Freshmen Students: August 25-27, 2020   

For Undergraduate Students Who Went To School in The U.S.

  • Freshmen & Undergraduate Transfer Students: August 26, 2020

For Graduate & Exchange Students

  • Graduate (including LLM Exchange) Students: August 26, 2020
  • Undergraduate Exchange Students: August 26, 2020 

(undergraduate exchange students also have a separate orientation with the Office of International Programs on August 25)


Some graduate students will have scheduling conflicts with departmental orientations. Please attend International Student Orientation events as your schedule allows. Graduate students are also invited to attend general Graduate Student Orientation on August 27, 2020. Please visit for more details.