Announcements / Information

Please check this page periodically for information about upcoming events, courses or other information relevant to the UMMS international community.

Upcoming Events:


Holiday Hours:

The Immigration Services Office will be closed on the following upcoming 2014 holidays:

  • Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 - in observance of Veterans' Day.
  • Thursday, November 27th and Friday November 28th, 2014 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th - Christmas Holiday

Upcoming Workshops:


These workshops are designed for GSBS Students on the F-1 visa.  If you are within the final year of your GSBS program, and are considering working in the U.S. following graduation, this workshop is for you!   We encourage participants to review the OPT Website prior to attending the workshop.   Below is a list of the scheduled OPT workshops for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.  All workshops are located in the Michelson Room of the Lazar Research Building (LRB)

  • Tuesday, December 16th, 2014:  3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Friday, February 20th, 2015:  3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Monday, April 13th, 2015:  3:00pm - 4:30pm  


Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Michelson Room, Lazar Research Building (LRB)

The winter holiday season (Thanksgiving through New Years) is a popular time to travel home to visit with family and friends. This brown-bag travel seminar is recommended for foreign nationals who are planning international travel in the coming months. We will review travel recommendations, required documentation and visa renewal procedures including recent trends in administrative processing. There will be time for individual case-specific Q&A immediately following the presentation.  You are welcome to bring your lunch and your questions!


Thursday, November 6th, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Worcester Campus - Medical School Building 2nd floor, Room S2-351
Space is Limited!  Please R.S.V.P. by email to Melissa Scher by Monday, November 3rd.

Bring your lunch and learn about the process of becoming a Permanent Resident of the United States!

We are very pleased to have Phil Curtis, Managing Partner of Chin & Curtis, present a workshop on permanent residence:  process, pitfalls and opportunities.  This will be a presentation focused on the needs and characteristics of the UMMS population.  Chin & Curtis is a ten-lawyer Boston law firm specializing in employment-based immigration.  In the course of his more than 25 years in the immigration field, Phil has represented and worked with businesses ranging from multi-national public companies to the most recent entrepreneurial start-ups, as well as nonprofits ranging from private secondary schools to large research institutions.  He has helped clients to realize the vision of attracting the best talent from around the world. 

Photos from Immigration Services Events and Trips  

For information about events outside of the UMMS Community

Worcester website - - Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau - Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism -
Worcester Telegram and Gazette on-line