News Updates

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

Executive Orders Impacting Immigration:

Executive Orders impacting immigration were issued by the President of the United States on January 25th and 27th 2017. A revised Executive Order was signed by the President on March 6, 2017 however, certain portions of it were halted by a preliminary injunction on March 29, 2017.  The Immigration Services Office (ISO) will continue to send information through our distribution lists as additional information is made available. Please contact the ISO with any specific questions.

Below are the latest communications about the Executive Order impacting Immigration:

Guidance for Foreign Nationals while in the United States

Other Immigration Resources per the Executive Order:

STEM OPT Ruling

Upcoming Workshops & Events:

SPRING IMMIGRATION WORKSHOP - U.S. IMMIGRATION OPTIONS FOR THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY (With a Discussion About the Executive Orders and New Trends)

The Immigration Services Office is happy to announce that attorneys from the law firm of Iandoli, Desai, & Cronin P.S. will be hosting a spring immigration workshop for the medical community to include a discussion on executive orders and new trends.

Date:  Monday, April 10th, 2017
Time: 11:30am
Location:  Medical School, Faculty Conference Room (S1-342)

Additional details to be announced.  This event is open to the entire UMMS community.  No RSVP required. 

OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING (OPT)

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 2017.  All workshops are located in the Michelson Room of the Lazar Research Building (LRB)

  • March 31, 2017 3:00pm 

For information about events outside of the UMMS Community

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