Announcements / Information

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

Upcoming Events:


Date:  Monday, October 13th, 2014 (Columbus Day)

Time: Depart from Biotech 2, Plantation Street at 9:00am

Tour Cost: $66 per person.  Checks should be made payable to "Fox Tours" and can be delivered to Melissa Scher on Friday, October 3rd at the Medical School - Room S2-100a (between 8:30am and noon).

Trip includes:  Mohawk Trail, Village of Shelburne and a visit to the Bridge of Flowers, a New England Luncheon at Chanders and a visit through Pioneer Village & Atkins Farm.

See poster for additional information.  Please contact Melissa Scher to sign up or if you have any questions!   Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Holiday Hours:

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

  • Monday, October 13th, 2014 - in observance of Columbus Day.
  • 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!

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