Announcements / Information

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

Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 9th
UMMS Medical School

Don't forget to attend the annual International Festival here at UMMS!   Follow the link below for additional information:

International Festival Poster

Holiday Hours:

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

  • Monday, May 26, 2014 - in observance of Memorial Day.

Upcoming Workshops:


Friday, May 2nd, 2014; 12pm
Michelson Room, LRB 

Elizabeth Goss, Esq. of Goss Associates LLC, will present this seminar geared towards foreign nationals who have questions about starting a business, entering into a business partnership or developing products for market while in the U.S. in non-immigrant status (i.e. F1, J1/J2, H1B, O, TN, Etc.)

This workshop is open to faculty, physicians, researchers, students, and staff interested in this topic. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Elizabeth Goss specializes in the representation of physicians, researchers, trainees and students in the higher education and health care fields, securing their temporary and permanent visas. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in representing professors, scientists, and artists under the extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, and national interest waiver immigrant visa categories. She also has extensive experience representing multinational corporations and entrepreneurial ventures in a wide array of immigration matters. Ms. Goss is an immigration practitioner with in-depth experience providing strategic immigration advice on a variety of complex business related issues. Ms. Goss is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA). She has provided her expertise at immigration seminars and lectures as a guest of NAFSA; the American Immigration Lawyers Association; ILW and the Massachusetts Bar Association (MCLE). She is a former chapter editor of the NAFSA Advisor’s Manuel as well as a contributor to a number of AILA and MCLE publications.

Ms. Goss is a graduate of New England School of Law and Wheaton College. She is admitted to practice in the state bars of Massachusetts and New York as well as the U. S. Federal Court of Appeals and the Court of International Trade.



Monday, May 5th; 12:00pm
Michelson Room, LRB

Summer is a popular time to travel. 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. 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