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Immigration Resources

Resources for Faculty, Staff and Students Not on Visas Issued by MassArt* Including DACA and Undocumented Students

"We have a proud history of encouraging inquiry, innovation and equality." 
- Acting President Kymberly Pinder

MassArt is committed to providing our community members with a safe and supportive environment. We have developed a strong partnership between various offices, such as Admissions, the International Education Center, Student Development, Counseling and Wellness, the Office of Justice, Equity, and Transformation, and the Academic Resource Center, to provide both internal support and external resources.


Admissions for Non-U.S. Citizens

MassArt is dedicated to welcoming all students without discrimination, and strongly encourages all students  to apply to MassArt. Applicants applying to MassArt should also apply for FAFSA. When applying, please follow appropriate instructions regarding citizenship and residency in order to qualify for the proper tuition rate if admitted.

For specific situations, students are encouraged to make their own decisions based on the particulars of their personal status and we always recommend consulting an immigration attorney (Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service). Please visit the Information and Resources section below for more information and an extensive resource list, including links and resources for DACA and undocumented students.

For students not yet admitted to MassArt, please visit Admissions for more information.


travel for non-u.s. Citizens

Travel for DACA, TPS, Asylees, undocumented and non-U.S. passport holders (those with a visa other than an F-1 or J-1 that is sponsored by MassArt) should consult their visa sponsor and/or consult an immigration attorney before any departure from the U.S. Please the Information and Resources section below for more information.

MassArt’s F-1 international students should consult Travel In and Out of the U.S.


information and resources

Students, faculty and staff within the MassArt community have posed questions and expressed concerns about recent and past executive actions or news items. With this webpage, we are attempting to provide as many resources as possible.

Please note that the contact information for organizations, companies and individuals below is provided solely as a resource and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by Massachusetts College of Art and Design. We will update this list as necessary; please check back often.


Questions? We encourage you to contact

Erica Puccio O’Brien, Director
International Education Center
Student Development, Kennedy 2nd Floor
erica.puccio@massart.edu • 617.879.7716

The information included here provides general resources for MassArt faculty, staff, and students. International students on a legal MassArt-issued visa document for F-1or J-1 status should contact the International Education Center.