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ISS advisors support you in a variety of ways. Advisers create learning tools for the website and plan out important information sessions. Your advisers also update the website content to ensure you have accurate advising information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Advisers also spend much of their week meeting with students through group advising or drop-in advising shifts. We encourage you to seek out the information and advising support that helps meet your needs. All of the following advising sessions and services can also be found on the ISS Events calendar.

Group F-1 Advising & Information Sessions

ISS Advisers will be offering information sessions to students on F-1 visas about employment topics. We encourage any student interested in CPT, OPT, or STEM OPT to visit a group advising session before attending drop-ins. In group advising, you’ll be able to learn from advisors and hear your peers’ questions.

CPT Information Sessions with International Student Advisers

OPT Information Sessions with International Student Advisers

STEM OPT Information Sessions with International Student Advisers

All sessions have been completed for spring 2023.

General F-1 Student Advising

In-Person Drop-In Hours for F-1 Students

  • Days: Monday through Wednesdays
  • Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
  • Location: Schmitz Hall 459
  • Availability: ISS advisers are available to meet with students for approximately 10 minutes when the ISS office is open. Sign-ups to meet with an advisor begin when the doors open at 1 PM each day.

Virtual Drop-In Hours for F-1 Students

  • Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during spring 2023. Please check the ISS events calendar to confirm availability.
  • Time: 9 AM to 11 AM
  • Location: All virtual drop-ins will be done through Zoom. You must have a Zoom account to log in. Registration is required and we will share the link to register after autumn quarter is completed. Find links to the Zoom registration through our events calendar.
  • Availability: We currently have limited advisors available to meet with you during virtual drop-ins. We can support approximately 12 students per virtual drop-in session.
  • Additional Details: Please read our post about what to expect when you attend virtual drop-ins.

General J-1 Student Advising

Drop-In Hours for J-1 Students

  • Day: Thursdays
  • Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
  • Location: Schmitz Hall 459
  • Availability: We have the capacity to serve about 12 students per week through drop-in advising. Please stop by. You’re usually able to speak with your adviser.

Virtual Drop-In Hours for J-1 Students

Instead of continuing to have J-1 appointments for students spring quarter, we are implementing J-1 virtual drop-ins. This allows students to “drop by” during the scheduled virtual times each week as they are able. The following dates and times are for J-1 virtual drop-ins:

There will be a waiting room set up during these virtual drop-ins and the advisor on duty will message you to let you know if you will have to wait to meet with them.

Students who are not able to attend J-1 drop-ins virtually or in person are encouraged to email an advisor for support.