International Student Services

Virtual Front Desk

Virtual Front Desk & Drop-In Advising

Through Autumn 2021, ISS staff will primarily be available to students via remote services. Our Virtual Front Desk will be open daily. Our Drop-In Advising will look different this quarter – we’ll host three topic-specific sessions. We invite students to book virtual appointments with advisors for one-on-one appointments. All Virtual Front Desk and Drop-In Advising sessions are listed in the ISS Events Calendar.

Virtual Front Desk Schedule – Autumn 2021

  • Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST 
  • Friday from  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

Staff will be available to help you navigate the website, connect you to important resources, and provide general assistance. Staff will admit one student at a time to the Virtual Front Desk – we appreciate your patience! Advisors will not be available during the Virtual Front Desk. Go to Advising Appointments to schedule a meeting with an ISS advisor.

Drop-In Advising – Autumn 2021

Topic-specific sessions with International Student Advisors will be available through the Virtual Front Desk on the following dates:

  • General Employment: Friday, October 15 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT): Friday, November 12 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT): Friday, December 10 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

During these blocks, International Student Advisors will be available for 10-minute consultations related to the specific topic (general employment, OPT, or CPT). There will be no advising staff at the Virtual Front Desk outside of these hours.