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September 20, 2021

ISS Services Autumn Quarter 2021

ISS staff are excited to return to campus and we look forward to welcoming our international students back or to campus for the first time! We will re-open our reception desk starting Monday, September 27, 2021. Review the changes to our office hours and services for autumn quarter below. All advising and student services will…


University District Community Art & Vaccine Pop-Up

The City of Seattle is hosting a vaccine pop-up site on September 24 from 2 – 5 PM in the University District at 1305 NE 47th St, Seattle 98105. For further details, review the Facebook Event page.


September 14, 2021

Immigration Check-In Support Sessions

All new F and J students are required to complete the Immigration Check-In process when they arrive to the United States for the first time. We will be hosting a series of drop-in support sessions for students who have questions about this process. ISS staff are available to help… resolve address validation issues verify documents…


July 8, 2021

UW leadership announce changes to face coverings, vaccination requirements and other COVID-19 updates

In an email to UW community members on July 7, UW President Cauce and Provost Richards shared updated guidance about campus operations and provided instructions for vaccination status verification. Here are the key points: Everyone is welcome to continue wearing masks on campus, but only the unvaccinated are required to wear face coverings. With limited…


May 14, 2021

On-campus vaccine pop-ups next week

Are you in the Seattle area and still waiting for a vaccine appointment? The UW will hold walk-in vaccination clinics with the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine at Madrona Hall (3rd floor) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 18. Walk-in during open hours or make an appointment. Everyone who gets vaccinated at…


May 5, 2021

Vaccinations Available on Seattle Campus

Are you in the Seattle-area and haven’t yet received your COVID-19 vaccine? Here are two specific ways to get vaccinated now, at no cost to you: Get vaccinated by UW Medicine. Their Montlake location on the south side of the Seattle campus is administering the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines: Make an appointment by visiting…


March 3, 2020

How to Learn About OPT

OPT Orientation Video* Start with our OPT Orientation video. *Note: the OPT I-20 request process described in the video is out of date, though all other instructions are current. Use our webform to request an OPT I-20 from ISS; we no longer accept the paper OPT I-20 request form. When and How to Apply: Instructions…


Tax Prep Resources

All students must file some kind of tax-related form if you studied in the U.S. in 2019, even if you did not work on campus. General Tax Information and FAQs Please review Tax Information and FAQs for basic information. Reminder: we in ISS are not qualified to answer individual tax questions. Taxes are complex and…


January 30, 2020

Health Alert: Information about novel coronavirus

There continue to be no confirmed cases of the coronavirus at the UW. Review up to date information and recommendations from the University’s Environmental Health & Safety Department regarding the novel coronavirus. An FAQ page has been provided for students, faculty, and staff with questions. Information is also available through the CDC’s 2019 Coronavirus page. The…


July 18, 2019

How to Drop a Class During Your Summer Vacation Quarter

Many students register part-time during their annual vacation quarter in summer. If you are eligible for your annual vacation quarter this summer To drop one class: Review the Office of the Registrar’s drop deadlines to determine if you are allowed to drop the course. If the drop deadlines allow you to drop, next please complete…