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Alert: ISS Email Scam

The ISS has just learned about an email scam using our uwissnoreply@uw.edu email account sent to students and possibly parents. This email was not sent by the ISS, it is fake, a scam, and should be deleted. If you received an email like this (image below), please do not click on any links or reply to the email. We recommend you report this email scam to UW Police Department. International Student Services will not send you an email asking for…

Focus Group Opportunity for International Undergraduates

Academic Support Programs (ASP) and the Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) are seeking international undergraduate students to participate in a focus group via Zoom (compensation provided) on Thursday, April 14, or Friday, April 15. In short, the aim of the focus group is to better understand the academic experiences of international undergraduate students at the UW. With this information, ASP and CIRCLE hope to better tailor their services and programs to the distinct needs of international…

ISS Services Spring Quarter 2022

We will offer online and in-person services this quarter. ISS Front Desk Hours Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Virtual Front Desk 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Schmitz Hall 459 Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Virtual Front Desk 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Virtual Front Desk Advising Appointments Students are now able to book appointments with our advising team using our Microsoft Bookings calendar. Students should prepare to choose the type of appointment they…

ISS Services Winter Quarter 2022

All advising and student services will be offered virtually this quarter. ISS Front Desk Hours Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Virtual Front Desk 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Schmitz Hall 459 Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Virtual Front Desk 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Virtual Front Desk Advising Appointments Students are now able to book appointments with our advising team using our Microsoft Bookings calendar. Students should prepare to choose the type of…

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 be offered virtually this quarter. ISS Front Desk Hours Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  – Virtual Front Desk 1:00 PM – 4:00…

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 resolve errors and clarify next-steps These sessions are limited to topics directly related to the immigration check-in process – we cannot answer questions about additional…

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 exceptions (health-care and child-care facilities, UW shuttles), fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear a mask on campus. Based on Washington State guidance, physical…

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 the clinic will receive a free Dick’s Drive-in cheeseburger or hamburger to go. These clinics are in partnership with the Safeway, Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants and…

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 org/schedulevaccine Make an appointment by calling (844) 520-8700 Walk-in to the Montlake location between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., seven days a week. No appointment…