International Student Services

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…


April 8, 2021

UPDATED 5/5/2021: COVID vaccine and in-person requirements for Autumn 2021

Dear Students, We have been receiving many queries about autumn quarter 2021 in-person course and vaccine requirements. We hope the information below will help answer your questions based on what we know right now. UW President Cauce announced in January and again on April 1 that the University intends to return to largely in-person instruction…


April 6, 2021

USCIS Adds Form I-765 To Electronic Forms

USCIS is currently testing an electronic form I-765 for students seeking optional practical training employment benefits. The form is too new for us to have seen many students apply electronically – therefore, we do not have steps or guidance prepared at this time. If you decide to file online, please know that we are unable…


March 26, 2021

Announcement: Extension of ISS Processing Time

Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021, the processing time for all requests submitted to the ISS office will be up to one month.  We are adjusting our processing time to better align with the reality of our current workload. Additionally, we are working to balance changes in staffing by hiring and training additional ISS staff to…


March 22, 2021

Update for Transfer Pending/Change of Education Level Students Studying Outside the U.S.

We wanted to share an update with you regarding studying outside the U.S. with transfer pending and change of level I-20s in initial status. Your study outside the U.S. while your I-20 was still pending/in initial status may be counted towards CPT and OPT recommendation eligibility. In autumn quarter, our advice was based on our reading of the Frequently…


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