News and Updates

Winter Break Travel and Re-entry Information

OIS will be closed from December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019 for winter break. Regular office hours will resume on January 2. Please visit the Travel section for detailed travel and re-entry information. Information for students/scholars who are requesting a travel signature from abroad Option 1: Request a Reprint of Your I-20/DS-2019 Email the Travel Signature Read more

Local U.S. Address Update Policy Guidance During Winter Break

Students traveling to their home country to spend time with their family and friends or vacationing outside the U.S. over winter break are NOT required to update their local U.S. address information in their myUSC/OASIS student account even though USCIS regulations state students must report any changes to their residential address within 10 days from Read more

Community Safety Advisory

SCAMS REPORTED OFFENSE:   DPS has received numerous complaints from students, many of whom are international students, who had been tricked into giving money to imposters posing as agents of the IRS, U.S. Customs, or other public entities.  During the 2018 fall semester, seventeen students were victims to these scams with an average loss of Read more

OIS Closed for Thanksgiving

The Office of International Services wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. Please visit us before 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018, and Friday, November 23, 2018. We will reopen on Monday, November 26, 2018, at 8:30 AM.