Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS)

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The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISS) in Rutgers University – Newark serves more than 1,700 international students, scholars and their dependents from more than 70 countries. 

VISION

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISS) is the primary resource center, striving always for excellence in service to the international community of Rutgers University - Newark.

MISSION

•    Advise F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors on compliance with immigration laws and regulations to maintain legal status; 
•    Provide support to international students and scholars through orientation programs, cultural & social events and services in collaboration with other University units;
•    Assist University offices and academic departments in their international initiatives and help nurturing growth of international programs; 
•    Ensure institutional compliance to immigration regulations governing enrollment of F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors; serves as liaison with state and federal agencies concerning F-1/J-1 regulatory issues.

OISS Walk-In Hours:

* No appointment necessary. Walk-in to submit/collect requests. *
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED

OISS Advising Hours:

* No appointment necessary to speak to an advisor. *
Monday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Wednesday: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED

Location: Rutgers University - Newark, Conklin Hall, Room 216

 

Beginning January 21, 2020

Email Inquiries:

All student inquiries must be sent to oiss@newark.rutgers.edu. A member of the OISS staff will respond to your email within 3-5 business days. Please assist OISS staff by only sending inquiries to oiss@newark.rutgers.edu. Please do not send duplicate/follow-up emails to individual OISS staff members, as that will slow overall processing times and cause delays! Duplicate emails and follow-up emails will not receive a response.

Processing Times:

Due to an increasingly large volume of applications, please be aware that the OISS average processing time for all successfully complete and accurate requests is currently a minimum of 10 business days, and we will process all requests in the order that they are received. Additional time will be added to applications that require updated/corrected documentation. Requests for expediting will only be considered in cases where the OISS determines that a student is at risk of losing legal status. Plan the submission of your requests accordingly with the minimum 10 business day timeline!  

 

 

 

 

    Key Contacts

    Conklin HallRoom 216
    175 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

    OISS Walk-In Hours:

    * No appointment necessary. Walk-in to submit/collect requests. *
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

    Wednesday: 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED

     

    OISS Advising Hours:

    * No appointment necessary to speak to an advisor. *
    Monday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Wednesday: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED

     

    Location: Rutgers University - Newark, Conklin Hall, Room 216