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:

OISS has walk in hours, Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM and Fridays, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (with limited services available). We are CLOSED on Saturday and Sunday. Please book an appointment if you would like to speak with one of our advisors.

OISS Advising Hours:

Please book an advising appointment, using our Webex booking system: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/rutgers_newark_oiss@global.ru....

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 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 5 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 5 business day timeline!  

Key Contacts

Conklin HallRoom 241
175 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

OISS In-Person Walk-In Hours:

* No appointment necessary. *
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED

 

Virtual one-on-one appointments available at  Rutgers Newark - OISS (office365.com)