Registration for Fall 2021 begins next week - starting planning now!
Registration for Fall 2021 begins next week - starting planning now!
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Friday, April 2, 2021 | Spring Semester 2021

Planning for Fall 2021!
The Course List has been released and, as announced, coursework on the Oxford campus will be primarily in-person. The Regional campuses will return to offering both in-person and online courses to students depending on their program of study.  
With the return to in-person instruction, traditional enrollment requirements for F-1 & J-1 students will resume.  

Course Registration will begin on April 7 and will fully open on the Oxford campus on April 26. Check your time ticket for when to register. You are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor to discuss options for making academic progress this fall

If you are planning to enter the U.S., check the following:

  • Passport:  Must be valid for at least six months into the future upon entry date
  • Visa: valid unless expired - your duration of time outside the U.S. does not impact your visa validity. There is no “6-month” rule for visa validity. 
    • If your visa has expired and you are outside the U.S., you must renew your visa in order to travel to the U.S. At this time, visa appointment availability varies depending on country. Review current appointment wait times for your U.S. embassy or Consulate. The U.S. Department of State announced that they are temporarily expanding the ability of U.S. consulates to waive the in-person interview provided that the visa expired within the past 48 months or less. 
  • I-20 or DS-2019
    • Active F-1 or J-1 students should check their I-20 or DS-2019 to see if they have a valid travel signature issued no earlier than September 2020. If not, request a travel signature through InterLink

    • Returning/Starting students should check their I-20 or DS-2019 to verify they have an August 2021 program start date. If not, follow these instructions to request your Fall 2021 I-20:
Reminder: Travel requirements are subject to change and may improve as vaccinations become more available worldwide. Read more about Miami's vaccination plan as well as our vaccine FAQs for international students.
# stop asian hate
Saturday, April 3 at 6:30pm • Stop Asian Hate Vigil 
Gather at the SEAL and join the Asian American Association to mourn and honor the lives of the victims of recent violence. Bring candles, poems/speeches, and pictures of the victims (if you wish). Observe social distancing and mask regulations.
Tuesday, April 6 at 1pm (EDT) • Sprintax Non-resident Tax Webinar
tax time
Topics covered will include who must file a US tax return, residency for tax purposes, FICA, amended returns, implications of misfiling, the stimulus check and much more. 
Also, Sprintax can now file Federal tax returns electronically. 
(Please note form 8843 still needs to be mailed to the IRS.) 
student walking through campus with a Miami mask on with pictures of scenes from covid-19 pandemic overlay.
Immigration Tip
Pay attention for updates about Fall 2021!
ISSS staff will be available to answer questions and present info, including any updates, about Fall 2021 for international students who are continuing on campus, returning to campus or starting at Miami for Fall 2021 at two upcoming webinars.
Register for Fall 2021 Info Session on April 20 at 8am (EDT)
Register for Fall 2021 Info Session on April 20 at 12pm (EDT)
As always, questions can be sent to and ISSS advising appointments can currently be scheduled remotely.  
Applications are now open for the Miami Univerity Police Department (MUPD) Advisory Board!
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The MUPD Student Advisory Board is an opportunity for students to advise University Police about matters related to community policing and other issues involving police-student relations. Students will have the opportunity to provide input on topics such as: police/student relations, community concerns, ways to engage students effectively, and open dialogue relative to the current social climate. We would love to have some international students on this advisory board!
Contact Sgt. Susan Tobergte,, with any questions.
International Student Center. For student and community developmennt and intercultural engagement
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