All appointments with ISSS advisors are being held via phone or video chat.
All appointments with ISSS advisors are being held via phone or video chat.
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Friday, April 17 | Spring Semester 2020

Important Reminders
  • ISSS is holding all appointments via phone or Google Hangout and offering mail delivery for documents. MacMillan Hall and most other buildings on campus are closed. When scheduling an appointment with an advisor, be sure to give your phone number or indicate Google Hangout in the comments. 

  • Make sure to keep your contact information up-to-date in BannerWeb:

To change your mailing address and/or phone number:
1. Log in to BannerWeb 
2. Select “Personal Information” from the main menu.
3. Select “Update Address and Phone” from the menu.
4. Follow the instructions on the page.
Note that you are required by law to update your "Local" address in the United States within 10 days of moving.

To change your cell/mobile phone number or emergency contacts,  update your Contact Information

As always, general questions can be sent to or, for more complex issues, schedule an appointment with an ISSS advisor.
Programs and Events
Spring Semester 2020 Important Dates to Know: 

April 17 (today): Last day to withdraw from a course 

April 22:
 Fall 2020 Registration Opens. Check your registration time ticket in BannerWeb.

May 8: Deadline for requesting credit/no credit
The credit/no-credit grading policy has changed for the Spring 2020 term. Students will have the option to select credit/no-credit grading for certain courses (check BannerWeb to see if this option is available for specific courses). 
Remember that you have ample time to choose this option, so please consider it carefully and seek out your Academic Advisor or ISSS advising as needed.

May 15: Last Day of Spring Semester
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Question: When should I apply for OPT if I am completing my PhD this summer?
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Shout out to eLearning Miami!

Consideration is being given to international students who may be learning from outside the US. eLearning Miami has been working with faculty to accommodate international students who may be facing additional challenges to learning remotely.  

When dealing with international students who have returned home and are dealing with a time difference or internet restrictions, Miami faculty are encouraged to be flexible and understanding.

Virtual support is also available to help you finish the semester strong.  
DAB creates an opportunity for students to influence positive change on campus, celebrate student accomplishments, and help the Office of the Dean of Students set priorities and create initiatives. The board is expected to meet bi-weekly on Fridays throughout the 2020-21 academic year.
Please let ISSS know where you are! If your plans change, update the ISSS form and your local (off-campus) address in BannerWeb. 
Where am I?
If you are living off-campus, please remember to make sure you are counted in the 2020 Census. More information can be found at: Miami University Census 2020 page or the City of Oxford Census page.
If you have a non-paying internship for Summer 2020, the Career Center is accepting applications for Summer Internship Awards, ranging from  $2000-$3000. Apply before April 27, 2020. For any questions, please contact Jennifer McLaughlin at
Armstrong Student Center is hiring Ambassadors, Building Managers, Event Production Team Members, and Red Zone Workers for Fall 2020. Apply now.
Are you looking to distribute information about your event, program, group, etc. to international students and scholars at Miami? Submit an ISSS communications request.
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