The course withdrawal deadline is Monday, but you must maintain full-time..
The course withdrawal deadline is Monday, but you must maintain full-time..
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Friday, October 16, 2020 | Fall Semester 2020

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Chat with ISSS Advisors!
We are happy to announce that the ISSS advisors will be resuming our "walk-in" hours via online chat. Please visit the ISSS home page during the following hours to chat in real-time with us (all times listed are Eastern/Ohio time):
  • Monday, Thursday, Friday: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:00-10:00am
Look for the red chat box in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. We will be happy to answer quick questions about CPT, OPT, program extensions, enrollment, SEVIS transfers, travel, visas, withdrawal, etc. If more time is needed, we will ask you to schedule an appointment so we can discuss your situation in more detail. We look forward to chatting with you soon!
Friday, October 16 (today) at 6:00pm:
Gandhi's Challenge to America
Annual Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Lecture
Rev. James Morris Lawson Jr. is a Gandhian and a colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who called him "the leading theorist of nonviolence in the world." He was a tactician of non-violence in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. At age 93 he continues to be active in confronting various forms of injustices.
Tuesday, October 20 from 1:00-3:00pm on Central Quad: Tie-Die Face Mask
Make your face mask collection a little groovier! Join Miami Activities & Programming (MAP) on Central Quad to tie-dye a face mask!
Sign up for a specific time in advance
Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00-7:00pm:
Finding Opportunities in a Global Workplace
Miami Alumna Laurie Chamberlin presents on what today's students will need to build the foundations of a great career in a competitive global workplace. Hear her story. Learn practical tips. Find opportunities you'll love. 
Immigration Tip
Maintain Full-Time Enrollment!

Monday, October 19 is the deadline to withdraw from a full-semester course with a "W" grade. However, you must remain enrolled full-time (1
2 credits for undergrads; 9 credits for graduate students) in order to maintain your legal status. At this point in the semester, there are no longer any late-start sprint courses to add to your schedule. Therefore, dropping below full-time will cause a problem for your legal status. Keep in mind that you have the option of switching your courses to credit/no-credit as late as November 30. Courses taken as credit/no-credit still count towards full-time enrollment. If you are struggling, you may wish to explore the academic support services available through the Rinella Learning Center.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, schedule an appointment with an ISSS advisor to discuss your situation!
Join the Armstrong Student Center Board!

We have been informed that there is one remaining position available on the Armstrong Student Center Board and that they are looking for international students to apply! This is an excellent opporunity to share your perspective and have an impact. Note the following:
  • Applications are due on Sunday, October 25
  • Members much be able to serve through Spring Semester 2022
  • Meetings are on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm ET (currently taking place virtually)
  • Learn more about this opportunity
Apply for the Armstrong Student Center Board
International Student Center: for student and community developemtn and intercultural engagement
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