Welcome to OISS! – #YouAreWelcomeHere

The Office of International Students & Scholars is here to support all Rice internationals and the Academic Departments with all matters related to immigration, international compliance, and cultural adaptation.

Virtual & In-person Walk-in Advising Hours

OISS offers daily virtual & in-person walk-in advising opportunities. Students & scholars will be seen on a first come, first serve basis, so please be prepared to wait in line or in a Zoom waiting room before you are seen.
For more information and the schedule, please see https://oiss.rice.edu/appointment.

Document Pick-up

OISS reception desk is located on the 2nd floor of Lovett Hall, Entrance A. Unfortunately historic Lovett Hall is not an accessible building and does not have an elevator. If you are unable to climb stairs, please contact us and we will be happy to meet with you at another location.
For more information about document pick-up options, please see https://oiss.rice.edu/getdocs.

Document Submission

Please see below the links for the most common online submissions for OISS. We accept digital/electronic signatures on all internal forms:
• CPT requests: https://oiss.rice.edu/applyCPT
• OPT requests: http://bit.ly/optrequest
• STEM OPT Extension requests: http://bit.ly/stemdocs
• Other document submissions: http://bit.ly/oissdocs