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.

OISS Services

OISS office space has expanded! We are still in Lovett Hall, Entrance A, but now OISS has a reception desk on both the First (Room 101) and Second (Room 201) floors to assist you faster, and in a less crowded manner. Document pick-ups are available at the second floor reception desk.
Visit https://oiss.rice.edu/covid19 for the OISS Coronavirus FAQ page.


Appointments with an OISS advisor are currently available by phone, zoom, or in-person. When scheduling an appointment, please specify your preferred option and we will accommodate accordingly. To schedule an appointment please call 713-348-6095, email oiss@rice.edu, or visit https://oiss.rice.edu/appointment.
In-person appointment reminder: OISS follows the Rice Face Mask Policy regarding indoor meetings, where face masks are currently required at all times.

Document Submission

We encourage you to continue using our online options:
• CPT requests: https://oiss.rice.edu/applyCPT (netID login required)
• OPT requests: http://bit.ly/optrequest
• STEM OPT Extension requests: http://bit.ly/stemdocs
• Other document submissions: http://bit.ly/oissdocs