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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

OISS will close for the Thanksgiving Weekend at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 11/25. We will resume regular office hours on Monday, November 30th. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving

OISS Services

OISS has resumed a limited presence on-campus. We will not be able to accommodate walk-in at this time, but limited in-person document pick-up/drop-off services will be available by appointment. You can also submit documents online using the following links (OISS allows electronic signatures on all internal forms):
• CPT requests: https://oiss.rice.edu/CPT (netID login required)
• OPT requests: http://bit.ly/optrequest
• STEM OPT Extension requests: http://bit.ly/stemdocs
• Other document submissions: http://bit.ly/oissdocs

Winter Events

OISS is hosting several fun and educational events during this Winter Break. Both virtual and in-person events are on the schedule, including an IMAX Movie Outing, a Virtual Houston Zoo Visit, and a trip to the Bayou Bend Gardens!
 
For a complete list of our Winter Events, please click here.

Virtual Walk-ins

OISS is hosting virtual office walk-in hours via Zoom, Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
To get the Zoom link, please visit https://oiss.rice.edu/virtualoffice (netID login required).
 
Visit https://oiss.rice.edu/covid19 for the OISS Coronavirus FAQ page.