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 Summer Events

OISS is hosting several fun and educational events this summer. Events include weekly Snacks & Conversation Sessions, a pool party, an art walk across campus, and more! We look forward to having you join us!  
For a complete list of our Summer Events, please click here.

Summer Fun.

OISS Services

OISS has reception desks on both the First (Room 101) and Second (Room 201) floors of Lovett Hall, Entrance A. Document are primarily available for pick-up at the first floor reception desk. When the first floor is temporarily closed, documents can be picked up on the second floor.
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. Masks are not currently required for individuals who are fully vaccinated, but those who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask when indoors. OISS invites even fully vaccinated people to wear a mask if they choose, as we want everyone to feel at ease and comfortable during indoor meetings.

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