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 Graduation Celebration

To recognize the incredible hard work and success of the graduating international students, OISS is celebrating all graduating international students with both an in-person and a virtual graduation celebration event!
 
1) OISS Virtual Graduation Celebration
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 5/14/2021
Custom Zoom backgrounds for a more festive celebration available!
 
2) OISS In-Person Graduation Celebration
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. on Friday, 5/14/2021
RSVP required!
 
Visit https://oiss.rice.edu/virtualgraduation for more information!

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

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.