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 will be short-staffed May 30 - June 2 due to an immigration conference. We will not be able to offer virtual or in-person walk-in hours this week.

Walk-in hours will resume on June 5, 2023 (schedule available at https://oiss.rice.edu/appointment).

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 (netID login required)
• OPT requests: http://bit.ly/optrequest
• STEM OPT Extension requests: http://bit.ly/stemdocs
• Other document submissions: http://bit.ly/oissdocs


Document Pick-up

OISS has reception desks on both the First (Room 101) and Second (Room 201) floors of Lovett Hall, Entrance A. Documents are primarily available for pick-up at the first floor reception desk between 8:30am - 1:00pm, and at the second floor reception desk between 1:00 - 5:00pm.
For more information about document pick-up options, please see https://oiss.rice.edu/getdocs.