International Student and Scholar Services

ISSS Updates and Resources

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services continues to provide all services for our students, scholars, and partners across campus. 

Visit the ISSS Frequently Asked Questions page for information about spring arrivals, COVID-19, quarantine information, and more.

Advising Hours

ISSS has regular advising hours for immigration and health insurance questions:

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10:00-11:45 am
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 1:30-3:30 pm

Call the ISSS at 607-777-2510 during these times and leave a detailed message, including your full name, B number, and phone number. An advisor will return your call as quickly as possible. 

If you are submitting a request to ISSS that requires a new I-20 or DS-2019, your document(s) will be issued to you electronically or mailed to the address that you provide on the request. 

You can also contact ISSS using the following topic-based email addresses:

Updates to SEVP Guidance for Spring 2021

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has indicated that the guidance from the fall 2020 semester is still in place until further notice. Continuing students who were in valid F-1 status as of March 9, 2020 may maintain status by taking all of their classes online if that is most appropriate for their circumstances. Students whose F-1 status started after March 9, 2020 must enroll in at least one hybrid or in-person course that counts toward their full-time requirements. You can find detailed information about this guidance on the ISSS FAQ page. That page will continue to be updated to reflect new information and guidance from the U.S. government. 

University Resources

The Academic Calendar for the spring 2021 semester is now available online. Spring classes are scheduled to begin on February 11.

For updated information about other Binghamton University resources, visit the Restarting Binghamton FAQ

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