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Welcome to the URI Office of International Students & Scholars


On behalf of the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), I would like to extend our warmest congratulations on your decision to join the University of Rhode Island community. The OISS works with international students, researchers and scholars throughout your stay at URI. We are available to assist you in becoming comfortable in your new environment.  We organize individual and group new arrivals orientation meetings and coordinate services with other academic and administrative units on campus.

We will help you with the areas listed below (and more):

  • Understanding and complying with the US Department of Homeland Security regulations
  • Understanding and complying with the Exchange Visitor Program
  • Preparation of Immigration Documents for you and your dependents
  • Understanding and accessing other U.S. and local government agencies services
  • Understanding and communicating with other URI administrative offices and services

CONFIRM YOUR ARRIVAL

All new Universal of Rhode Island F-1 or J-1 arrivals (e.g., students, scholars, professors) must visit the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) to confirm their arrival, submit copies of their immigration documents, and inform us of their current address (in the US). Before coming to the OISS, we suggest that you download and complete the OISS registration form. Failure to REPORT to the OISS is considered a VIOLATION of your visa status by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • Newly admitted international students, researchers and scholars MUST REPORT to the Office of International Students & Scholars within 30 days of the beginning date noted on their I-20 or DS-2019.

SEVIS TRANSFER

If you are transferring to URI from another US academic institution, complete and submit the transfer form along with the additional necessary documentation to the OISS.

  • SEVIS Transfer students MUST REPORT to the OISS no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of classes
  • Transfer research scholars and professors MAY REPORT as soon as they reach the Kingston campus

We look forward to meeting you!

Best regards,

Dr. Dania Brandford-Calvo, Director


Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the University of Rhode Island not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or discriminate against disabled and Vietnam era veterans in the recruitment, admission or treatment of students, the recruitment, hiring or treatment of faculty and staff, and in the operation of its activities and programs, as specified by State and Federal Laws.


University of Rhode Island • Office of International Students & Scholars • International Center • 37 Lower College Road; Kingston, Rhode Island, 02881

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International Student Orientation

Graduate Students

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Place: Harge Forum, Multicultural Center

 

Undergraduate, ACE, and Exchange Students


Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Place: Harge Forum, Multicultural Center



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