Connect with OIS
There are many ways to connect with the Office of International Services. You can send us an email, give us a call, or visit our office to collect a document or attend a scheduled, in-person advising appointment. See below for more details on how to connect with an advisor and other ways to engage with our office. We look forward to working with you!
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Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
During our regular hours of operation, visitors are welcome to drop off and pick up documents at our front desk or contact us for general assistance via phone or email. Please see below for details on how to schedule an advising appointment with an OIS advisor. OIS remains open during spring break and summer terms, closing only during winter break and official University holidays. Please see our emergency information page for instructions on what to do if you experience an emergency while our office is closed.
2023-24 Closure Dates
OIS follows the UIC calendar and will be closed on the following days. Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023 Labor Day Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 24, 2023 Winter Break Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2024 Juneteenth Monday, June 19, 2023 & Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Email is a great way to connect with OIS. See below for a list of email addresses for specific groups and requests. Or, you can always send an email to email@example.com and it will get routed promptly to the appropriate person.
OIS email contacts
firstname.lastname@example.org Main email address for OIS. email@example.com Email address for prospective and newly-admitted international students. firstname.lastname@example.org Email address for prospective and current exchange students and exchange program coordinators at international partner universities. email@example.com Email address for prospective and active J-1 Exchange Visitor Scholars. firstname.lastname@example.org Email address for UIC international employees, including H-1Bs, O-1s, and physicians. email@example.com Email address for current and incoming Tutorium students. firstname.lastname@example.org Email address for UIC alumni applying for or participating in F-1 STEM Optional Practical Training.
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+1 (312) 996-3121
Our reception staff manages calls to our main office phone number Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Feel free to give us a call if you have a question, would like to connect with an advisor, or want information about an OIS program or service. If needed, leave a voice message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.
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UIC international students, exchange visitors, and employees typically make appointments to discuss immigration status and services, to seek referrals to UIC and external resources, and to find guidance and support around issues related to cultural adjustment or the logistics of daily life in the U.S.
International students can schedule an advising appointment with an OIS advisor through iAdvise. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, with the first appointment at 9:00 a.m. and the last appointment beginning at 3:00 p.m. Appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and same-day appointments are not available. When scheduling your appointment, you can choose to meet with the OIS Advisor in person at our office or virtually via Zoom.
Use iAdvise to schedule an appointment with an OIS student advisor.
J-1 EV Scholars
Send your appointment request to email@example.com and include your name, UIN (if available), the reason for the appointment, preferred date/time, and format (in-person or virtual). An OIS Advisor will connect with you to confirm the details of the appointment.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with an OIS scholar advisor.
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You can find OIS on the second floor of the Student Services Building (SSB) at 1200 West Harrison Street. SSB is conveniently located near the Racine stop of the CTA Blue Line and along the routes of the #7 and #60 CTA Buses. Limited street parking is available but you can pay to park your car at the Harrison Street Parking Structure just half a block away.
If you plan to visit us in person, please review the latest campus COVID-19 safety announcements posted at today.uic.edu/coronavirus. Masks are currently encouraged for in-person visits.
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Office of International Services (MC 326) Suite 2160
University of Illinois Chicago
Student Services Building 1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7164
If you need to mail documents to our office, using regular post or a courier service such as UPS or FedEx, use the above mailing address to ensure best delivery.
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+1 (312) 996-9432
If you need to fax something to our office, use the above number and be sure to include your name and UIN (if available) on each page to ensure proper identification.