International student and scholar advisors are available to discuss your immigration status, University policies, and cultural adjustment. Advisors are also available to help you when you aren't sure who to speak to at the University about a particular problem or concern. Students are not assigned to a particular advisor, but we do recommend you meet with the same advisor if we are assisting you with an ongoing or complex immigration matter. Scholars generally meet with Laura Buhs.
Walk-In Advising Hours
You may call or visit an advisor without an appointment during our daily walk-in hours. If you would like to speak to a specific advisor, please call our office at 303-871-4912 to ask when that advisor is scheduled for walk-in hours. Advisors are available during the following times each week:
|10 am - 12 pm||-||10 am - 12 pm||-||10 am - 12 pm|
|1 - 4 pm||1 - 4 pm||1 - 4 pm||1 - 4 pm||1 - 4 pm|
If you have an immigration emergency while the office is closed, please contact Campus Safety 303-871-3000.
Due to the involvement of ISSS staff in the Internationalization Summit, there will be no advising hours during the afternoon of Thursday, April 10th and all day on Friday, April 11th. However, the International House front desk will remain open for students needing to pick up or drop off documents.
If you are unable to visit our office during our regular walk-in hours, you may schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor during a time that is more convenient for you. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call our front desk at 303-871-4912.
Working with Advisors
Advisors in our office are highly knowledgeable in the interpretation and application of federal regulations governing student and scholar immigration statuses. We recommend speaking to an advisor anytime you have a question about your status or your eligibility for a particular immigration benefit. Advisors are also trained in a variety of social and cultural areas, including intercultural communication and cultural adjustment.
When You Arrive
When you visit our office, please check-in with the front desk receptionist. The receptionist will let you know when an advisor is available to see you. An advisor will generally be available to see you within 5 - 10 minutes, depending on the number of students waiting before you.
Advisors can discuss a number of issues with students and scholars, including immigration regulations, University policies, and resources to assist with cultural adjustment and academic success. However, advisors are unable to advise on the following matters:
- Legal issues, including criminal and civil court cases
- U.S. taxes and tax law
- Mental health and personal counseling needs
Advisors may refer you to other offices on campus or recommend you seek assistance from outside professionals when your needs extend beyond our professional limits, as outlined above.
Advising sessions are confidential. Records of meetings with advisors are only available to staff members in our office and other University personnel who have a professional need to know about your visit. Advisors may discuss complex cases with each other when there is a question of interpretation of immigration regulations.