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SPRING 2016 Semester

  • Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SUMMER 2016 Semester 

  • From May 16 through August 26, 2016 - Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm

FALL 2016 Semester

  • Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advisor-on-call (AOC) times:

Appointments are available on a walk-in basis. 

  • Monday - Friday 11:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

For general inquiries send an e-mail to: lescis@syr.edu.

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SEMINARS SCHEDULE

  • All seminars are held at the Slutzker Center for International Services. Please arrive 15 minutes before the indicated time.
  • Travel Seminars: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:30p.m. Every Friday at 12:00 noon. Bring your I-20, passport, I-94, and proof of health insurance valid for at least six months into the future.
  • Practical Training Seminars: 1st and 3rd Wednesday and 2nd Friday of each month. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Seminars begin at 3:00p.m. Optional Practical Training (OPT) Seminars begin at 3:45p.m.
  • Practical Training Step 2: Mondays from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. and Thursdays from 10:00a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  • On-Campus Employment Seminars: will not be scheduled until January 2016.

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Calendar of Events

Virtual Tour

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Visit campus online! Take a walking tour with our virtual tour guide to explore the sights of our beautiful campus. Visit the Quad, academic buildings, the Carrier Dome, and more. Begin tour.

Bird Library also offers a virtual tour highlighting library places, services and collections. Web, slide show and video versions are available.

News and Announcements

February and March CPT/OPT Seminars

In order to accommodate the large number of students that attend CPT/OPT seminars in February and March, we will hold them outside of the Slutzker Center. We have also added seminars during the month of March

  • The CPT seminar begins at 3:00 p.m. 
  • The OPT seminar begins at 3:45 p.m.

Wednesdays: 2/3, 2/17, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30 – 500 Hall of Languages

Fridays: 2/12, 3/11, 3/25 – Kittredge Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse (HBC)  

Be sure to arrive early!

STEM OPT Update

On January 23, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia extended the time it had previously given the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reissue the regulations providing for the STEM extension of Optional Practical Training.  Initially, DHS had been given until February 12, 2016.  DHS now has until May 10, 2016 to reissue STEM OPT regulations.

In response to an August 2015 court ruling dictating that the STEM extension of OPT would no longer exist after February 12, 2016 unless DHS correctly published a new regulation, DHS published a regulation on October 19, 2015 hoping to have it implemented before the February 12, 2016 deadline.  The process of promulgating regulations requires time for public comment, consideration of the comments by DHS and a response from DHS.  DHS received 50,500 comments to the published regulation and has realized that it is unable to read and react to the comments before the court established deadline of February 12, 2016.  Therefore, DHS requested a 3 month extension (until May 10, 2016) from the court and it was granted.  The Court has indicated that there will be no further extensions so the STEM regulation must be implemented before May 10, 2016 or the STEM extension of OPT will no longer exist.    

In the meantime, the employment authorization of students currently authorized for the STEM extension of OPT will continue until at least May 10, 2016.  Students who are eligible for the STEM extension of OPT may apply for the STEM extension until at least May 10, 2016. To be eligible for the STEM extension of OPT, you must be authorized for OPT on the basis of your program of study in a STEM field and have employment with an employer that participates in E-verify. You may apply for the STEM extension up to 120 days before the end date of your authorized OPT. 

DHS requested this extension of 90 days so they must believe they can meet this deadline to publish new STEM OPT regulations.  We do not know if DHS will be able to meet this deadline.  We do not know if DHS will be able to implement new STEM regulations by May 10, 2016.    The October 19, 2015 proposed STEM regulations provided some changes to the current STEM regulations.  We do not know if the STEM regulations will be finalized as proposed in October 2015 or if DHS will further change the proposed regulation based on the comments they received.   We have no information about what will happen after May 10, 2016.  We will inform you of any guidance we receive. 

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