Office Hours


Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • SCIS Advisors will be available for brief walk-in questions ONLY from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Students and scholars are welcome to come in during these hours should they wish to see an advisor without an appointment.
  • CPT and OPT applications can be processed ONLY by appointment. Please call for an appointment. The waiting time for an appointment in the month of August can be up to one week.
  • Scholars and students, who cannot come in during student advising hours, please call 315-443-2457 to request an appointment
  • For general inquiries send an e-mail to

It is anticipated that AOC (“Adviser on Call”) hours will return to a normal 11-3 schedule in September 2014.


All seminars held at the Slutzker Center.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the indicated time.

Travel seminars:
- First and third Wednesday of each month at 1:30pm
- Every Friday at 12pm

(Please bring your I-20, passport, I-94, and proof of health insurance. Your health insurance MUST BE valid for at least six months in the future.)

Practical Training seminars:
- First and third Wednesday of each month
- Second Friday of each month
All seminars held at 3pm for CPT and 3:45pm for OPT

On-Campus Employment seminars:
- Every Tuesday at 2pm
- Every Friday at 9:30am

Practical Training services:
walk-in services for CPT/OPT - Step 2
-Every Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm 
-Every Thursday from 10am to 12pm

Life after Practical Training Seminars:
- First Monday & Thursday of each month at 2pm (by appointment)

Photo Galleries


Check out photos from past events here.

Or visit the Photos section of our facebook page and post a comment.

Calendar of Events

Virtual Tour


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


SCIS Advisors will be available for brief walk-in questions ONLY from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

CPT and OPT applications can be processed ONLY by appointment. Please call for an appointment

New Payment Option for International Students

The Bursar’s Office is excited to announce a new payment option for international students!

The University has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions to offer a robust, convenient and cost saving (competitive exchange rates and lower bank fees) method for you to make your Bursar bill payment to Syracuse University.

More information, including a video can be found here:

If you have any questions, please email the Bursar's Office at

New Summer Office Hours

Starting Monday, May 12th, the Slutzker Center office hours will change for the summer. The office will now be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.

As a result, Practical Training Step 2 processing on Mondays will be held from 3-4:30pm.

We would like to wish all the SU international students and scholars a Happy Summer.  If you are in the Syracuse area, please feel free to stop by the Slutzker Center.  We would love to see you!

Avoid Immigration Scams

The Slutzker Center has been made aware of several incidences across the country in which international students and scholars have become the target of immigration-related scams.  These scams often involve a phone call from an individual claiming to be from the state police, the IRS, USCIS, ICE, or some other government agency.  The individual may know specific information about you, such as your Social Security Number, Alien Registration Number, or the schools you have attended and degrees earned.  Most often, the scammer will threaten you or your dependents with deportation unless you pay a certain amount of money.

Please be aware that no one from a US governement agency would ever threaten deportation and demand money over the phone.  If you receive a similar phone call, you should not give out any of your personal information.  Ask the person for their name, who they are working for, and their phone number.  Tell them you will call them back or simply just hang up. Then visit the USCIS Report Scams website for information on how to properly report the scam. Remember reporting scams will not affect your immigration status, applications, or petitions. Also, many states allow you to report scams anonymously.

For more information on how to avoid becoming a scam victim, please visit the USCIS Avoid Scams website.

Arrival Guide for New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Syracuse University. Please follow the link below for important information on the arrival procedures.

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Employment Guide for Students & Scholars

Read all the essential information regarding your elegibility and resources to land on-campus or off-campus jobs.

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OPT/CPT & Travel Seminars

For information about our seminar schedule, please follow the link below.

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