Office Hours


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. 

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  • All seminars are held at the Slutzker Center for International Services. Please arrive 15 minutes before the indicated time.
  • 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 4:30p.m. and Thursdays from 10:00a.m. to 12:00 noon.

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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

No Seminars or Practical Training Processing

Limited Services

Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3, 2016 

Syracuse University, including the Slutzker Center, will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day Holiday. For the remainder of that week, Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3, there will be no seminars (Practical Training, On-Campus Employment, or Travel) and no practical training processing. Many members of our staff will be away at a conference, so there will be limited services that week. Please note these limited functions when making plans. 

Slutzker Center Undergoing Renovations

The second floor of the Slutzker Center is undergoing painting and carpeting this summer. Therefore, staff from the second floor is moving to the first and third floors, and the Slutzker Center will be in an unsettled state for the next two months. We ask for your patience as you come in for services….. and we hope that you don’t get lost looking for an adviser! 

Book Give Away

As the semester draws to an end, perhaps you are interested in some new summer reading! Over 100 books are available for free on the first floor of the Slutzker Center. Many books of Russian literature, books on religion, culture, tourism, management and more are on display on the tables on the first floor. Come by and take a bag of books home for summer reading! Some books in Russian and French are also available.

Stack of Books

Extended CPT/OPT  Processing Times - updated April 26

The Slutzker Center will continue to process CPT & OPT applications four days a week through June 3, 2016:

Mondays:  3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays:  3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:  3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To ensure the fastest processing time we recommend that you attend an CPT or OPT Seminar, follow the application process on our website and make sure you have all your documents completed with the appropriate copies together before coming in to process your OPT/CPT.

You may apply for OPT up to 90 days before your program completion date and up to 30 days following your completion date. USCIS can take 60-90 days to process your OPT application SO APPLY EARLY!

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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OPT/CPT & Travel Seminars

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

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