Office Hours


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

Advisor-on-call (AOC) times:

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

For general inquiries send an e-mail to:



All seminars are held at the Slutzker Center for International Services.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the indicated time.

Travel seminars:

  • First and Third 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:

  • First and Third Wednesday of each month
  • Second Friday of each month

        CPT at 3:00 p.m.  

        OPT at  3:45 p.m.

On-Campus Employment seminars:

  • Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Every Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Practical Training Walk-in services for CPT/OPT - Step 2

  • Every Monday - 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Every Thursday - 10:00 a.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

CPT/OPT SEMINAR CHANGES - January 29, 2015

CPT/OPT Seminars will be conducted outside the Slutzker Center  during the months of February and March. 

  • CPT Seminars begin at 3 PM
  • OPT Seminars begin at 3:45 PM


  • February 4 – Kittredge Auditorium, HBC
  • February 13 – Hall of Languages 107
  • February 18 – Kittredge Auditorium, HBC


  • March 4 – Kittredge Auditorium, HBC
  • March 13 – Watson Theater
  • March 18 – Kittredge Auditorium, HBC
  • March 27 – Kittredge Auditorium, HBC

Slutzker Center Staff will process CPT and OPT applications on a walk-in basis on Mondays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00 Noon.

Letter to Students from Saudi Arabia - January 24, 2015

Dear Students from Saudi Arabia,

I write to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all, and your families and fellow citizens of Saudi Arabia, as you mourn the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud.  Our Chancellor Kent Syverud has reached out directly to Prince Sultan to convey and express condolences on the passing of His Royal Highness King Abdullah.  Syracuse University alum, U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., L '68, will lead a U.S. Presidential delegation to Saudi Arabia to pay respect and offer condolences to King Abdullah's family and the people of Saudi Arabia.

Syracuse University has long celebrated the commitment that King Abdullah had made to education, and we have received hundreds of students from Saudi Arabia as a result over the past many decades, going back to the 1980s.  We stand ready to join together with you here on campus, and Hendricks Chapel, to honor the memory of King Abdullah in a gathering most appropriate and significant to you. Please contact me, or Dean Tiffany Steinwert of Hendricks Chapel, so that we might work with you on this memorial.

The University has published their condolences and acknowledgement of the ascendancy of Prince Sultan in the SU NEWS which appeared yesterday, January 23, 2015:

Our prayers and deepest sympathy join with the condolences already expressed by Chancellor Syverud to the Royal Family. May the beneficial legacy which King Abdullah has left inthe world continue to keep his memory alive.

With sympathy and respect,

Dr. Patricia A. Burak, Director

Registration requirements for F-1 and J-1 students - January 24, 2015

F-1 and J-1 students must be registered as full-time students, or establish their full-time status, no later than January 20, 2015 (University's add deadline date):  

  • Undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 credit hours and graduate students who are registered for at least 9 credit hours are considered to be full-time students.   Only one on-line course can count towards the full-time registration requirement. 
  • Undergraduate students who will be graduating in May 2015 and who will be registered for fewer than 12 credit hours in the fall, must submit a Last Semester Memo to the Slutzker Center to establish their full-time status and must be registered for courses that meet in the classroom. 
  • Graduate students who will be registered for fewer than 9 credit hours in the spring, must submit a Certification of Full-Time Status to the Registrar’s Office or a Last Semester Memo to the Slutzker Center to establish their full-time status.   Graduate students registering for fewer than 9 credit hours who still have not fulfilled course requirements must be registered for courses that meet in the classroom.

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