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Summer 2017 

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

Advisor-on-call (AOC) times:

  • Monday - Friday 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

For general inquiries and to schedule appointments, 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.
  • Practical Training Seminars: CPT/OPT Seminars are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and the 2nd Friday of each month at the Slutzker Center. CPT Seminars start at 3:00pm; OPT Seminars start at 3:45pm. 
  • CPT/OPT Processing: Mondays from 3:00-4:30pm and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm

Photo Galleries

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Check out photos from past events here.

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

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

Revised Services Schedule for August

From August 7th to August 25th, the adviser-on-call will be available from 1:00-3:00pm. There will be no adviser-on-call in the morning. The regular schedule of adviser-on-call hours will resume on August 28th, 2017.

There will be no seminars during the month of August. The next CPT/OPT seminar will be September 6th, 2017.

CPT/OPT applications will be processed by appointment only. Please email (lescis@syr.edu) or call (315-443-2457) in order to set up an appointment. The regular schedule of CPT/OPT processing will resume on August 28th, 2017.

Welcome Shuttle Service - Begins August 1st 2017

The Graduate School, the Office of First Year and Transfer Students and the Office of Enrollment Management are offering a FREE Welcome Shuttle Service to the Syracuse University campus from either the Syracuse Regional Transportation Center (where buses and trains arrive into Syracuse) or the Syracuse Airport.

The welcome shuttles service will be available from August 1st to August 27th from 10 AM to 10 PM (Syracuse time: EDT / UTC-04:00).

You must sign up to use this service. To help plan for appropriate shuttle coverage, you must provide exact information, where you can, while filling out the application form. Please fill out this form at least 3 days (72 hours) prior to your arrival. Timely and accurate information will help us schedule your pick-up and drop-off better.

For more information, click here.

To Request a Cap Gap I-20

If you are on OPT or STEM OPT and your employer has filed an H-1B on your behalf, once you have received the receipt notice for your H-1B filing, you may request a cap gap I-20 by emailing lescis@syr.edu, include "Cap Gap I-20 Request" in the subject line.


In the email, include:

  • Your current address
  • Your current employer’s name and employer’s address
  • SUID and/or SEVIS number. 
  • Whether you would like your cap gap I-20 mailed to you by regular U.S. mail OR by courier which you will need to arrange on this page.
  • Please do not request the cap gap I-20 by courier until after you have arranged for express shipping in the link above.
  • Regular mail is not trackable and may take 7-10 days to be delivered inside the U.S.  The above express mail service allows you to receive your I-20 through Fedex, UPS or DHL in 3-5 days.  

Summer English Conversation Groups

Registration for English Conversation Groups is open for the summer! Sign-up online here.

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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