Office Hours


Summer 2017 

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



  • 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

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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



    FOR THE WEEK OF May 30 through June 2, 2017


    Many members of our staff will be away at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference.


    There will be limited services that week. Please note these limited functions when making plans.

    No Practical Training processing during this week.

    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, 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.  

    The Impact of the 2016 Election on Immigration Matters


    We are collecting information about the potential impact of the recent U.S. election results on immigration matters here.

    There are some matters about which there is a lot of speculation because no one can know what will happen…what will the new President of the U.S. do with regard to immigration?  There are other matters about which there is some certainty…what does the U.S. legislative and regulatory process require for changes in immigration matters to take place? 

    If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to visit the Slutzker Center to speak to an advisor.  We have an Advisor on Call, Monday-Friday, 11 am-3 pm.  Please keep in mind that we expect to learn more about the new administration’s immigration-related intentions over the next few months.   

    We ask you to keep in mind the following from the November 11, 2016 Message from Chancellor Kent Syverud:   

    Syracuse University is built upon a deep sense of an inclusive community. This is a commitment to open and respectful dialogue, dedication to academic freedom and the search for truth, and a promise to include all voices, to listen to all viewpoints, and to embrace all members irrespective of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, veteran-military status and political views.  

    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

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    STOP Bias is an educational campaign dedicated to preventing acts of bias on the SU campus.

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