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Office Hours and Walk–In Advising for F and J Visa Holders

Please Note

Due to a staff retreat, the ISSS office will be closed on Tuesday, July 28. There will not be Walk-Ins and documents will not be available for pickup on this day.

There will no Friday Walk-Ins throughout the summer. Students and scholars wishing to meet with an adviser without an appointment should come to the office Monday-Thursday between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

F-1 and J-1 Walk-Ins Schedule

* Monday

1:30– 4:00 p.m.


1:30 – 4:00 p.m.


1:30– 4:00 p.m.

* Thursday

1:30– 4:00 p.m.


No Friday Walk-Ins

Walk–ins are 15–minute, unscheduled drop-in meetings with advisors taken on a first-come, first-served basis for F and J visa holders. An appointment isn′t needed for walk-in advising. You can sign up at the Welcome Center in 190 Humphrey School.

We may close walk-ins early if we have more people than can be seen during the allotted time.

* Sponsored Student Walk-Ins Schedule are on Monday and Thursday:
1:30– 4:00 p.m.

Office Hours



Monday – Thursday






ISSS is open during the hours listed. However, if you wish to meet with an advisor, you should come in during the F and J visa walk-in hours or schedule an appointment at the Welcome Center. Please note that ISSS is closed for lunch from 12pm– 1pm every day.


To schedule an appointment with an F/J/H visa advisor or counselor, or to request a disability-related accommodation, please contact our Welcome Center in 190 Humphrey School (612-626-7100, Regular appointments generally last up to 30 minutes, but if you feel you need more time, ask for a longer appointment. Please allow two weeks advance notice if you are requesting additional accommodations. ISSS does not schedule same-day appointments.

Directions to ISSS

Contact Us

International Student and Scholar Services
190 Hubert H. Humphrey School
301 19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Telephone: (612) 626-7100
Fax: (612) 626-7361