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  • Orientation Spring 2010

    1. 2. Meet the staff of the OIE.
    2. 3. OIE Office 146 Dempsey Hall (First Floor)
    3. 4. Office of International Education <ul><li>Jenna Graff, Office of International Education Director </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Kiekhafer, Program Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Maria Carvalho, Study Abroad Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Baurecht, National Student Exchange Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki Anderson, Front-line Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Mickey Goggin, Intensive English Language Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Alison Maresh, International Student Advisor </li></ul>
    4. 5. Orientation Schedule
    5. 6. New International Student Orientation Schedule UW Oshkosh, Spring 2010 <ul><li>Tuesday, January 26 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Reception </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Reeve Union 306 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Orientation Sessions with ISS staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Reeve Union 306 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Bring your passport, I-94, and I-20 or DS-2019 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Reeve Union 306 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Campus Tour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Meet outside of Reeve at 1:00 p.m. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. New International Student Orientation Schedule UW Oshkosh, Spring 2010 <ul><li>Wednesday, January 27 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Student Online Accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Halsey 101C Computer Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Orientation Sessions with OIE Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Reeve Union 306 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (Pizza) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Reeve Union </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Orientation Sessions with OIE Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location : Reeve Union 306 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 p.m. – ISA Activity - Walk Downtown ( Weather Permitting ) </li></ul></ul>
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    8. 9. <ul><li>Thursday, January 28 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. F-1 Foreign Language Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Testing Center in Polk Library Basement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Exchange Student Foreign Langue Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Testing Center in Polk Library Basement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Meet in the OIE Office (Dempsey 146) at 7:45 a.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. F-1 Math and English Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Testing Center in Polk Library Basement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Exchange Student Math and English Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Testing Center in Polk Library Basement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm. Orientation to Titan Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Dempsey 130 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Meet in the OIE Office (Dempsey 146) at 7:45 a.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Academic Advising ( F-1 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: UARC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Exchange Student Course Enrollment ( J-1 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: OIE Dempsey 146 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Meet in the OIE office in Dempsey 146 at 2:00 p.m. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Friday, January 29 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Cultural Awareness Workshop Part I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Reeve Union 306 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Health Insurance Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Location: Reeve Union 306 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cultural Awareness Workshop Part II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Reeve Union 306 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Polk Library Tour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Meet in the OIE office in Dempsey 146 at 12:50 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2:30 p.m. ISA Activity – Shopping Trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6:00 p.m. – ISA Welcome Party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Evans Hall Basement </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Today’s Agenda
    11. 12. Today’s Agenda <ul><ul><li>Academic Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Immigration Regulations </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Academic Calendar SPRING SEMESTER 2010 Friday January 29, 2010 Academic Advising / Registration Monday February 1 Begin 1st 7-week; 14-week term Friday March 19 End 1st 7-week term Sun-Sun March 21-28 Spring Break Monday March 29 Begin 2nd 7-week term Friday May 14 End 2nd 7-week; 14-week term Saturday May 15 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES Monday ** May 17 Begin 3-week Interim Monday May 31 Legal Holiday, Memorial Day -- no classes Friday June 4 End 3-week Interim; end of semester -- Official Graduation Date ** Spring Interim: classes will meet on May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; 24, 25, 26, 27, 28; June 1, 2, 3, 4.
    13. 14. Contact and Telephone Information <ul><li>Office of International Education </li></ul><ul><li>TEL: +1 (920) 424-0775 (If there is no one available to answer your call, please leave a message on the machine.) </li></ul><ul><li>FAX: +1 (920) 424-0185 </li></ul><ul><li>EMAIL: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>WEBSITE: www.uwosh.edu/oie/iss </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>University Police </li></ul><ul><li>(920) 424-1212 EMERGENCY </li></ul><ul><li>(920) 424-1216 non-emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Important Telephone Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>911 – General Nationwide Emergency Telephone - FREE CALL within </li></ul><ul><li>the U.S. To call for an ambulance, fire truck, or police for a life </li></ul><ul><li>threatening emergency. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>0 – Operator </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>411 – General information on telephone numbers and addresses within </li></ul><ul><li>your area code </li></ul>
    14. 15. Student Services UW Oshkosh Student Email Communications via email is the official means of communication between the Office of International Education and all international students. It is very important that you check your campus (Titan Mail) on a regular basis. The Office of International Education sends out e-newsletters, announcements, and important personal information to all students on a regular basis.
    15. 16. <ul><li>Logging into Titan Mail for the First Time: </li></ul><ul><li>Go to: https://secure.uwosh.edu/email-pwd/ </li></ul><ul><li>1. Enter your username: </li></ul><ul><li>Your default username is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First 5 letters of your Last Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+ First letter of First Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+ Last 2 digits of your Student ID number </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Enter your default password: </li></ul><ul><li>Your default password is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your 7 digit UW Oshkosh student ID number </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Change your password: </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords must meet the following requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 6 characters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot be your username </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot be a word in the system dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passwords are case sensitive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Click on “Change Password” </li></ul><ul><li>5. Go to https://webmail.uwosh.edu/uwc/auth </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your username and new password and click on “Log In” </li></ul><ul><li>6. You’re in! </li></ul>Student Services
    16. 17. Student Services <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>•  University ID • Meal plan card • Declining balance (debit) account for on-campus purchases • Library card • Door access card for some Residence Halls and computer labs • Sports pass for regular season Titan athletic events • Access card for the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) • ATM and PIN based Debit Card (Optional U.S. Bank Account) </li></ul>Titan Card
    17. 18. Student Services <ul><li>Titan Card </li></ul>Campus ID 0123456 STUDENT
    18. 19. Student Services On Campus Housing   Office Location: 263 S. Gruenhagen Conference Center Phone: (920) 424-3212 Email: [email_address] Website: http://housing.uwosh.edu    
    19. 20. Student Services <ul><li>Do I have to live on-campus? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are required to live on campus if you are one of the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freshman student and/or sophomore students, who have not earned 60 or more credits as of the first day of classes, fall semester 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are not a veteran, married or living with parent(s) or guardian. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange student </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. Student Services <ul><li>Off Campus Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Some students prefer to live off campus. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For a list of off-campus housing with the names, addresses, </li></ul><ul><li>and telephone numbers of the landlords </li></ul><ul><li>visit the following website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://osa.uwosh.edu/legalservices/landlords . </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR RESONSIBILITY AS A RENTER </li></ul><ul><li>You are responsible for the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning your own apartment/room </li></ul><ul><li>Removing trash </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling all necessary materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Observe quiet hours after 10:00 p.m. lower the volume on radios, TV, audio equipment, and your voice. </li></ul>
    21. 22. Student Services <ul><li>Dining Services Page 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Office Location: Basement of Blackhawk Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (920) 424-2391 </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://reeve.uwosh.edu/dining/menusandlocations </li></ul><ul><li>Hours of operation for all University Dining Locations can be found at reeve.uwosh.edu/meet-reeve/hours . </li></ul>
    22. 23. Student Services – Postal Services <ul><li>On Campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Titan Central – serves as the United States Postal Service mail and shipping center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7:30am – 9pm Monday through Thursday, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7:30am to 8pm Friday </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>9am - 8pm Saturday </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12pm - 9pm Sunday, except during University holidays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each dorm has mailboxes, one for each room, located near the front desk. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students will be given a key to their mailbox at check-in. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each student will be responsible for turning in the key at the end of the semester or year. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Off Campus - USPS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oshkosh Main Office, 920-236-0624, 1025 W 20th Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54902 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monday – Friday - 7:30am - 5:00pm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saturday - 7:30am - 12:00pm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downtown Station, 920-236-0624, 130 State St, Oshkosh, WI 54901 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monday – Friday - 7:30am - 5:00pm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saturday - 9:00am -12:00 pm </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 24. Additional Shipping Options <ul><li>If you receive a package, the front desk will put a notice </li></ul><ul><li>in your mailbox and you can pick up your package by showing them your Titan ID. </li></ul><ul><li>To send a package, you can use the following methods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Authorized Shipping Outlet Oshkosh Post & Packaging Ctr. LLC , - 321 N Sawyer St. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm; Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Sun: Closed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The UPS Store - 1528 Koeller St. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm; Sat: 9:00am - 2:30pm; Sun: Closed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various drop-off locations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FedEx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FedEx Authorized Shipping Center Oshkosh Post & Packaging Ctr. LLC - 321 N Sawyer St., </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm; Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Sun: Closed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kinkos (FedEx Staffed) - 1971 S Koeller St. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mon.-Fri: 6:00am -10:00pm; Sat: 9:00am -7:00pm; Sun: Closed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various drop-off locations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DHL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various drop-off locations </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 25. Student Services Student Health Center Page 15   Office Location: Radford Hall (First Floor) Phone: (920) 424-2424 Email: [email_address] Website: http://www.uwosh.edu/health_center/ Hours: Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Fall and Spring Semester) Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After Hours Health Services Page 15
    25. 26.   <ul><li>The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh requires that all students with nonimmigrant visas carry adequate health and accident insurance while enrolled in school. </li></ul><ul><li>Health Insurance is required because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cost of medical care in the United States is very expensive and is one of the fastest rising expenses in the US economy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health insurance coverage is essential to avoid risking financial hardship and your future education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some health care facilities in the US routinely refuse treatment to the uninsured. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The US does not provide national health insurance, as do many other countries of the world. </li></ul></ul>Health Insurance
    26. 27.   <ul><li>2009-2010 REQUIRED MEDICAL INSURANCE PREMIUM RATES: </li></ul><ul><li>Premium Rates for 2008-2009 Required Medical Insurance Coverage: </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: Coverage for dependents is available at additional cost, and requires completion of a separate enrollment form. </li></ul><ul><li>SPRING AND SUMMER (January 22, 2010 – August 22, 2010): $483.00 </li></ul><ul><li>FALL (August 22, 2010 – January 22, 2011): $345.00 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(subject to change) </li></ul></ul>Health Insurance
    27. 28.   <ul><li>Our plan meets the following requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum total coverage of $250,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum deductible of $25 </li></ul><ul><li>100% of the first $5,000 of covered medical expenses. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of covered medical expenses in excess of $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000. </li></ul><ul><li>100% of covered medical expenses in excess $50,000 to a maximum of $250,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency medical evacuation. </li></ul><ul><li>Repatriation of mortal remains. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are enrolled in an alternate plan and that plan meets our requirements, enrollment in the University health insurance may be waived. You must bring a copy of your insurance policy (in English) to the Office of International Student Services so that the Advisor can determine if you plan meets the minimum requirements. </li></ul>Health Insurance
    28. 29. Financial Information   <ul><li>Fees and Tuition </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Student Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uwosh.edu/admin_serv/newstdaccts.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Students: </li></ul><ul><li>See your department or contact the Office of Graduate Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange Students: </li></ul><ul><li>See ISS </li></ul>
    29. 30. Financial Information   Estimated Fees – Undergraduate Students Non-Resident Tuition and Fees (for two semesters) $13,922.00 Living Expenses (includes books and supplies) $10,220.00 Health Insurance $828.00 Total: $24,970.00
    30. 31. Financial Information   Non-Resident Tuition and Fees (for two semesters) $13,922.00 WI Resident Tuition and Fees (for two semesters) Difference: $6,349.00 $7,573 (UW Oshkosh Pays)
    31. 32. Financial Information <ul><li>LOCAL BANKING </li></ul><ul><li>IT IS NOT SAFE TO CARRY LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deposit your money in a CHECKING ACCOUNT so that you may write checks as you need cash. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UW Credit Union </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reeve Union – Monday thru Friday, 10am-4pm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Radford Square – Monday thru Friday, 9am-4pm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (Drive-up open until 5pm Thursday and Friday) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US Bank </li></ul><ul><ul><li>111 North Main Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oshkosh, WI 54901-4812 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(800) 872-2657 </li></ul></ul>
    32. 33. Financial Information: U.S. Currency Coins 100¢ = $1.00 Currency Penny = 1¢ Nickel = 5¢ Dime = 10¢ Quarter = 25¢ One Dollar Note George Washington One Dollar Note Great Seal of the United States Two Dollar Note Thomas Jefferson Two Dollar Note The Declaration of Independence Five Dollar Note Abraham Lincoln Five Dollar Note The Lincoln Memorial Ten Dollar Note Alexander Hamilton Ten Dollar Note U.S. Treasury Twenty Dollar Note Andrew Jackson Twenty Dollar Note The White House Fifty Dollar Note Ulysses S. Grant Fifty Dollar Note U.S. Capitol One Hundred Dollar Note Benjamin Franklin One Hundred Dollar Note Independence Hall
    33. 34. Financial Information: Taxes <ul><li>STATE SALES TAX </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the state of Wisconsin, this is 5.0%. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is added to the purchase price of most articles; the tax IS NOT included on the price tag. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Please note that counties or municipalities may add an extra tax to this in addition to the 5.0% state sales tax. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>INCOME TAX </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All F-1 and J-1 students are required to file a US federal income tax return using Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ and/or Form 8433 each year they are in the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The completed form must be filed on or before April 15. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition, all students are required to file Wisconsin state forms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if you have not earned any income, you are still required to file the income tax form. Tax forms and instructions will be available in International Student Services beginning around February 1 of each year. </li></ul></ul>
    34. 35. Employment
    35. 36. Employment On Campus Employment   International students in valid F-1 or J-1 status are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week on campus while enrolled as full-time students. On campus employment is not guaranteed.   In Order to work on campus, you will need a social security number .
    36. 37. Employment <ul><li>SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul> 
    37. 38. Employment <ul><li>SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>  
    38. 39. Employment <ul><li>Applying for your social security number </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>  <ul><li>You will need to apply in person at the Oshkosh Social Security Office </li></ul><ul><li>Location: 304 Otter Ave. Oshkosh WI 54901 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>You will be required to show the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signed employment letter issued by the office hiring you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A valid passport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A valid I-20 or DS-2019 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ALERT: Do not go to the social security office until you have all three of the documents listed above.) </li></ul></ul>
    39. 40. Off Campus Employement <ul><li>Curricular Practical Training (CPT): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An F-1 student is eligible to engage in temporary employment, which is an integral or important part of his/her curriculum. Curricular practical training (CPT) may include internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum, which is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eligibility for CPT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student must have been in lawful status for at least one academic year, unless the student is in a graduate program that requires an internship earlier. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The work must be related to the major field of study and be an integral part of the program; training required by a degree program always meets the requirement, regardless of whether or not academic credit is awarded </li></ul></ul>
    40. 41. Employment <ul><li>Curricular Practical Training (CPT) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>  <ul><li>  Bring the following documents to International Student Services: </li></ul><ul><li>Completed CPT Application form </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Letter, which includes the following information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original letter from employer indicating job title, dates of employment, number of hours of work per week, place of employment, and brief description of work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>You must obtain written authorization from the International Education Office before you begin work. </li></ul>
    41. 42. Off Campus Employment <ul><li>CPT Authorization Form </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul> 
    42. 43. Off Campus Employment <ul><li>Optional Practical Training (OPT) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>  <ul><li>An F-1 student may be eligible to engage in temporary employment for practical training in her/his field of study after completion of studies. The following conditions must be met to be eligible for OPT: </li></ul><ul><li>Student must have been in lawful status for one full academic year </li></ul><ul><li>Employment must be directly related to your major field of study and degree </li></ul><ul><li>Application must be made within the period of 120 days before and 60 days following degree completion date </li></ul><ul><li>Student must have a valid passport </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    43. 44. US Immigration Regulations
    44. 45. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations Important Documents Passport You must maintain a valid passport at all times. You must renew your passport at least six (6) months before it expires.
    45. 46. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations Important Documents I-20 Certificate of Eligibility:
    46. 47. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations Important Documents (J-1 Students) <ul><li>DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility: </li></ul>
    47. 48. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations Important Documents (F-1 and J-1 Students) <ul><li>Visa </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    48. 49. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations Important Documents (F-1 and J-1 Students) <ul><li>Visa </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Expiration date
    49. 50. What You Need to Know: Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations <ul><li>I-94, Arrival/Departure Card </li></ul>
    50. 51. SEVIS: The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System <ul><li>SEVIS Questions & Answers   </li></ul>What is SEVIS? SEVIS is an internet-based system that allows schools and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to exchange data on the visa status of international students. Accurate and current information is transmitted electronically throughout an F-1 or J-1 student's academic career and J-1 scholar's stay in the United States. U.S. embassies and consulates also access to SEVIS.  
    51. 52. SEVIS: The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System <ul><li>How does SEVIS work? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>After The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh admits an international student, SEVIS is notified and the DHS approves the University's request to issue an I-20 or DS-2019. The University sends the I-20 or DS-2019 form to the student. </li></ul><ul><li>The student visits the U.S. consulate abroad, and the consulate confirms through SEVIS that the I-20 or DS-2019 the student or scholar presents is a valid document. If everything is in order, the consulate issues the visa. </li></ul><ul><li>A DHS officer at the airport reports to SEVIS the individual's entry into the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>When the student arrives on campus, he/she reports to International Student Services, and the school confirms through SEVIS the student's enrollment. The University continues to provide regular electronic reports to DHS throughout the student's academic career. (3:30 p.m. today in Dempsey 146 – after the Campus tour) </li></ul>
    52. 53. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations Important Documents <ul><li>Maintaining Lawful Status: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>In order to maintain lawful F-1 and J-1 student status, you must: </li></ul><ul><li>  Keep your passport valid at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the school you are authorized to attend </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to pursue a full course of study ( Audited classes do not count as earned hours.) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow DHS procedures for moving from one educational level to another (e.g., from Bachelors to Masters), and for transferring from one school to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit on-campus employment to 20 hours per week when school is in session. </li></ul><ul><li>Refrain from off-campus employment without authorization. </li></ul>
    53. 54. Maintaining Lawful Status <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Be Aware of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dropping from full-time to part-time enrollment without prior approval from ISS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attending a school other than the one you are authorized to attend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to apply for a timely transfer or I-20 program extension or change in level of study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unauthorized employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to report a change of address </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    54. 55. Maintaining Lawful Status <ul><li>Keep your passport valid at all times. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the school you are authorized to attend. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit on-campus employment to twenty (20) hours per week when school is in session. </li></ul><ul><li>Refrain from off-campus employment without authorization. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to a pursue a full course of study </li></ul>
    55. 56. Reduced Course Load <ul><li>Reduce your course load below full-time status </li></ul><ul><li>Earn a minimum of hours each semester (except summer) </li></ul><ul><li>   12 credit hours for Bachelor’s candidate </li></ul><ul><li>9 credit hours for Master’s candidate w/o assistantship </li></ul><ul><li>6 credit hours for Master’s candidate w/assistantship </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>ACTION REQUIRED: You must complete the ‘Authorization for Exception to a Full Course Load’ form if for any reason you need to drop below the minimum number of registered credits as listed above. </li></ul>
    56. 58. Possible Consequences <ul><li>Subject to deportation (that means you must leave the country) </li></ul><ul><li>Denial of re-entry to the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to move form undergraduate to graduate status </li></ul><ul><li>Denial of requests for practical training denial of requests to change visa status </li></ul><ul><li>Possible denial of all future visa applications </li></ul>
    57. 59. <ul><li>Can a student who is “out of status” regain legal “lawful” status? </li></ul>
    58. 60. <ul><li>Can a student who is “out of status” regain legal “lawful” status? </li></ul><ul><li>Reinstatement </li></ul>
    59. 61. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations <ul><li>Change in Level of Study: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>  If an F-1 student will be moving from one level of study to another at the same institution (i.e., from Bachelors to Masters) a new I-20 form is required. Admission processing, including issuing a new I-20, for graduate students is done by the Graduate School.
    60. 62. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations <ul><li>Transfer of Schools </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>    1. A student wishing to transfer to another school should inform the International Advisor of his/her intention to transfer. You should have the advisor complete and sign the ‘Notification of Intent to Transfer’ form.   2. The student completes the application process at the new school. This may include signing a transfer clearance or International Advisor reference form, which the international adviser at the old school completes and submits to the new international advisor.   3. UW Oshkosh will transfer the student’s SEVIS record to the new school by the transfer release date. The new school will issue a new I-20 to the student to begin the new program at the new school.   4. The student enrolls in the new school in the next academic term or the first term after the student’s summer vacation. No later than 15 days after starting classes , the student must sign page 1 of the new I-20 and submit it to the DSO at the new school.   5. The DSO at the new school completes the transfer process by registering the student into SEVIS.
    61. 63. Basic US Immigration Regulations <ul><li>Program Extension: </li></ul><ul><li>An F-1 or J-1 student is admitted to the U.S. for “duration of status,” that is, to complete an educational program or objective. However, if a student must remain in an educational program beyond the date originally estimated for completion of the program (as stated on the I-20 or DS-2019 form) the student must comply with BCIS procedures for program extension. Application should be made to the Designated School Officer at least 30 days before the completion date on the I-20 or DS-2019 form. </li></ul>
    62. 64. <ul><li>I-20 DS-2019 </li></ul>
    63. 65. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations <ul><li>Program Extension Form   </li></ul>The form may be obtained in the International Advisor’s Office, Dempsey Hall 146
    64. 66. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations <ul><li>Visits Outside the U.S.:   </li></ul>If you plan a trip to any point outside the U.S. and plan to return, you must make sure that all of the necessary documents are in order.   You will need: (a) A passport valid to cover the planned return date (b) A visa , also valid, to cover the planned return (in some cases, a visa is issued for two, three, five, or multiple entries. In such cases, the visit and return must be within the stated number of entries) (c) You must have an endorsement by the International Advisor on your I-20 or DS-2019 form   In many cases, you will need to obtain a visa to enter countries other than the U.S. You should contact the Embassy of the country you plan to visit as far in advance as possible. Please feel free to contact the International Advisor for more information.  
    65. 67. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations <ul><li>Recommended supporting documents  </li></ul><ul><li>UW Oshkosh transcripts (student copy is OK) to verify your enrollment. </li></ul><ul><li>International Student Services prepare a certification letter of your enrollment and visa status </li></ul><ul><li>Applying for a new visa: </li></ul><ul><li>If you will be applying for a new visa you should have International Student Services prepare a certification letter for you.  </li></ul><ul><li>You should also be prepared to provide financial documents verifying your means of support if you are applying for a new visa. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    66. 68. Basic U.S. Immigration Regulations <ul><li>F-1/J-1 STUDENT VISA PROCEDURES FOR DEPARTING AND RE-ENTERING THE U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>  If you are traveling to Canada or Mexico , the travel endorsement on your I-20 should not be dated more than 90 prior to you planned re-entry into the U.S.   Additional information regarding visa application procedures can be accessed at: http://travel.state.gov/visa;foreignstuden.html Embassy/Consulate Links: http://www.embassyworld.com/
    67. 69. QUESTIONS