Diversity and Inclusion

People make Community, but Community supports People

WashU is home to thousands of diverse individuals. People who look like you and think like you and people who do neither. All these people make the WashU community and WashU works to support each individual. Learn more about resources central to your identity.

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ASK AN ADVISOR: How can I celebrate Halloween this year?

As the weather has slowly turned colder, across campus excitement has been building for all sorts of Fall things: pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider, and everyone’s favorite spooky holiday, Halloween!

ASK AN ADVISOR: How do I get a Driver’s License as an International Student?

Question: Can I get Missouri driver’s license if I am an international student?

ASK AN ADVISOR: I heard OPT is Changing. How will this affect my OPT?

This past September, the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), issued new guidance on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

ASK AN ADVISOR: I’m Graduating Soon, How Can I Get Work Authorization?

Question: I will be graduating Soon. How do I get work authorization to work in the US after graduation?

ASK AN ADVISOR: Passport, check. Visa, check. What else do I need for travel?

Along with having a valid passport, with at least 6 months left on it and a valid F-1 entry visa, you must have a recent travel signature from one of your OISS advisors on page 2 of your I-20.

ASK AN ADVISOR: Who Can I Talk to When I am Feeling Stressed?

Question: I’ve been in the US for over a year, but I’m still having difficulty adjusting. The stress from my classes is too much and I feel like an outsider, constantly alone. Is there anyone I can talk to about this?

ASK AN ADVISOR: Why does OISS keep telling me to print out my I-94 after I travel?

Your I-94 is an important part of your immigration record and changes each time you travel outside the U.S.

Avoiding Tax Scams

Learn about some common tax scams and how to avoid them, particularly for international students.

Associated Departments

  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Our work enhances and strengthens Washington University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Campus Life

    Campus Life empowers students to discover and define themselves and their communities through advising, programs and resources.

  • Residential Life

    We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.