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A Time to Celebrate: Welcome Chancellor Martin!

This year, we will experience a unique and special event at Washington University in St. Louis on October 3rd, as we celebrate the inauguration of Chancellor Andrew Martin, as our 15th Chancellor in our 165 year WashU history.

Address/Phone/Email Reporting Requirement

SEVIS regulations require the university to report a physical local address, phone number and email address for all F-1 and J-1 students.

After U.S. Arrival for International Students

After you arrive in St. Louis, see the steps to take to make sure you get off to a smooth start.

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.